Decluttering the Home

It’s September and many are thinking and dreaming of fall. In Florida, we are especially hopeful of slightly cooler weather. It’s almost time to pack away summer and bring out the fall. As you do, consider decluttering and organizing your home.

Try not to tackle decluttering your home in one day. It will be overwhelming, exhausting, and you may not want to finish. Pick one room of your home per weekend to focus on. This will help to truly organize. Speaking of organization, don’t purchase storage containers until after you have decluttered and can take a full inventory of what kind of storage will work for you.

Below are a few ideas to help get you started:

  • In the Kitchen, look for expired spices. Even if the container is full, toss it if it’s expired. It will have lost its flavor anyway. If you have a blender that’s been taking up cabinet space for two years and never been used, time to give it away. Donate or toss anything that you do not use and is taking up unnecessary space.
  • For the bathroom, toss any expired medicine, old nail polish, and old make-up. The bathroom will instantly feel bigger.
  • In your closet, get rid of clothes you have not worn in years. You will thank yourself when you can better see and reach the clothes you do enjoy wearing.

When thinking of the space in your home, it’s important that it is a place that functions for you and allows you to truly enjoy it. As the weather begins to cool in the next month or so, you will be thankful when you can sit on your couch, cozy up with a warm drink, and enjoy a decluttered and organized home.

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