The Fall Purge


Now's the time for getting rid of the clutter!! If you don't have a Fall clean-up in your neightborhood, set a deadline for yourself & do your own "Fall Cleanup." (image above from www.treelink.org)






The first thing is to get all of the "total junk" (or trash) out of your house & take it to the curb or dump. We did this this weekend & it feels SO good!! (The people left a shed full of junk here for us when we bought the house last Spring.)





As you're switching over your clothes from Summer to Winter/ Fall, go through each & every closet & drawer in your house. If you haven't worn something in the past year, decide whether to: give it away, throw it away (if you think no one would want it) or consign it.


Comb through your storage areas looking for items you or your kids may have outgrown or you no longer need/ want: old toys, ratty sheets & towels, bad decor purchases, non-working tools, etc. Finally, organize the wajeebies out of everything you're keeping so next season's organizing is easier.




*images from Real Simple

So go ahead, if you haven't already, begin THE PURGE. It's time and you'll feel so much better. I know I do!


xoxo,

lauren

15 comments:

Greet said...

Hi Lauren,

I think you can read minds! This morning I spent a few hours to get rid of my old (very old) magazines! They pulled out of my office cabinets!

Greet

A Country Farmhouse said...

I think I'm going to do my Fall purge today! This morning I woke up to snow...and it hasn't stopped! First on my list...switch out closets for Fall/Winter! : + Trina xo

Struggler said...

Ooh yes, I'm really in the mood to do this. Part of me thinks I should have a mini garage sale, but the sensible part says that putting it by the curb with a 'free' note on Craigslist would be much faster!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Yes! I love the Fall purge. It has begun around here too. Makes me feel so productive! :)

LindsB said...

I need to switch my closets over so bad- I wish I had a huge walk in closet and I didnt have to do this...damn you apartment living :)

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

I've been doing this a teeny bit at a time all around the house for a few weeks now. Some days I get into my closet and want to spend the WHOLE DAY taking EVERYTHING out... and putting very little back in... but so far I haven't had the luxury of a whole day. So, for now, a bag, a box at a time from various places throughout the house will have to do. Not as satisfying as a whole clost/room/house dump though!

Jennifer said...

no matter how much I toss/get ride of, there is always more that needs to go!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooh...On the same wave length here. Cleanes out the linen closet some bookshelves. It DOES feel good!

Maria Killam said...

It's just like Spring, getting the house ready for fall! Great post!

Ruthies Renewed Treasured said...

I do this every year and it ALWAYS makes me feel better and unclutter's my brain!

Haven and Home said...

I do like to do a big cleaning once or twice a year. I wish I could clean the attic this weekend!

Haven and Home said...

I do like to do a big cleaning once or twice a year. I wish I could clean the attic this weekend!

Nicole Lanteri said...

I just took a pile of clothes to Current Boutique in Arlington to consign -- such a great feeling!!

plaisirs simples said...

oooo love that tree!!!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Adding this to my to do list. I went home to Mississippi last weekend and my mom has been cleaning out a lot. Which she needed to- they've lived in that house for 30 years!!