The Fall Haul


It’s the most wonderful time of year! The leaves turn golden, there’s a chill in the air, and you can’t help but feel happy. I like to think that this is because Fall makes us feel like we’re heading into a new season—one filled with delicious food, cozy sweaters, and quality time with friends and family. And this feeling of hope also means it’s time for a fresh start: decluttering your home to get rid of excess clutter so that you can make room for holiday decor (and maybe even some fresh new furniture). But don’t worry! This post will walk you through everything from purging clothing items to organizing pantries so that your home is ready for all the holidays have to offer…

Do a wardrobe purge.

The best way to get rid of things you don’t need is to go through your wardrobe and throw away, sell or donate anything you haven’t worn in the last year. Not only does this give you a chance to breathe new life into your closet with new purchases, but it also gives you a fresh perspective when it comes time for shopping.

After going through your closet, keep the items that are still in good condition and those that are your favorite pieces. Then reorganize the rest so that everything is easy-to-access and on display (you can even invest in a hanging shoe organizer). You should have just enough room left over for one or two new additions!

Do some kitchen purging.

The first thing you should do when you’re trying to clean up your diet is get rid of food that is expired. Food doesn’t just go bad because it has been around for too long; ingredients in your pantry may be past their prime, but they aren’t necessarily unsafe. However, if you’re not sure how old something is, there’s no point in keeping it around.

When purging expired foods and other items from your home, don’t be afraid to throw out things that have never made an appearance on your plate. Yes, even if something was expensive or came from somewhere far away! Most people tend to hang onto these kinds of products for months or years without ever taking a bite—so let them go if they haven’t been used yet!

Finally: purge anything that doesn’t taste good anymore! Maybe some pasta sauce tastes fine when cooked again tomorrow night but still leaves the rest of us feeling dry-mouthed and vaguely nauseous after a few bites…or maybe we just need more salt (or perhaps less sugar). Either way, remove all those items from sight so they don’t keep tempting us into eating them again; otherwise, we’ll end up with yet another bag full of almost-empty boxes in our pantry one day soon

Declutter your living room.

Decluttering your living room is a great way to give the space a fresh look and feel. Start by removing any unused items from your living room, such as old magazines, newspapers, or mail. It’s also a good idea to reorganize furniture so that you can make room for new decor. Make sure you have enough storage space for all of your things by getting rid of clutter in drawers and cabinets; this will help maximize the potential useable space in your home.

If you have a large sofa, consider buying some throw pillows in neutral colors like white or ivory so that they match with most other pieces of furniture without being too overwhelming on their own when placed on top!

Tackle the bathroom and medicine cabinet.

Tackle the bathroom and medicine cabinet. This is a great opportunity to get rid of any expired medicine or vitamins. You can also get rid of any old products you aren’t using anymore, as well as used tissues and other trash from the sink area.

If your bathroom isn’t spacious enough for two people to use at once, then consider investing in some hooks or rails that will act as hangers for towels and robes.

Organize the pantry and fridge.

Organizing the pantry and fridge is a great way to start. Get rid of old food, clean out your pantry, and store items in containers. You’ll be amazed at how much you throw away!

In addition to just cleaning out your kitchen cabinets, make sure that the foods you keep are in good condition. If an item is expired or has been sitting around for too long (like that jar of pickles), get rid of it—you’ll be surprised at how much space this frees up!

Scrub down the floors.

If you have hardwood floors, keep them looking their best with a good cleaning. Use water and vinegar to wipe the wood down, then dry it off with a clean cloth. If you have carpeting or rugs in your home, make sure that they are properly cleaned at least once per month. To do this effectively, vacuum them first (with an attachment), then use an upholstery cleaner to soak up any stains or dirt on the surface of the fibers. You may also want to consider buying a carpet extractor machine as well as some floor-cleaning supplies; these will help keep your home’s surfaces clean between professional cleanings by professionals!

Swap out the laundry detergent.

  • Try a natural detergent. If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual laundry detergents, consider making the switch to one that’s more environmentally friendly and less toxic to your family’s health.
  • Check the ingredients first. Before you start using any new product or brand of detergent, take a look at the ingredients list and make sure it doesn’t have anything harmful in it (especially if you have kids who like to eat their toys).
  • Don’t neglect floors! Floors are often overlooked when we think about cleaning our homes because they’re not visible all day long; however, they can still be full of dirt and grime even if they don’t look dirty on the surface—so sweep first before mopping! Then mop with water mixed with some vinegar (or another natural cleaner), which will cut through any gunk that may be stuck in between floorboards or underneath rugs/carpets…

It’s important to take time this time of year to declutter your home, get rid of excess clutter and make space for holiday decor.

It’s important to take time this time of year to declutter your home, get rid of excess clutter and make space for holiday decor.

  • Make a plan and stick to it.
  • Get rid of things that are broken, worn out, or just don’t fit your life anymore. Discard them or donate them, but let go of the past!
  • Donate items that you no longer need but might be useful to someone else—take advantage of those donation bins at the grocery store! And if you know you won’t ever wear an outfit again (or it’s been so long since anyone has seen you in it!), get rid of it!
  • Organize what remains so they’re easy to find later on as well as now: label drawers/cupboards with chalkboard labels made using chalkboard paint markers; organize closets using clear shoe boxes or decorative storage containers—whatever works best in your space!


Now that you know how to get started, it’s time to get your home ready for the holidays. Remember, decluttering is a continuous process, so don’t feel bad if you can’t do it all at once. Start with an area that has been bothering you and work from there!

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