5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall
As the seasons change, so does your home! Whether you’re preparing to host friends and family, adjusting your closet, or just trying to wrap up your goals for the year, we’re here to give you some tips to make your transition into fall a smooth one.
Tip #1: Make adjustments to your closet
As we’re getting closer to Fall, we’re also closer to the best time of the year– sweater weather!! Cycling in your Fall favorites is a super exciting way to transition into the new season. However, depending on your closet size, it might be a little challenging to make all your clothes fit.
If you have a smaller closet, start to switch out your spring/summer clothes for your fall/winter wardrobe from storage. We know the weather doesn’t change overnight but starting with swapping hot weather items like tank tops can help you make room for some more cozy items as the nights get cooler.
If you have a larger closet, you might only need to rotate your hangers. Bring those flannels and long sleeves to the front of your closet to start enjoying them and move tank tops to the back!
No matter the size of your closet, this is a great time to de-clutter your closet. If any of your clothes are the wrong size, don’t fit you, or haven’t been worn in the last year, it’s time to say goodbye.
Remember: Don’t store what you don’t use!
Tip #2: De-clutter your pantry and refrigerator
One of our favorite things about Fall is all the gatherings with friends and family. With gatherings usually comes big meals which can take up a lot of space in the kitchen! Start prepping for holiday baking and hardy leftovers now by de-cluttering your fridge and pantry.
Clear out any expired or unused food to reduce the stress of cluttered shelves down the line. Use this time to take inventory of what you have and make a list of things you’ll want to keep in stock soon.
This will give you a clean slate for the new season, whether that means making space for more seasonal fruits and veggies or making sure you’re prepared with apple pie essentials on hand when the urge for fall baking strikes!
Tip #3: Address your junk drawers
Ok this one isn’t specialty related to Fall but we both know you’ve put this off long enough!
Go through your house and grab all the items from your junk drawers and put them into one place. First, discard any items that are broken or belong to something that you don’t have or use anymore. Next, sort out any items that have a home elsewhere and put them where they belong. For the remaining item, group like-items together and put them back into drawers using drawer organizers.
To find organizers that best fit your specific drawer, check out this awesome hack we found on TikTok: https://www.hunker.com/13774606/how-to-find-best-fitting-organizers-for-drawer
Tip #4: Create and end-of-year schedule/to-do list
Time flies when you’re having fun! Before we get into a holiday whirlwind, take some time to write out a list of everything you need to get done by the end of the year. Whether that means making appointments or finalizing travel plans, get it out of the way now so you don’t have to pause during meaningful moments later on.
Tip #5: Find items to donate
Our last tip of today goes hand in hand with de-cluttering. We’ve already talked about the importance of de-cluttering your home and donating excess items for the sake of space but it can be good to de-clutter with the mindset of “could someone else need and use this more than I do?”
As we get into the colder months, there is a greater need for donations of layers and coats for people who may not be able to afford it. Lots of local organizations host donation events like coat drives which can be a perfect opportunity to re-home gently used clothing. Thrift stores are another great option to donate your clothes if there are no coat drives near you.
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