Spring’s A Long Way Away: Commence the Fall Cleaning

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Most of the time we associate the emptying of closets and deep cleaning with spring, but there’s a good argument for repeating this process in the autumn months as well. Inevitably, most of us will have to change our wardrobe at least slightly to accommodate the cooler winter months. De-cluttering before the holidays is another reason to tackle the mess now. If there is less clutter, generally means there will be less additional holiday stress. If for no other reason, it’s good to divide the mess up into a biannual exercise instead of leaving it all for spring!

The first step is to remove everything from your closet(s) (Maybe just tackle one closet at a time!). Clean the floor and baseboards in your closet and dust the shelves. Organize your clothing items into piles: cool weather/winter attire, warm weather/summer attire. Then systematically go through one pile at a time and sort further: things to keep, things to donate, things to throw away. Once this step is complete for both summer and winter piles, pack away summer clothes and organize the winter clothes   Now you can take inventory of your cool weather clothes that are easy to look through in your freshly cleaned and organized closet. This will make it easier to see what you may need to add for the upcoming season!

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