Summer is drawing to a close, and Fall brings crisp air and gentle breezes. It’s the perfect time to open all the windows and get in a little Fall Cleaning. Everyone seems to get the urge to do a big sweep through the house in the Spring. That’s great, and I encourage that habit! But don’t overlook the chance to do this again before winter.
Think of all the new things you might have brought into your home over the last season. Different sports gear. Beach toys. Stuff from the cottage. A whole new warm weather wardrobe, even! Do you have a new collection of family reunion t-shirts, wedding bombonieres, and travel tchotchkes? How about all the art your children made at camp from Popsicle sticks and glitter glue?
Do you have a place for it? Can you MAKE a place for it? Fall is the perfect time to do a big purge not only to make room for the newer stuff you want to keep, but also to make room for the inevitable onslaught this holiday season. And if you just can’t bear to give it up, here are…