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Prepare Your House For Winter

The official season change is just around the corner and now is the ideal time to get on top of some decluttering.

Before you settle into hibernating for the colder months, there are some things you can do to make your house feel clean and clutter free.

PUT AWAY SUMMER CLOTHING

If you don’t already split your wardrobe between summer and winter clothing, now is a good time to start. It can be a nightmare trying to shove all of your clothes into your wardrobe, especially when you factor in bulky winter coats.

Pull out your summer clothing and pack it away until warmer weather is back. It’s also a good time to go through what you’re packing away and get rid of anything you’re not wearing anymore. If you see something and can’t remember the last time you wore it, it might be time for it to go. Bye flip flops.

PAPER & MAIL

From what I’ve heard, paper is the number 1 cause of clutter frustration in most households. From receipts and bills to invites and magazines, we’re constantly bringing new paper into the house.

Turn on some music, grab a drink, and dig into sorting through your paper and putting a new system into place. You’ll be so happy to have things organized with tax time rolls around!

EVALUATE BEAUTY PRODUCTS & MAKEUP

Gather all your makeup and products in one area to see how much you really have.

Toss any that are expired. Check dates if printed, but here’s a general rule of thumb:

lipstick/ lipgloss should be tossed after 1 year

liquid eye makeup (like mascara and liquid eye liner) should be disposed of after three months

foundation, blush, and powdered eye shadow will last about 2 years

EVALUATE IT: Do you really use each item? Do you have several of the same type of makeup, and one is clearly better than the rest? Be thorough and TOSS the extras that you aren’t using. This makes getting ready in the morning SO. MUCH. EASIER.

OUTDOOR FURNITURE & DECOR

Time to clean and possibly store outdoor furniture and decor (depending on your climate, of course.) If something has seen better days and no longer looks good or brings you joy, it’s time to donate it.

Now that you know the top 4 things to declutter in home and life this winter, let me know which one you’re going to start first in the comments below!

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