As the days start to get shorter and the weather gets colder, it is a great time to prepare for a winter spent indoors. One way you can ensure your home is ready for months of indoor activities is to clean out excess clutter. A clean home can give you a fresh start and help inspire creative ways to stay entertained at home.
Outside of performing your typical fall deep cleaning, there are a few areas of your home to focus on that often get overlooked. When you start your fall decluttering, focus on these areas:
Fall is full of baking and comfort food. Make sure you are ready for your favorite fall recipes by taking an audit of your pantry. Take out all of your cans and boxes, clean your shelves, and check if anything is expired before putting it back. If you come across expired goods, be sure to recycle the packaging.
Garage & Basement
It’s easy to save half-used products or items you can’t part with yet in your garage or basement. Though they are out of sight, if they are not necessary, it may be time to declutter.
Over the past months, your home office likely accumulated some clutter. Clearing your at-home office space can help you hit refresh and feel inspired.
Organizing and decluttering your closet is a great way to rediscover clothing that you forgot about. A few rules can help you determine what should stay and what should go. For example, if you haven’t worn something in over a year, it is probably time to part with it. If it no longer fits your style or you no longer love it, it may also be time to donate.
Decluttering your home can help you feel inspired for a winter full of indoor activities. The Department of Public Works is here to be a resource as you declutter. Use our search tool to learn how to get rid of items around your home!
Is there a pothole that you would like to see fixed? Or a city tree that needs to be trimmed?