Declutter Your Home for Fall

Organize your home this fall by decluttering these 24 things.

Seasonal decluttering can help you keep your home tidy and organized.

Most of us are highly motivated to do this at the start of the new year.

And many of us try to get some extra decluttering in over the summer.


Not only is the holiday season an especially busy time of year, but it’s also a time of year when new things enter our homes, like new decor, new clothes, and of course, gifts.

If you don’t want your home to feel like it’s bursting at the seams come January, do some decluttering and organizing now.

Ready to declutter for fall?

In the list below, you’ll find:

  • outdoor tasks to take care of before winter weather hits
  • tasks to declutter, organize, and put away summer gear
  • tasks to get you organized and ready for fall and winter
  • tasks to get you ready for the holidays

Outdoor Decluttering

  • dead plants – indoors and outdoors
  • gardening tools & supplies – declutter items you haven’t used in years, as well as expired products
  • outdoor furniture & accessories – get rid of broken furniture that you can’t (or won’t) repair, damaged umbrellas, worn out seat cushions, etc.
  • outdoor toys & play equipment – declutter broken and outgrown items
  • your car – get it cleaned out now while the weather is nice
  • grill tools & supplies – how many grilling spatulas do you need?

Post-Summer Season Decluttering

  • swimwear – toss worn out swimsuits and donate those you never wear
  • beach & pool bags – get them cleaned out and stored away for next summer
  • summer clothes – donate summer clothing you haven’t worn in years
  • summer shoes – toss worn out sandals and flip-flops, and donate those you just don’t wear

Fall Kitchen Decluttering

  • travel mugs – donate excess mugs you don’t use, get rid of those without lids
  • lunch boxes & thermoses – get rid of worn out lunch boxes and thermoses without lids, donate excess items you don’t use
  • food storage containers – match lids to containers and get rid of those without lids (or re-purpose them for organizing small items in drawers)

Office/Craft/School Supplies Decluttering

  • school supplies – toss dried out glue and markers, donate items you no longer need
  • craft supplies – donate (or toss, if appropriate) those you haven’t used in years
  • office supplies – evaluate what you really need and declutter the rest

Coat Closet Decluttering

  • coat closet – declutter and organize it now for the busy seasons ahead
  • cold weather outerwear and gear – match gloves, toss loners, donate excess items that don’t get worn

Pre-Holiday Season Decluttering

  • spices – toss expired spices and stock up now on those you’ll need through the holidays
  • baking supplies – toss ingredients you never use, organize what’s left, and stock up for holiday baking
  • gift wrap supplies – donate supplies you haven’t used in years, organize what’s left
  • home decor – donate decor you no longer like, create some breathing room in your home, and make room for holiday decor
  • toys – toss broken items; declutter and donate excess toys, before the gift giving begins
  • guest bedroom – declutter this room now and be one step of ahead of holiday to-do’s

Decluttering and organizing are on-going processes that must be done regularly to maintain a tidy, pleasant, and (mostly) clutter-free home. And it’s much easier to do a little each day than to do marathon decluttering sessions.

Choose one quick task from the list above and go do it now, before you click over to the next thing. Most of them can be accomplished in 5-10 minutes. I know you have 5 minutes!

Your phone (or computer) will still be here when you are done.

Make some decluttering progress today.

Make room for the good life.

Ready to declutter  your home?

Join the free 5-day Decluttered Life Challenge. I’ll help you finally create the clutter-free home you’ve wanted for so long, with an easy-to-stick-to decluttering method that even the busiest mom can follow!

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