With the warmer, sunnier weather upon us, many of you have probably already hit the golf course or headed out to your favorite fishing spot. If your kids have outgrown their golf clubs, golf shoes or fishing gear, don’t throw them away or leave them to collect dust in your garage一donate them to us! Simply put these possessions in a box marked “for donation.” Then visit ClothingDonations.org to schedule a time for us to come pick it up!
When it comes to home organizing, people tend to forget about their garage. When your garage is organized and clutter-free, it’s easier to find gardening tools, sports equipment and other needed items. Invest in shelving units to make sure that everything in your garage has a place. It’ll make your life easier and less stressful!
With the kids home over the summer chances are that things are a little bit more cluttered at your house than usual! As they dig out old toys and games, outdoor sporting equipment and other sundry items used to keep them amused during those long, lazy days of summer things can pile up.
With school looming in the not-too-distant future, now’s the time to get a head start on summer clutter clean-up. And what better timing than when the kids are at home to lend a hand!
Whatever their ages, your kids can be put to work on helping to clean up the clutter in preparation for back-to-school. One added benefit—as they get rid of the old they can keep a list of what replacement items they may need. Whether old clothes are torn and tattered, or simply no longer fit, now is a good time to begin those back-to-school shopping lists.
Don’t have kids? Summer time still means some added clutter for all of us. There’s no better time to declutter than when the temperatures are warm and the nights are long!
Here are some additional tips to help you get on top of summer clutter:
- Do it in stages. Maybe one week you assign a task of emptying old dressers and closets, another week you focus on the basement, the garage, the family room, etc.
- Keep that list handy: ask everyone to keep track of the replacement item “must haves” that they will need when they get rid of no-longer-need/want items.
- Separate “need to be tossed” from “someone else may value” items so you can readily donate your still-in-good-shape, but no longer needed items.
- Don’t overlook adult clutter: spend some time focusing on all of the areas of your house that lend themselves to clutter: “junk” drawers, kitchen cabinets, pantries, etc.
- Give us a call! When you’ve cleared through the clutter and have identified items that can go to good homes, give us a call—we offer free pick-up.
Finally, gather those lists together and plan for some fun end-of-summer, back-to-school shopping to replenish your closets for fall!