Autumn is here and it’s a time of change. Whether you’re in a part of the country that’s sunny and warm year-round or a place where you experience the beautiful leaf colors that Autumn brings, change is in the air.
The idea of “Spring Cleaning” doesn’t have to be just for Spring! Use this opportunity of changing seasons to re-organize and get prepared for winter. Here are three ways to do just that:
1. Clean out your closets.
…and your drawers, and anywhere else you may have old items lurking around. Donate any clothes that you haven’t worn in a year. Change out the summer clothes to prepare for the weather change. Consider having a “clothing swap” where friends and neighbors can get together and find “new” items while getting rid of the ones they don’t want or need anymore.
2. Get your priorities set.
A change in season is the perfect time to re-evaluate your priorities. Has there been something on your mental to-do list that still isn’t done? Write down your goals. What things have to get done and what things do you simply want to get done? Use this time to plan how you will spend your time and evaluate what things may not be as important as you once thought they were.
3. Go outside!
Now is the time for “Fall clean up” in your yard. Stay on top of that yard work so you don’t have extra to do next Spring. Keep your driveway and curbs clear of leaves and other fallen debris. Enjoy the weather! If you’ll be expecting a snowy winter, now’s the time to get the last minute “outdoor time” before the cold sets in.
Remember to say thank you to your garbage workers who will be picking up all that yard waste and house waste from your cleaning efforts.
From all of us at Waste and Recycling Workers Week, have a great Autumn!
Photo: Lida Rose via flickr