Well, Fall Cleaning around the Simple House mostly consists of cleaning up Outside instead of Inside. Because, you know, pretty soon, we will have plenty of time cooped up inside when we could clean :) In theory, of course. :)
So this weekend, while it was still quite warm (in the 70s!) we did what is supposed to be our annual Fall garage clean up, but it has been at least two years since we had done it. At least. And boy, did it show. We took everything off all the shelves and emptied every container. And made sure that we were actually using the things that we were storing in the garage. And that like things were stored by each other, for the most part anyway. We tossed LOTS of things that should have been tossed long ago. And we finally took out the broken freezer. Hopefully, it will be replaced by a new(ish) freezer in the spring, but I think we will keep it inside instead of the garage.
And we put things up for the season - we hung up the bikes and put away the canopy/chairs/cooler from summer swim season. We took the swings off the playset. We put the lawn tools away.
Speaking of lawns, we also did some other outdoor work besides cleaning the garage. Mr. Simple cut the grass one last time, and I weeded and cleared the beds and put mulch down, so they will be all ready come next spring.
It was actually supposed to snow last night, but it didn't. Still, it got down to the 20s, and I fear that most of the temperatures for the rest of the fall will now be considered "cool."
But I'm glad that we "made hay while the sun shone", as Laura Ingalls Winder might say.
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