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Why You NEED to be doing an Autumn Decluttering and the Benefits behind this Seasonal Activity

Seasonal shifts bring more than just changes in Mother Nature, they bring new energies with as well. With this autumn season, while many of us are excited about the sweater weather and pumpkin flavored treats, we can also add these energies into our homes through intentional and energetic ways.

The season of autumn invites the energy of letting go. Trees lose their leaves, birds leave their nests, and the days get darker as the Winter Solstice approaches. With this present energy, there is no better time than to do a home decluttering.

In this blog post, we'll explore why decluttering your home for the fall season is not just a trend but a wellness ritual that can bring clarity, calmness, and coziness into your life.


A Breath of Fresh Air

According to Feng Shui, the season of Autumn is ruled by the Metal Element. This qi is connected with change, cleanliness, and order. It is also associated with air and wind. Ever notice the crisp and clean energy of the autumn air? It's that good metal qi.

You can bring this clean and fresh energy into your home by doing a decluttering. Clutter creates stagnant energy. By doing a fall decluttering, you are removing this stuffy qi from your space that can accumulate over time. Creating a refreshing home means working with the energy! And when you open up your space, you're inviting fresh air and new opportunities into your life.

Prep for Hibernation Mode

Fall is a season of slowing down and getting cozy. It's when you retreat indoors and spend more time at home. A clutter-free space sets the stage for relaxation. Imagine curling up with a good book, sipping hot cocoa by the fire, or hosting a delightful autumn dinner party – all in a clutter-free, inviting environment.

A green built in bookcase and media cabinet in the living room
Creating a tidy home can help you feel less stressed

Emotional Wellbeing

Clutter isn't just physical; it can be emotional too! Unfinished projects, piles of old papers, or unused items can subconsciously weigh on your mind. Decluttering is like a mental reset button. It frees up mental space, reduces stress, and can even boost your mood. There have been various studies concluding this, and you can find out all the ways in which clutter impacts your mental health and your life here.

Reflecting the Season

Each season brings its own unique charm and energy. With autumn, it's about leaning into these cozy comforts. Snuggly cable knit blankets, harvest-themed centerpieces, seasonal scented candles...all of these decor elements weave together to help enhance the energy of the season.

But in order to showcase this beautiful energy, you need a clean canvas. Decluttering makes room for these lovely autumn accessories and also reflects the season of fall through the energy of letting go.

A conversation seating layout for an open living room
Doing a home declutter will set you up for success for the holiday season!

Preparing for the Holidays

Fall kicks off the holiday season, and you know what that means – gatherings, festivities, and guests. A clutter-free home is easier to clean and organize when you have friends and family over. Plus, it allows you to focus on what truly matters during the holidays – making memories!


So, there you have it – the importance of decluttering your home for the fall season goes beyond just aesthetics. It's about creating a nurturing environment that supports your wellbeing, helps you embrace the season, and prepares you for the festivities ahead.

Take it one room at a time, involve the whole family, and make it a fun autumn project. As you clear out the old, you make space for the new – and that's a beautiful way to welcome the fall season with open arms. If you are someone who struggles with decluttering your home, you can check out my Holistic Decluttering Experience - a 4 week course in creating a tidy and clutter-free home.

Happy decluttering!

Your Holistic Home Helper,



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