The end of summer is quickly approaching, which means Labor Day parties are just around the corner. While you can easily forget that summer is ending and the feeling of not doing anything comes over you, it’s important to remember that the end of summer means Labor Day parties and a lot of them. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, there are some things to keep in mind to avoid junk accumulation.
1. Clean up after yourself – don’t leave dishes in the sink or dirty clothes lying around
Before your next party, take some time to clean up any clutter in your home. Don’t leave dishes in the sink or dirty clothes lying around because they will add more junk into your life when you least want it. Having a clean sink or not having any dirty clothes to think about will make your life less stressful, and you will be more than happy when party time rolls around.
2. Avoid junk accumulation by cleaning out your fridge and pantry before the party
Another thing to do is clean out any food items from your refrigerator or pantry. There’s no sense in accumulating extra things, especially if they will end up in the trash. Plus, if you clean out your fridge and pantry before party time rolls around, you are saving yourself the work of doing it during or after the party, which is a good thing because who wants to do chores when they have friends over?
3. Donate any unwanted items to charity before they accumulate too much clutter
Afraid of letting go of your old and unused items in the house can add to the pile of things you don’t need and take up space. One great way to get rid of unnecessary items is by donating them. For example, if you have old clothes, shoes, or toys that your children outgrew, consider giving them away to a family in the community who could use them more than you do.
4. Set a “no new purchases” rule for you and your guests to avoid accumulating more stuff
Purchasing new items or new groceries for your party can add up and make you accumulate more junk. If it’s a potluck, ask people to bring their favorite dish instead of buying new food for the occasion.
5. Use reusable plates, cups, silverware, napkins, etc., instead of paper products that will end up in landfills at the end of the party
Buying disposable utensils, napkins, silverware, and plates can also lead to junk accumulation, so consider buying reusable items instead. Your guests will love the party more if you make it eco-friendly and sustainable!
6. Keep Inventory of Everything you Have
Keep an inventory of what you already have on your refrigerator and pantry. Write down all that is in your fridge and pantry so that you can keep track of what you have and avoid overstocking or overbuying.
Also, list down the items you think you might need so that when your grocery shopping trip comes up, you can buy only what is needed. This way, there will be no junk accumulation and more money saved!
Labor Day is a day to celebrate the end of summer, the hard work that we’ve all put in this year, and a transition to fall. This is an important day for Americans since it’s our first long weekend after the summer break.
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