Fall is a great time to get organized. The kids are back to school and the weather is a little cooler.

It’s the perfect time to focus on your home and even start to get ready for the holiday season. It comes so quickly. Here are a few projects to get you started.

Clean your garage

There is nothing worse than that first snow falling and not able to pull your car into the garage because of all the clutter. Clear out spring and summer gear including sports equipment and lawn care products to make room for the snowblower, shovels and rock salt. If you have a significant amount of clutter, conquer the project a little at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed. Better to start and accomplish a little, then to never start at all.

Go through last year’s coats, hats, gloves and boots.

Try on everything from last year — you and your kids — and see what fits. Make a list of things you need and head to the store (coupons in hand, of course.). Consider donating those items that don’t fit but still are in good shape. Having these items clean and ready to go before the winter comes makes for less stressful mornings when the family is trying to get out the door the a surprise storm hits.

Clean the windows

While this can be an overwhelming job, if you tackle a few windows in your home a day, before you know it, the entire house will be done. The inside and outside of the windows really need a good deep clean. Don’t wait too long or it will be too cold to be able to get this done and checked off your list.

Purge toys

With the holiday season approaching, spend some time with your kids purging their toys. Items in good shape can be donated to those less fortunate. There’s a great lesson for your kids with this project — getting organized and giving to others.

Look for more organizing tips from in the Observer Dispatch every Sunday and at decluttercoachdeb.com. Follow Deb Cabral on social media and watch her TV show Organization Motivation. organizationmotivation.com.