We all have stuff in our space that we don’t even notice, until we think about getting organized. Then we start to question, “What if I need it someday?”, “Why did I buy this in the first place?”, “I wonder if it’s valuable?” But clutter slows you down and takes up space.
Clearing clutter is not “One Solution Fits All.” It can’t be done in one day. So, I decided to write a series of blogs to help you start thinking about how you can start to “Kiss Your Clutter Good Bye”. Follow along for different strategies to get rid of what is holding you back.
Clean Up for a Cause
Sometimes it’s easier to let go when you know that your things can have a new life with someone else. Whether you decide to donate to a charity or have a yard sale, let someone else benefit from the items that you no longer use. Schedule a date for a yard sale and get some neighbors to join you or call a local charity and arrange for a pick up. This will give you a deadline to finish your organizing project. Some tips when donating are:
- Find a charity that will pick at your home or check for the times they are open for donation drop-offs.
- Ask if there are specific items your charity needs or does not accept.
- If you would not give the item to a friend, because of its condition, then don’t donate it.
It works if you consider that your items will be used immediately by someone new as opposed to lingering in your home. You can earn a tax deduction for donating to a charity or make a little cash by having a yard sale.