Is this one of your resolutions? If not, you’re either waaayyy ahead of the rest of us or a hoarder. LOL You know the “rule” if you haven’t used/worn it in a year, you never will? Well how does that apply when you are seriously trying to lose weight? Keep one size down? I did that for a long time but I am so discouraged and embarrassed by how much I can lose without dropping a size, hubs said, get rid of it. You deserve new things for the work you’re doing losing. See why we’ve been married 35+ years. Gotta love a guy like that. So of course I was an obedient wife and they’re gone. Actually bagged to go so I could take a pic, but who’d want to look into a black garbage bag full of clothes? And then there’s just…stuff…that has to go, too.
We gets cards in the mail frequently from BigBrothersBigSisters and from a veterans organization offering to come by “We’ll be in your area…”. All we need to do is bag up clothing, shoes, etc. or box household goods in good condition, put their card on them and let them know to come to our house, all gone. If you’re like most people and can do tag sales, this is good for keeping what doesn’t sell from coming back into the house. But unless you live far, far from me in CT, not a good time of year for that. This is even easier than taking things to a Salvation Army or Goodwill drop box. And they’re re-sold for
thrifters raising money for good causes. And it doesn’t matter if it’s one bag of stuff, they’ll come get it on the day they’re in the area.
I’ve mentioned before another great organization whose goal is to recycle, re-purpose, or whatever you do with stuff to keep it out of landfills. Becky at “Organization Made Fun” has mentioned them too. It’s a national organization and you choose which one(s) you want to be in touch with. You’d be amazed what people give away. I’ve copied their information:
Find a group near you
I’d really like to hear what you do with cleaning up and clearing out. Care to share? Pretty please? I love to hear from you.