Declutter — Donate Today to Organize Easier Tomorrow
Why do we keep things we’ll never use? As a Professional Organizer I have heard so many reasons! Here are just a few:
- I will use it some day
- I will get it fixed
- It was expensive
- I’m going to sell it on Craigslist
- It has sentimental value
The “List” goes on and on.
If you want your home to be your Personal Sanctuary,
be prepared to give stuff away.
Here’s a photo of some building materials my client gave me to donate to Habitat for Humanity. Many people don’t know that Habitat for Humanity also accepts items like furniture and books.
And, I am adding an item of my own to the heap: It was in my garage, I confess. It’s a book I’m horrified to admit I bought — let alone read. Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands — Eesh! What was I thinking?? Did I really ever buy this book? Did I read it? Maybe someone gave it to me. Dr. Laura Schlessinger? She and I have about nothing in common. Happy to see it was 30% off.
When you know your unused stuff will benefit someone else, it makes it so much easier to part with — doesn’t it?
Find a charity that resonates with you and it will be so much easier to give your excess stuff away. And, please — no rush to fill up those newly empty shelves in your garage!
Thalia Poulos is a nationally renowned Professional Organizer, Speaker and Author with over 20 years of experience in the Professional Organizing field. She offers organizing services in Temecula, Murrieta, Rainbow and Rancho Santa Fe in California. Contact Thalia about your organizing project today by calling 760-519-9975.