Spring is around the corner… even if there is still snow on the ground! It will be here soon enough, so now is the time to start thinking about Spring de-cluttering. Most of us have that closet or basement or garage we need to tackle and organize. There are probably a lot of items in those spaces that you don’t need or use any more and you’re ready to let them go. Here is some good advice from creative organizer Aby Garvey and Simplify 101’s founder. She says a good start to getting organized is to “own less stuff.”
“If you aren’t currently using it, or you don’t like it, or it doesn’t fit, let it go. Think of this shedding of stuff as an investment in your future. Less stuff equals less time dealing with stuff.”
So maybe your thinking, “I really want to de-clutter but I don’t know how to get started.” No problem! Here’s some tips from the website www.pickupplease.org on how to organize and begin de-cluttering your targeted space.
“Label a box or bag with “toss” for items like broken toys, worn-out shoes or stained clothes — the valueless things. Label additional boxes or bags with “donate” for those items that you can envision someone else using or valuing. Your “donate” boxes and bags will give you great joy, knowing that your once-treasured items will give someone else the same feeling. Donating to a community organization will give you an amazing sense of happiness as you clear out your spaces.”
That wasn’t so hard was it! Now it’s time to take those boxes to a City Mission Hidden Treasure Thrift Store near you. If you have some bigger items you’d like to donate like furniture call (724) 222-8530 ext 211 and schedule a pick up at your home. Our City Mission trucks are in your area at least one day a week.
Remember the value of your donations are tax-deductible and will help shelter, heal, and restore the homeless to independent living.