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Declutter for Summer!

Posted on May 8th, 2017

Whether you have completed your spring cleaning routine or not, you likely have a large pile of clutter. This can be anything from old clothes to toys that your kids no longer use; no matter what, you do not want it in your house any longer! While some things may be obvious junk, there are going to be things that you will either want to donate, sell, or throw away. This is actually harder than one would think, and can be a somewhat arduous task if you have a significant amount of things.


In a perfect world, you would be able to resell everything at a decent price. However, this is clearly not the case. If your things to fall into a “resell” pile, there are tiers to this. Some things will sell at a garage sale, and if they are nicer, you may want to consider selling them online, or even having them sold at an auction if they will fetch top dollar. When your “sell” pile for garage sale items is large enough, it may be worth hosting one! However, if you find that you only have a couple of things that you could sell at a garage sale, it is not worth actually having one; at this point, you may as well donate the items.


Technically speaking, you can donate anything. However, you really should have some criteria for what you will donate. In general, choose items that are in working condition and is still decent quality. If they are clothes, don’t donate anything that is too tattered, as you are just making it more difficult for the charity you donate things to. For board games, puzzles, coloring sets, and more, check to ensure that there are all the pieces. No kid wants to open up a Monopoly game and realize that there isn’t enough money to play with. If it isn’t in good enough shape to donate, you will want to put it in the toss pile.

Throw Away

Sometimes the best way to declutter is to just toss it. Even if you think you may be able to sell a couple things at a garage sale, if you are someone that keeps everything or has a LOT of clutter to get through, just tossing it can be a huge sigh of relief. However, if you can get through your pile, then by all means, try to sell or donate what you can.

Once the decluttering has been completed, your stress levels will decrease, and your home will feel so much better.

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