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Monday, March 9, 2009

Help others and help yourself: Declutter for green living, charity, and yourself

I've been thinking...It is easier to embark on spring clutter clearing when we know the household items we toss will go to help someone else or at least be recycled.

We can all weed out household clutter and donate it to charity. There are many positive outcomes for everyone here. It is a win-win-win situation:
  • Clutter clearing helps us live in a more tranquil and focused space at home. This frees our time and energy for our priorities instead of continuing our struggles with our quantities of stuff.
  • We don't necessarily need to hire anyone to declutter. We can help ourselves for free!
  • Even if we are facing tough economic times ourselves, we are reminded that it isn't how much we have, it is what we do with what we have that matters.
  • Donating clutter supports a charity we believe in.
  • Donating clutter helps those having economic difficulties in these tough times.
  • Donating is living green. It isn't adding to a landfill!

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janetbarclay said...

I love clearing out clothing and other things I don't need anymore. It makes it so much easier to see what I have and just feels roomier afterwards! It's even better knowing that my discards will benefit others in some way.

SimplyBarb said...

I agree! I also feel more optimistic when I am surrounded with only the "stuff" that is most beautiful and useful to me. It is great to help others too, like you mentioned.