Everyone has stuff sitting around somewhere . . . small piles in the back office storage cupboard to big piles in the garage or outdoors leaning up against buildings!
You have them, right?
- Items and stuff that take up space
- Things that no longer work
- Things you’ll never use again
- Stuff that needs a re-decision
- Stuff that needs a proactive nudge to move on and out!
Get honest and be ruthless! These items may not seem to bug you, but they do. They cause an inner clutter hum of sorts. Feelings of stress, anxiety, feeling bad about yourself, guilt, etc. Sometimes even resentment in the case of items with memories that stay fresh every time you look at them. And… they may be bugging your family members or even neighbors too! Have you had arguements or fights over this stuff?
Stop the madness!! It’s spring. Move old stuff out and release all that old yucky inner clutter while you’re at it… along with the outer clutter!
DECLUTTER AND SPRING CLEAN FOR A BETTER 2012!
This time of year is the perfect opportunity to declutter your home, spring clean and make room for the stuff that you actually do use! — However, I’m not giving you permission to just go buy more stuff just because you have room! Leave space open and enjoy it!
1. Schedule uninterrupted declutter time (ask for help if you need it!)
2. Get it all piled up and ready to go in sorted sections:
a) Stuff that goes to others to whom it belongs! Remember that picnic basket you borrowed 5 years ago from you neighbor? Give it back!
b) Donation. Take or call for a pick up.
c) City trash/dump. Check your city’s bulk trash pick-up date. Call or go online. It’s like magic really! You get it out there, and City Elves come take it away!!
FIND YOUR AREAS PICK UP ONLINE
Here’s for my county, Boulder County – http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hm/hhwcollect.htm
TOXIC / HARD TO RE-CYCLE ITEMS HAVE A SPECIAL PICKUP SYSTEM
Notice CHARM services on that page for toxic items too. Very important. http://www.ecocycle.org/