Now that we are all settled back into our regular routines after the holidays, it is time to look at the things we no longer need, but are finding it hard to part with. We all have those items that we have just become blind to because they are always there. I am here to give you some advice on how to take the struggle out of purging.
We have all said the phrase:
Well what if that days never comes for that certain items, then it is just taking up premium real estate in your home.
Purging is the hardest part of getting organized, here are some ways to deal with different items you might have a struggle parting with.
When deciding on whether or not to keep and item of clothing, consider;
- Does is still fit? (too big or too small)
- Does it make me feel good when I wear it?
- Do you have business clothes, but are now retired?
- Are they not your style anymore?
- Do they have parts that are hard to handle as you age? (like tiny buttons, or items that do up in the back)
- Clothes that are worn out?
If you are ready to part with these items, you could;
- Exchange with friends
Do you have;
- Multiple old cell phones?
- Broken or out of date TV’s?
- VCR machines when all you have are DVD’s?
- Old desk top computers when all you use are laptops or tablets?
The easiest way to part with them is to take them to a recycle centre or any check with your local computers stores to ask about there recycling programs. You could try to sell/donate them through local FB groups, those are very popular.
I don’t mean Tupperware or sets of containers, I mean;
- Old margarine tubs
- Sour cream containers
- Different size mason jars
These are extremely common in nearly everyone’s homes. We start off with keeping just a few for when the family gets together for meals and celebrations, a cheap way to send loved ones home with left overs.
The problem arises when you have a cupboard FULL of containers and mason jars that you haven’t touched or used in over 5 years.
It is time to recycle them. Donating them to churches or similar establishments won’t work, because they already have their own stock pile
I have given you just a few examples of hundreds of items that you could probably purge from your home. Start with one section of your home at a time, this way you will not be overwhelmed. One week do clothes, the next electronics and so on.
The rules for purging are;
- It’s no longer used
- It is broken
- It is out of date/obsolete
- Multiples of the same thing
- It no longer fits
- Doesn’t suit your present life style
Join the conversation and let us know the items you are struggling to let go of.