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Decluttering Your Home

I wanted to share with you some Tips For De-cluttering Your Home. Several years ago I started a daily routine of "removing" something from my house every single day! Some of you may think that is extreme however if you never remove items from your home then eventually you would end up with too much clutter. They say for every item that comes into your home one should leave if you are keeping things organized so it is a motto I live by. If you are not organized then often times you end up buying a duplicate item because you are unable to locate the item when you need it.
Four years ago I started throwing away or placing at least 1 item in a consignment/donation/yard sale box EVERY SINGLE DAY! By doing this it allows me to keep our house organized and clutter free. I have a monthly scheduled pick up with the Vietnam Veterans or the Lupus Foundation which is great because it "forces" me to be sure that I have items for them monthly. Not only is this great because it keeps our home clutter free it is also a tax deduction at year end!
I also keep a consignment box in our guest bedroom closet. As my son grows out of his clothing or a toy I immediately launder it and then place it into the box. As soon as my consignment store changes seasons I am ready to take my items to be sold. They are already folded neatly and ready to earn us cash back.
This is a method that really works for us. I actually get a "high" out of purging 1-2 or more items daily! It allows us to live an organize life make money through consigning, make a tax deductible donation, help our Veterans and keep our home clutter free!

To see more: http://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2013/02/tips-for-de-cluttering-your-home/

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  • Jamala W
    Jamala W Whitmire, SC
    on Mar 1, 2013

    Thanks for sharing..I too am on a "clear the clutter" mission. I've got sooo many boxes of items - and I'm going to have one big yard sale.. its an overwhelming feeling when i think of how much i have as i prepare for the sale, but i know its going to be well worth it.. I've even decided to let go of things that I was holding onto "just because I like it" - but if I'm not using it or its not being displayed.. its gone.. i have to learn to let it go.. which isn't always so easy.

  • Rachel Medina
    Rachel Medina Ogallala, NE
    on Mar 1, 2013

    Great idea! I cleaned out my closet a few weeks ago and took stuff to Goodwill. My plan is to do that to the entire house. I say every year that I wont have a garage sale, but I do:(

  • Dayoris Custom
    Dayoris Custom Hialeah, FL
    on Mar 1, 2013

    I just finished decluttering my closet this week and donated a lot of stuff. It feels great. I only do it twice a year to switch from summer to winter and from winter to summer. I don't have lots of space for storage so I place all my sweaters in drawers until next winter. We hardly have winter in south FL anyway :-) I also enjoy decluttering around the house & getting rid of piles of 'unneeded' things. Being organized saves you time looking for stuff & helps you move around faster...

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Mar 1, 2013

    Great tip...I am starting to work through my home full of stuff...20 plus years worth. Since I built my 200 sq foot cabin http://www.hometalk.com/531377/my-cabin I have found that when we live there, you really do not need much at all. This has been a great "driver" for getting rid of stuff. Consumerism in the US is out of control and not sustainable. If you have any doubts you should watch this short little video. http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-stuff/

  • Jayme
    Jayme Bellaire, MI
    on Mar 2, 2013

    In the process of decluttering myself. In the last week I have taken out 4 garbage bags of stuff....anywhere from old cosmetics and hair care products to shredding up old tax returns dating back to 1983 along with a few stacks of old mail. It feels so liberating and uplifting to do this.

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