If you are the kind of person who dislikes giving up things you once owned, getting rid of clutter in your home can be a real challenge. What you need is to learn an efficient way of putting things in order.
There are many ways to deal with clutter on a small scale. For instance, you can reuse things around the house for different purposes.
One good and effective trick is to use old newspapers as liners under kitty litter. Also, you could use old linen as cleaning rags around your home.
There are some things; however, that cannot be reused. If you bought a new television set even though the old unit is still OK, you may have second thoughts about throwing it away. What could you possibly do to get rid of it without feeling like a wastrel?
The first step to clearing out clutter without actually throwing anything away is to have a yard sale. A yard sale is a decent chance to get back some of the money you spent on the item in the first place.
It’s also a good way to ensure that the item goes to a home where it will be appreciated. Just remember, though, you have to advertise a yard sale well, if you want to be successful at it.
It is expected that some items in the garage sale will not be sold or that you may decide not to push through with it. You can still un-clutter your home by calling on neighbors, friends, or relatives if they might need something in your pile of items for disposal. They will surely be glad of your invitation and you will have accomplished what you planned from the start.
A final option is that you can donate unwanted items that are still perfectly good to a local charity or shelter. They’ll be glad to have the donations and you’ll be glad because, once again, you’ve avoided throwing out something that’s still perfectly good.