Declutter And Have A Lawn Sale
There are several times a year when it is wise to just go through your home and declutter. Now you can do this one room at a time, or a giant sweep through your entire home. The choice is entirely yours and whether you have the time and energy too. However, as you clean and organize your living spaces, you need to make some decisions.
It is an excellent plan that as you tackle each area of your home to make piles as you go. One is to put away, oh, and you need to do that. I mean – put the stuff away.
Another pile is the garbage, so yes, get rid of it. The remaining pile can be dealt with in a few different ways.
This last pile of items are the things you no longer need or want.
Now you can choose to donate items to your local community organization such as Salvation Army Thrift Store, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, if you live in our region—Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs.
Or, if you suffer from tight finances, perhaps you need to sell these items and keep the money to help ease some of your own bills.
How To Determine If It Is Clutter
Perhaps you are unsure how to declutter. There are some basic guidelines and questions you can ask yourself. The answers you give yourself will help determine whether your items are the:
- put away
- throw away
- sell or give away items.
So, get ready to ask yourself these following questions as you deal with each room or area of your home.
- How valuable is the item? Does it have a specific use?
- Is it an item that is used often? If not, when is the last time you used it?
- Would you even miss it if you got rid of it?
- So, do you use it? Wear it?
- Does the item even still fit?
- Is it broken or worn out?
Deal With The 3 Piles
The best way to deal with the put it away pile is to do just that. Put the items away as you are cleaning and sorting your rooms.
The second pile is simple too. As you’ve been cleaning and sorting, it is a easy to throw the broken and worn out items immediately into a garbage bag. That way when you are finished, you just need to tie it closed and take it to the curb on garbage day.
This only leaves the last pile to be dealt with.
Let’s Have A Lawn Sale
Yes, you can have a lawn sale, however, I doubt that it will be on quite the same size and scale as we do here at Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs.
A lawn sale allows you the opportunity to make some extra cash out of your unneeded items. Whether it is a duplicate toaster, clothes that no longer fit, or something else. Declutter your home and move these items onto a new home.
Also, Barry and I find that lawn sales to be a great social neighborhood event as well. It is a time of great conversation, story telling and just a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors.
As for the money you will make from your unneeded items, you are now EMPOWERED towards a HOPE and a FUTURE. Because you have the decision making power to determine what outstanding bills you need to pay, credit to pay down, or if there is a specific need that requires attention. You are in charge.
Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs has a lawn sale 2 days every year. The funds raised from these 2 days is used in furthering our ministry activities in our local community. That is how we use the lawn sale to EMPOWER our community towards a HOPE and a FUTURE.
So, get started today and often throughout the year and declutter and have a lawn sale. And enjoy the cleaned out space in your home too!