There’s a lot of things that compete for your attention these days, but clutter doesn’t have to be one of them. If your home is filled with clutter that only takes up a lot of your space, then you want to decide which among them you want to keep. Fortunately, there are a few items that you can declutter and even recycle.
That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about. Without further ado, they’re as follows:
If there’s one item that can pile up pretty quickly, then that would be clothing. Fortunately, clothing is one of the easiest items to declutter, and you can even recycle them if you want. However, you want to make sure they’re still in good condition and are thoroughly washed before giving it to a charity.
Moreover, if you’re a woman and have old bras lying around that you no longer need, you can choose to recycle those old bras instead or put them up for a garage sale.
Once you start to declutter your space, you’ll most likely come across various item duplicates that you no longer need. Most of the time, you’ll only need one of them, so getting rid of the others will allow you to free up space. Though there are plenty of reasons why you want to keep duplicates, seriously consider first why you want more than one in the first place.
Having duplicate items mostly happens in the kitchen. While most of them are still usable, you might want to consider donating them since they’ll only take up most of your kitchen space, especially if you didn’t really use them for quite some time. A few good examples would be unused bowls, utensils, or even chopping boards!
Holiday or Greeting Cards
Greeting cards, most especially birthday cards, might have sentimental value. However, most of them are generic messages anyway, and they can quickly lose their significance just after reading them. That said, what’s the point of them anyway other than taking up your precious space? For the most part, you can just consider throwing them away.
However, if some of them are still in good shape, how about repurposing them and giving them to someone who’s about to celebrate his/her birthday? Just make sure that it doesn’t have your name in it, otherwise, you’re better off getting rid of it.
If you have old phones that you no longer use but are still working, then you might want to consider selling or even donating them. A few old phones that are still in good condition might be useful for some collectors or even those who don’t have their own phones, to begin with.
On the other hand, if they’re no longer working, you can still sell the parts for a tiny fee. There are actually third-party resellers that will pay some cash for your broken part provided that it’s still functioning.
This could refer to the toys you’ve collected throughout your younger years. When you declutter your house, you might find your collection of toys, most of which are already broken or worn out. If there are still some of them that can be usable, you might want to consider donating them to a charity. Or if you have younger siblings or cousins, why not give it to them instead?
Do you have shoes that are already worn out but can be still used by others? If so, you can declutter them by donating them to charity. However, some charities will only accept ones that aren’t that worn out, so you have to consider this beforehand.
However, even if they’re tattered, as long as they’re clean and still wearable, you can donate them to recycling programs.
We all have tons of clutter hanging around in our homes, but most of the time, we tend to ignore them due to our busy schedules. If you find yourself lacking enough space, then now’s the best time to start decluttering your house and getting rid of all those clutter by either throwing them away or donating them.
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Donald Giddings is founder and editor in chief at Green Living Zone. A lifelong sustainability enthusiast, Donald is always looking for the best way to live in harmony with nature. When he is not trying out new eco-friendly recipes, he writes engaging content about green, sustainable ways to maintain your home, body, and soul, readily sharing his abundant experience with other green living aficionados.