cut the clutter

@cher913 (25890)
March 9, 2009 1:54pm CST
during this time when economy is going down the tubes, do you hang onto everything or do you get of stuff you dont need or want (you can give it to charity or have a garage sale!) Peter Walsh was on a local radio show and i have to admit, he has some great ideas on how to cut clutter. here is a link to his website.
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@jsitko (1169)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Hi Cher, It is funy that you started this discussion now. I have been going through things here and getting some things ready to give to the local Salvation Army store. There is a sign out there saying they are in desperate need for clothing. I have been going through the closets and organizing them getting ready for Spring. I am getting rid of many things here, clothing, knick-knacks, extra kitchen items and just a mix of things that have been put in boxes and forgotten about. My Moto now is, "If I haven't used it in the past 6 months, then I do not need it." We are looking to buy a house too and I do not want to move all this extra stuff with me. So what I do not give to the Salvation Army, I will be having a yard sale or selling it online. I checked out Peter Walsh's site, there are some great ideas that will help me now and in the future. Thanks for the link.
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I am constantly trying to fight the clutter wars in my home. Most of the problem comes in the form of paper clutter which is the horrible barrage which comes in the mail every day. I try to devote at least 15 minutes a day to getting rid of the paper clutter. We also donate at least quarterly several bags of gently used clothing and other household merchandise to our local thrift store, or other organization. What is convenient now is that some organizations actually send out flyers which say they will be on your street on a certain day. We simply leave the bags near the curb and they're gone by the time we get home. My only hope is that they actually get picked up by the organization and not by someone else looking to sell clothing.
@suzzy3 (8357)
9 Mar 09
I just carry on as before giving unwanted items to charity after all they need it even more at the moment.You can find ways of mending and selling on ,some clothes all they need is a starch and they are as good as new.We just carry on as normal as our situation is quite good at the moment ,I will probably stop being so generous if my situation changes.