Everyday Cheapskate: Household Clutter and What to Do About It
I have a theory that most of us would be more than willing to let go of the stuff that's cluttering our homes if we knew these things would serve a worthwhile cause or help someone else -- the good things, kitchen things, the highly useful possessions that we just don't use. Check out these worthwhile solutions for most households' seven biggest clutter problems.
VASES, BASKETS, CONTAINERS
And anything else that held flowers you have received. If they're cracked or broken, no one wants them. For the rest, take those which are in "like-new" condition to the closest flower shop to be recycled. You'll be gratefully received.
EXCESS DISHES AND GLASSWARE
No matter how pretty or potentially useful, if you do not use those items at least once each year, sell them to an antique dealer, or give them to a local thrift shop or the church's annual rummage sale.
POTS AND PANS
Offer them to family members, or take them to the thrift shop. See if your church kitchen or camp could use some decent cookware.
Can't bring yourself to dump your good clothes into a collection bin? Find an organization with specific needs.
Check out crisis pregnancy homes, battered women's shelters and drug rehab centers. They will be so grateful to get gently used clothing that their clients can wear to job interviews. Beyond gently worn? Toss them. Now.