I like to make my dollars stretch (in case you haven’t noticed!). I like the feeling of more space in my garage and more money in my wallet after I’ve held a garage sale. I like seeing my item has sold on eBay.
But sometimes, I don’t like the time or effort it takes to declutter and make money doing it. Sometimes it means more to me to reclaim the space then it does to make a few bucks.
That’s why I like the idea of Give Your Stuff Away Day, which is Saturday, May 14. According to event creator Mike Morone, the goal of Give Your Stuff Away Day is to provide a fast, easy, and fun way to get rid of things we no longer need – things that still have value to others, but not to us.
There are a list of useful guidelines for participating in Give Your Stuff Away Day and remember that when you share this event with friends and family, it gets even easier to reduce, reuse and recycle!
Since I live in the woods and there isn’t a curb for 14 miles from my house, I won’t be participating in this specific event. But I am planning to embrace the spirit of Give Your Stuff Away Day by going through my closets and garage and finding things I can donate.
So even if you don’t live in a city, you can take this time to declutter. Donate your gently used clothing and household goods to your local Salvation Army or Thrift Store. List some items on Freecycle. Ask a neighbor if they could use something. Give some old (but not recalled) baby gear to a new mom. And remember to put some of that excess food in your pantry out for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
It feels good to get rid of that clutter and know that you’re helping others.