Home Improvement

Mohala Johnson
March 2nd, 2023

When decluttering, a question that usually pops up is, “what should I do with this?” You then will spend a bit of precious time thinking about it. With spring cleaning time right around the corner, it will help save time by knowing what to donate, keep, or throw away.

- You shouldn’t donate broken or moderately damaged items
- Don’t donate something that no one wants, like an opened food box.
- Donate something valuable that can bring joy or support someone’s needs.
- Good examples of items to donate are:

  • Clothes that aren’t damaged
  • Working electronics
  • Toys
  • Furniture
  • Sporting Goods
  • Shoes
  • Musical Instruments
  • Bikes
  • Art
  • Jewelry
  • Books
  • Costumes
  • Canned Foods
  • Board Games
  • School Supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Dishes
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Towels etc.

- You’ll feel good about helping those in need.

- Consider throwing away items that are too damaged to donate or have no value to anyone.

  • Broken toys
  • Broken electronics
  • Damaged clothes.
  • Open food
  • Used toiletries.
  • Moderately damaged furniture

- Consider keeping sentimental things you’ll need again, such as

  • Holiday décor and costumes
  • Winter or Spring clothes
  • Retro video game consoles
  • Photo Albums
  • Items that will be worth a lot of money in the future
  • Baby and children’s clothes

- The best way to declutter when you want to keep items is to rent a self storage unit

  • There’s no guarantee that someone will buy your items.
  • You might make so of your money back.
  • You have the selling options of a yard sale, pawn shop, video game store, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay, or Amazon.
  • It can take a while to sell online, which makes this decluttering option the slowest. Also, some people might haggle with you to get your items at a lower price.

There are a variety of decluttering options for the space needs of your home, and Tellus Self Storage can assist you with your decluttering needs by storing the items you want to keep.