DONATE, KEEP, SELL, OR THROW AWAY?
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
- Sporting Goods
- Musical Instruments
- Canned Foods
- Board Games
- School Supplies
- 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.