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Let’s Talk About Letting Go of Clutter

I say to donate, give away or sell unused stuff.

But you may be on the fence or unsure if you really should let go of you unused stuff or if it even is unused stuff.

What is unused ~

Do you have?

  • A waffle maker and you don’t like or make waffles?
  • Coffee makers but you only use one?
  • Skis or ski clothes but you don’t ski?
  • Basketball hoop but have not played in years?
  • Crystal vase from Aunt Marge that is so ugly and you would never put it on display in your home?
  • Size 0 clothes that you fit into in the 80’s and you are now a perfect 10?
  • Crib that your kid used but is no longer safe due to current regulations?

Those must go!

How about stuff your kids left in their room when they left for college and they don’t want?

Give them the opportunity to get it and if they don’t let it go. They probably don’t want their posters from teen wolf or Britney Spears either.

Don’t keep a shrine to you past or your kids past.

Don’t turn your home into a museum.

Don’t keep electronics or outdated computer equipment if you have replacements.

If you have stuff of value that you are not using – Sell it and convert your dust collectors into cash.

Do you have lots of kitchen gadgets but you don’t cook? I know you bought all this stuff because you had big plans. You were going to bake your own bread only to find out you are gluten sensitive.  Let it go.

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You bought a Bowflex Fitness machine but it just collects dust and it is being used for a clothes hanger.  Sell it.

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Photo by Scott Webb

I know I had these Cole Haan adorable sandals but they had a broken strap – Yes, they could be fixed but after 2 summers they have not been. They had to go. I had to take them either to the cobbler or goodwill by the end of the week.

Do you have a lawn mower but you live in a condo? How about do you own a car but you live in the city and never drive it? Are you paying to store something you have absolutely no need for? Let it go.

Are you holding one to ugly presents that do not fit in your style or taste, Don’t fit would not wear? Did you inherit a rusty hunting knife from your granddad but you don’t hunt, or your idea of the great outdoors is going to the park. Stop it! Let go of that.

You are holding on that bridesmaid dress? You realize that Peach ruffled chiffon is not something you can repurpose. Let it go.

Someday is most likely not going to come. If it does you can buy what ever you need and enjoy all the space in the mean time.

Do you get it now? Does it make sense to keep this stuff? No of course not. Let it go. You will feel so much better when the clutter is gone.

Go and let go of your unused stuff.  Time to get organized.

I love your comments.

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

34 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Letting Go of Clutter

  1. Oooh, you are tough! Since we are “Retirizing” I have had to ask myself all these questions. We’ve started off with yard sales but boxed up and donated a few boxes. Next go-round will be tougher because it’ll be deeper into the “had it for years” level. Thanks for the reminders.

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  3. I Love this post!!! My New Year’s resolution in 2003, was “clutter free in 2003”. I have been maintaining that ever since. Even with two marriages, 6 children, several moves and animals!! it is so nice to not feel bad when you “get rid” of things. I am the resident organizer/purger in my team at my work 🙂 Whenever I get going, I can’t stop. And I don’t allow anyone to watch what I am purging, because then they might try to talk me out of it!!

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  4. I have discovered that when I sort I tend to have a let go stack, a keep stack and a maybe stack. When I go back to my maybe stack most of it ends of in the let go stack……maybe I should just put it there right away and save myself some time.
    Great post!

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