Monday, June 27, 2011

Saturday morning, I did my ritual cleaning and scrubbing. I also started purging old floppy disks that didn't have anything important on them, making piles of books that I won't pick up again to go to a classroom or resale, going through my clothes, and checking papers to see what can be thrown out or recycled. A good purge is hard to do, but important to do. A lot of people are pack rats and keep things that they won't use or need. I've known people who've kept packets upon packets of sauces from restaurants (it's fine if you use them on a regular basis but if you don't it's just taking up space), books that they won't be picked up again or clothes that they won't wear. Purging helps prevent clutter and provides more space in your home. Once you have "stuff" to get rid of you can either give it away, donate it to goodwill and get a receipt to put on your taxes (also sometimes they give you a 20% off coupon), resell it through a resale store, have a yard sale, recycle it, or throw it away. If you are a pack rat, sometimes it helps to have a friend to help you purge!

Other resources:

Decluttering: Purging House and Mind

Purging the Unnecessary

The Quickest Way to Purge & Clean a House & Get Rid of Clutter

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