Step 3 – What you will need
- Ensure you have either boxes &/or bin bags, charity & recycling bags.
- Strong gloves, tape, scissors, marker pens and labels at hand.
There are a number of choices of what to do with each item:
- Give to a specific person or community group/school for example
- Donate to a charity
- Place in Household recycling that is collected
- Take to a council recycling centre
- Place on a website where if a person can collect an item, it is theirs to keep. Two examples are https://www.gumtree.com and https://www.freecycle.org/
- Anything that genuinely cannot be recycled or given away will have to go in landfill, ideally aim to keep this to a minimum.
- Ensure that you remove the items from your home as you go along, so that you can see the freeing up of space as you progress. This can be motivating and also makes the task easier.
- Take regular breaks and try to enjoy what you are doing. If it is something that you have procrastinated over for a long time, be kind to yourself. Do not get over ambitious and get too exhausted. Measure is the key, otherwise you will have a decluttering spree, but not complete the task thoroughly & effectively.
- If you start and realise that you cannot manage the decluttering process alone, seek help.
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