It is no secret – both online and off – that I like to buy things, which I justify by saying that I’m a collector. However, I also live in a tiny unit with my boyfriend, so my constant shopping can become a source of claustrophobia real quick.
This is why I make myself do a de-clutter of the house at least once a month. Since I buy most of my things second hand, it’s easy for me to donate belongings that I no longer want, since I make regular trips to thrift stores anyway.
I’ve posted some surveys, both on Instagram and this blog, about what kind of content you’d like to see more of in 2019, since my epilepsy is making it difficult for me to bake as much as I would like to. A lot of people said they’d love to see more home decor posts, particularly about organising and decluttering, which I am ALL FOR 🙌
Keep an eye out for future posts about collections – how to keep them organised and under control even in confined spaces, for example – but for today, we are going to focus on de-cluttering. I am going to share with you all EXACTLY how I do my monthly de-clutters, and each step that I take to ensure that I am thoroughly examining everything that I own.
DONATE WHAT YOU CAN
I donate 90% of my unwanted items, so I am going to encourage you to donate most things that you find throughout your de-clutter. Thrift shops are wonderful; they ensure that perfectly good items aren’t going to landfill, and they help those who are strapped for cash get regular, every day items for a bargain.
I grew up with second hand items, and even though I’m in a better place financially now, I still love thrift shops will all my heart, and always make sure I donate whatever I can. It might be easier just to throw things in your waste bin, but I really do encourage you to think about how happy you might make another person by donating your goods.
Even things as simple as kitchen utensils can be something someone might not be able to afford on top of their other expenses, but many thrift stores often bunch together a range of them and sell the entire lot for a few dollars, and that can really help someone out through a tough time.
How adorable is my polka dot bin from The Reject Shop?! 🌈