When the last child left the nest recently my soon-to-be guest room still had unwanted furniture, storage items and six large bags full of gently worn (if worn at all) clothing.
He did ask if we would donate the clothes so my husband arranged for a pickup on Monday. I was glad it was a few days away so we could use the opportunity to work on adding to the donation.
I have been thinking about cleaning my closet after J. Money’s challenge last week. That’s because the closet stores a lot of items I don’t use or wear anymore and it’s become quite messy (to the point that I would be embarrassed for you to see it, so no before photos!).
Not Just Clothes
The top of my closet is the storage area for backpacks, gym bags or any other type of non-suitcase bag. I have a hard time parting with any and somehow keep accumulating them. Since I only use a couple of the bags the rest are going.
There are also two large bags of swag from past blogging conferences. These are all the items I thought were cool, but haven’t figured out what to do with them. If I don’t know a year later, it’s time to move on.
Yes, I could have tried selling a lot of these items on Ebay or Craigslist, but I never will so why fool myself? Father Joe’s Villages are a favorite local charity that I am happy to support. It’s a win-win. I get an emptier, neater closet and they get the value of the donated items.
What do you do with things you no longer want or need?