The temperatures are rising, and the sunshine is back. Now more and more people are turning to home projects to break out of their winter hibernation. Spring cleaning is the most common – and easiest – thing you can do now as the weather still warms up. No one really looks forward to spring cleaning, but it helps to think about the final result: a clean and fresh house!
You may feel unsure where to start, but get your spring cleaning started by removing the clutter from your home. It’s as simple as taking stock of what you have and haven’t used lately. Outside of seasonal items, anything that you haven’t used in the last year is probably a safe bet to donate.
Divide your household items into separate piles with “keep”, “toss out”, and “donate” labels to make sure nothing is done away with improperly. It may seem hard at first, but once you get started it you’ll likely be surprised at how much you really don’t need.
Don’t just toss all of your unwanted belongings in the trash. Remember that “donate” pile. A lot of the items that have accumulated in your home are probably still in good shape and could be used by someone else. You can donate your gently used items to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores in Charleston and Teays Valley. Both ReStores can arrange pickup for large items that won’t fit into your car. The ReStore accepts things like building materials, furniture, light fixtures, lumber, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and home goods. You can even donate your unused paint as long as it is not oil based paint.
Don’t let the fear of possibly needing an item scare you into keeping things you don’t need. Repurpose it so someone else can enjoy it. Donate your items and give your stuff a second life.
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