With the new school year looming you are probably getting ready to do your annual purchase of new school clothes and supplies. While it is important to make sure that your children are as prepared as possible for the new school year, new clothes can tend to add clutter to your home. This is especially true when last year’s new clothes still lurking around your closets and drawers. If you are like many parents with children, you might find that you are more often than not on the losing side of the battle against clutter. With all the things that you have to deal with every day including, your work life, your social life and your family, it can sometimes seem like the only way you can de-cluttter your life is by employing a have military support team. Luckily there things that you can do in your everyday life to help keep your home more organized with little hassle.
Take Inventory of Your Belongings Before Bringing in More
How many times have you went out to the store to buy a new kitchen utensil only to find the same one hiding in the back of a cupboard or drawer? This same situation can happen when it comes to clothing and shoes, before you decide that you need to buy extra clothes go through your storage. There is a good chance that you have an article of clothing that you may have forgotten especially once the seasons begin to change. If you have an excess of clothes in storage than you might want to take the time to asses your clothing situation and pare down to the essentials that still fit you and that you will definitely wear. By taking this step not only do you reduce clutter you also save money on extra articles of clothing that you don?t really need.
Americans Throw Away Tons of Wearable Clothes Each Year
After you have taken the step of cataloguing all of the clothes that still fit and are wearable the next step is to get rid of the excess. An Unfortunate statistic states that clothing is a large amount of household trash across America. The rate of recycled clothes in the United States is currently around 15%. This means that of the 90% of wearable used clothes only a very small portion is actually being given to those in need. With how charities work today, there is no excuse to not donate, most charity actual offer free pickup of used clothes.
De-clutter while supporting the Troops, Donate to Military Support Organizations
While de-cluttering your house has a its own aesthetic rewards, it is also an opportunity for reflection as well. As you are going through your belongings think about all those who may not have as much as you. There is an easy way to remedy your clutter situation while at the same time helping those that are less fortunate. By making clothes donations to charitable agencies you can provide clothing for those who can?t afford new clothes every season. Your clothing donations can also serve a patriotic purpose by providing military support. There are several military support organizations that provide support for the families of service members.
Set Goals and Be Patient with Your Progress
While we all would like our houses to be magically transformed in a day the truth is that it takes some time. Truly de-cluttering your closets takes some time. That is why it is important to set realistic goals that you can stick to each month in an effort o create a pattern of organization in your home. By taking on too much at once you are only writing a recipe for the disaster of your organization project. Rather than trying to finish everything at once and inevitably be disappointed when you fail, take you time and track your progress. There are is no rules that say de-cluttering your home should not be fun.
This article is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to starting a de-cluttering project. There are several books and resources for the aspiring household organizer. Helpful info also found here.
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