Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Purging 101

On the heels of us cleaning out our storage, here are my tips for getting rid of extra stuff you don't need:

  • If you haven't used it in a year, get rid of it.
  • If you must keep some sentimental things from your childhood because your mother sold all your Star Wars action figures, decide in advance to limit it to one or two boxes and stick to it. (Boy, I hope Mr. Bean reads this!)
  • Consider giving a treasured item you haven't used for over a year to someone who can really use it. Although it is great to give your extras to charity, if you're like me and you have a really hard time getting rid of something of sentimental value, you may find it easier to part with the item if you give it to a friend who can use it so you know it is being appreciated.
  • Have limited storage space like we do and you'll be forced to part with things you don't use!

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