ITEMS YOU CAN DECLUTTER AND RECYCLE
In our experience at Home Sweet Home Organizer, choosing what counts as clutter and what doesn’t isn’t always an easy decision. For example, there might be an emotional attachment to a specific possession that’s causing consternation.
In any case, it’s OK not to know exactly where to start, but you do need to begin somewhere and make progress step-by-step from that point forward. Otherwise, clutter may take over your living space and make it nearly impossible to enjoy yourself at home.
Maybe throwing away items doesn’t appeal to you, but what about recycling them instead?
Here’s what you can do to start the process – and where to turn if you need a hand.
OLD NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINES, AND MAIL
Recycling paper is still one of the easiest ways to declutter your home. You may not realize how much space you can save by recycling as many out-of-date newspapers and magazines you can find. But old, unopened mail is notorious for taking up valuable storage space. Be careful with unopened mail. A client of mine found $175 (honest) in various gift cards and checks by going through the un-opened mail.
You may not know that you can also recycle obsolete electronics. Broken smartphones and old computers contain recyclable materials in their internal components. The best part about recycling electronics is that it could free up a significant amount of space since outdated products are almost always larger and bulkier than the latest technology. Before you remove any computers or cell phones, ensure you’ve deleted all your private information. You can take your cell phone to your provider and request they wipe it for donation. There are several organizations that get these phones to soldiers serving overseas who don’t have cell phones. One of them is: https://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/
By simply drilling a hole through the hard drive, you can now take your computer to Best Buy for recycling. You can easily reduce this e-waste by taking it to your nearby Best Buy. See more at https://www.bestbuy.com/site/services/recycling/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025
Get in Touch With Us
At Home Sweet Home Organizer, we know the nuances of how to organize, declutter, and recycle items around the home. Whether it’s a home, condo, or apartment, our experts can help you finally declutter and clear your mind once and for all. Our goal is to provide you with the peace of mind – and organized beautiful home – you’ve wanted for so long. Contact us today!