Here are three ways to donate used furniture and other household goods without leaving your house and to do so for free. If you've been procrastinating about taking stuff to charity, then this blog post is for you. Enjoy!
QUICK BUT IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE: Shuffling stuff around is one of the ways in which we procrastinate and then getting organized never happens. There is a specific formula that will not only reverse this detrimental thought process but will stop the disorganization cycle altogether. With this specific formula, you will be able to get out of your own way and stop disorganization at the source...your mind.
You spend the time to declutter a section of your house or office and you've got all the stuff you no longer want in a bag or box, but that's as far as it goes. That bag or box sits in the corner near the door or in the garage waiting for its new home, but that transfer never occurs.
Time goes by, life happens, and you eventually forget what's in that bag or box. You have to go through it all over again trying to figure out what this random collection of clutter is, only to realize that it's stuff you don't want. It just never left the house.
You promise yourself that you're going to take it to a charity drop off location, and the cycle continues. This is a procrastination method that I call The Gathering Phase, because your stuff is just being gathered and shuffled around. However it remains in your life taking up valuable time and space.
To learn more about this procrastination method and exactly how to bust through it, check out The Procrastinator's Disorganization Reversal Formula.
Like I said, this is a likely story. It's really easy to fall into this procrastination method, so below you'll find some simple ways to get rid of your stuff without leaving your house. Easy peasy!
There are plenty of charities that will send out a truck and a few guys to pick up all of your donations from your home. Do a Google search for "(your city and state) donation pick up" to locate your local options.
Give them a call to see what their parameters are (some require everything to be outside or on the porch ready to go), and schedule an appointment. Put it on your calendar. Done.
One of my clients used to live on a busy street in a residential neighborhood. If we put stuff she no longer wanted on the curb with a "FREE" sign, then it would be gone within the hour. It was awesome.
If you live in such a location, then put your stuff on the curb with a "FREE" sign. It will be out of your house and in new hands in no time.
Have you heard of Freecycle? Sign up for a free account and join your local group. Post your unwanted items on there and any interested parties will come get it from your house.
This is also a great way to get good stuff for free. For example, if you're moving then check Freecycle before purchasing brand new moving boxes.
You know, one man's trash is another man's treasure, so why not give your stuff to your friends and family? Clean up clutter by having a party!
Everyone brings the stuff they no longer want, and everyone can go home with something new for free. Whatever is left can be donated. Now that's something to celebrate. :)
There you have it: 4 ways to get rid of your unwanted stuff without leaving your house...and those are the FREE methods. You can also VERY easily donate your belongings if you have the means to pay for it (e.g. junk hauling companies).
Most of the time, however, paying for such a service is not a high priority on your budget just like taking the time to transport donations isn't at the top of your to do list. Naturally, this causes clutter build up and the "shuffling around" of stuff that I referenced at the beginning of this blog post. THAT, my friends is one of the procrastination methods that keeps us from getting and staying organized.
If this resonates with you, then check out The Procrastinator's Disorganization Reversal Formula.