Deciding what to keep, donate, sell, or throw away can be challenging when decluttering your property. Here are some tips for making these decisions:
- As you go through your possessions, consider whether you have used or needed the item within the past year. If you haven’t, likely, you can safely dispose of it using the “one-year rule.
- Be honest with yourself: Be honest about what you need, and don’t keep items you no longer use or need.
- Think about the sentimental value: If you have items with sentimental value, consider whether you have room to display or store them. If not, consider taking a photo of the item and keeping the picture instead of the actual item.
- Consider the cost of storing items: If you’re considering keeping an item but don’t have space for it, feel it. If the price of holding the thing is more than the value of the item itself, it may be best to get rid of it.
- Donate or sell items that you no longer need: This can help declutter your property and help others in need or generate extra income for you. Consider donating items to charities or thrift stores or selling them through online platforms or garage sales.
Overall, the key is to be honest with yourself about what you need and use and to get rid of items that no longer serve a purpose or bring value to your life.