Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect and give thanks for all that we have, especially since many of us are blessed with so much. In fact, if we were honest, we would probably admit that owning all that “stuff” has at times actually contributed to some stress and feeling of overwhelm in our lives.
Overstuffed closets, cabinets, drawers and storage areas are hard to keep organized and add visual clutter to our homes; which in turn can lead to mental clutter and anxiety. If you currently have a space in your home that is crammed full of stuff you will possibly know what I mean.
So why not take that first step and start a donation bin right now? Think of it this way – you’re doing something good for others, while helping yourself in the process. You will be cutting down on clutter and stress, gaining more space, and you may even start using items more often, now that you will be able to see them.
Since this time of year tends to be very busy, don’t worry if you don’t have enough time to invest into proper organizing. Start doing a “quick purge” by going through your closets, toy rooms, or any other space that may have new items added to it during the holidays.
Drop off the donations to your favorite charity and save the receipt for your 2014 tax deductions. After the holidays are over, take some time to properly reorganize the spaces and create homes for any new items. Who knows, you may even come across a few more donations, now that you are getting to love those uncluttered spaces.