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Casa Quickie: Pare Down to Speed Up

I found this helpful hint in the TeamSugar group Housecleaning Support Group. It makes so much sense, don't you think?

"Pare down. The less you own, the less you have to clean. Get rid of everything you don't love or need. Can't decide whether to ditch it or not? Put doubtful items into a box, tape it closed, and mark it "Deliver to [name of favorite charity] on [date six months in the future]." (Seasonal items should be earmarked for disposal in a year's time.) If you haven't had any reason to look inside the box when the "deliver by" date arrives, dispose of it. Do not under any circumstances take a last peek inside."

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imcs imcs 7 years
this is a great idea. my husband and I have been carrying boxes back and forth from miami to chicago back to miami... and I don't think we've even opened them - now I have a task for this weekend!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
I love the box idea!
Hanna1117 Hanna1117 7 years
I do this with clothes especially. I always think 'Well, I might want to wear this again.' But then when 6 months rolls by and I haven't even thought of waering it, it's time to go to someone who needs it!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
Oh yeah- Hubby and I are having a yard sale to get rid off all our unwanted stuff. We'll make some money and get rid of all the stuff we don't need at the same time. I'll be donating whatever we don't sell. The walls were closing in on us because of all the stuff and although most of the stuff we're selling is mine I still feel like the house is less cluttered and more calming.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
Me either. The box idea is great especially not taking a last peek. I've been telling my husband this for so long but he still doesn't get it. He will learn eventually though.
bizzybee bizzybee 7 years
I couldn't agree more.
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