(Have you ever taken a long time to get rid of the box or bag of giveaway items?)
Important rule of decluttering: Get rid if it!
Have you ever decided to toss an item or give away a full box or bag just to have it still sitting around a week, month, even year later?
They say as soon as you fill a box or bag take it out to your car. That way:
- It is not in your house.
- You are not as likely to reopen it and decide to keep it.
- That when the thought hits you… it is already loaded and easier to donate.
So today I loaded my car with the bags from my closet decluttering job. Talk myself into driving right to the donation truck and get this over with. I am feeling pretty good about my decision.
I get to the truck and they tell me it is full. UGH! I need to come back another day.
At least it is in my van and ready for when I have that moment to take it back. I will say that this is the first time this has happened to me.
If you get derailed in life – do not give up. I will try again.
Have you ever taken a long time to get rid of the box or bag of giveaway items?