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Declutter Your Closet and Donate to Those in Need

Are you feeling stir crazy from spending so much time at home? It might be the perfect opportunity to declutter your closet and get rid of the stuff that is no longer used. Too often, closets are the catch-all areas of the home where personal items collect over time. If you aren’t proactive in managing your belongings, then it is easy to see how the mess can add up.

Why Donate During Coronavirus?

With the Coronavirus pandemic, local shelters and food pantries are pleading for donations. Not only has the need increased, but donations have dropped at the same time. Many people are out of work and looking for ways to feed and clothe their families. These shelters are valuable resources to provide the necessities of life to those in need.

If you are looking for ways to help the community, then you can declutter your closet. Not only will it feel good to clean up your home, but unused items can be passed along to people who are desperate for help right now.

Tips to Declutter Your Closet

Follow these guidelines are you are working to clean and reorganize your closets:

  • Be Realistic: If you have clothing in your closet that doesn’t fit, then it is time to get rid of it. Even if you love those items, it only causes mental and physical clutter to hold onto stuff that you aren’t using.
  • Seasonal Systems: Create a system for managing seasonal clothing. For example, you might put your favorite sweaters in a plastic tub that can be stored away during the warmer months, then swap out your closet when the season changes again.
  • One-in-One-Out: An ongoing strategy is to manage your belongings by getting rid of something when you bring a new item into the house. Have a dedicated bag or bin where the donation items can be placed.
  • Don’t Forget the Pantry: Now you are done sorting through clothing and household items. Next, it’s time to clean the pantry. Look for excess items that can be donated to the local food bank. Even “expired” foods will be accepted by the food pantry if those items are just past their “best before” dates.

Preparing to Sell Your Home?

Are you getting ready to sell your home this year? Then it is important to declutter your closet before the property is listed on the real estate market. Your agent can provide other suggestions to help you prepare, such as staging tips, home improvement suggestions, and more.

DUFFY Realty is here to assist with your real estate needs. Contact us with your real estate questions. We are the leading team of real estate experts in the Atlanta area. Call: (678) 318-1700.

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