The night we arrived from home from Cuba, I was surprised to find the apartment which I had thought I had cleaned so pristinely before leaving for vacation was nothing but a big old mess. And it wasn’t a mess because of piled up dishes, or a lack of vacuuming; it was a mess because there was just simply too much stuff.
Like so many others, usually, my big cleaning is in the spring. But after already doing a huge overhaul on my closet a month back, I wasn’t totally satisfied that I had rid my apartment of everything I should’ve.
After coming home to our cluttered up apartment I realized the reason I didn’t feel like I had donated enough was that I hadn’t donated anything beyond my own clothes. Looking around I realized we had too many knick-knacks, too much dishware, and too many towels. Why hadn’t I thought of donating items within our home as well as my clothes?
That weekend I went on a big reorganize, and de-clutter mission in our apartment, and by the end of the two days I felt so excited and glad that I was not only able to get our apartment to a more peaceful place, but I was also able to give all these items to Value Village – a place sure to find a home for all my once-loved pieces.
My love of de-cluttering is even more motivated by the fact that I love donating items to my local Value Village. That dress that I loved a few years ago may not work for me anymore, but someone else out there is going to adore it, and they are going to be able to snag it at a great deal! Donating is also so easy since you can give anything from used dish sets to clothing to board games.
What I love even more is that donating my pre-loved items not only allows others to grab them for themselves, but it also aids in Value Village’s support of organizations such as the Canadian Diabetes Association and Developmental Disabilities Association.
Have you heard the phrase everything old is new again? It really is true because after dropping my items off and looking around at my local Value Village, we actually found this bar cart there and decided we would not be going home empty-handed.
Value Village is more than your favourite thrift store- they also support nonprofit organizations like Canadian Diabetes Association and Developmental Disabilities Association, among others, in your community. Remember to donate your reusable items to local nonprofits at ValueVillage! In addition to supporting the nonprofit, you’ll also be helping planet Earth. Value Village, Good n’ Thrifty!
Learn more: http://www.valuevillage.com