100 Reasons To Get Rid Of It

As if you needed an excuse to get rid of some of your crap…

Well maybe you do. And thanks to Martha Stewart, you now have an easy-to-read list of 100 reasons to get rid of your stuff.

The top 7 reasons why you should get rid of your stuff was Because You Have Too Much Stuff

1. 1.4 million Americans suffer from chronic hoarding & clutter.
2. People burn 55 minutes a day looking for things.
3. 80 percent of what we own we never use.
4. 1800GotJunk.com Pay someone else to take out the (big, cumbersome) trash. (We hired them to remove the chest freezer that seemed to have our old house built around it, it was so huge. We suffered some wall damage, but it was nice to have all that space)
5. Publicstorage.com Lock it up in more than 2,100 locations around the U.S. (Although you should just get rid of your stuff instead of paying RENT on storing it. Really – it is much cheaper.)
6. redshield.org Schedule a pickup with your local Salvation Army.
(We always call Northwest Center since they always sent us postcards in the mail and all we had to do is leave our bags of stuff by the mailbox)
7. earth911.org Find local recycling and reuse programs for all kinds of household items.

So stop finding ways to argue about why you are keeping ______________ (fill in the blank). For me it was several years’ worth of magazines. In fact, it will amuse you (but not Martha) that I finally gave away my prized collection of Martha Stewart Living magazines when moving from our house to our townhome 18 months ago. Here’s how I did it: I put an ad on Craigslist in “FREE STUFF”, and then put the bags and bags of mags on the front porch, and they were gone within hours. Hopefully to happy craft projects everywhere…

This post was inspired by today’s Organizing Tip of the Day email from Martha Stewart.com

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