Who knew the best advice to characters in a horror movie would be the same advice to help those trying to clear out or lighten up their space??
We scream, mouth (or yell) at it the screen because it’s so darn obvious, they need to remove themselves from the house! But how many of us will cull our closets, drawers, etc; put unwanted things in piles, bags, and boxes…then wait?
We’ll walk around, or work around said piles, bags or boxes because we get busy. In the name of efficiency, we want to consolidate trips/pickups, ‘finish’ that room, all the closets, etc. Perhaps we’re waiting for others to come and pick up stuff we hope they really want. Or, to have that grand tag sale. Many times we haven’t really come to grips with parting with these items.
No matter if it’s on a screen, or in real life, it’s always so much easier to see other’s bad choices. Take it from this Westchester County Home Stager, if you’re on a roll, purging away, stop before you run out of time or steam, and focus on getting these things out of the house. Otherwise, that someday never comes.
- Getting them to the garage is rarely helpful; into the car is ok
- Getting them to their next destination is ideal
- Bring it to a multi-item site like WP’s Green Drop,
- Hire a professional organizer who’ll sort with you, then arrange for pickups.
- Hire a junk-lugging company who’ll pick it all up, sort outs what’s donatable (or otherwise repurposable), and discard the rest.
Ready to GET OUT?
- Here’s a list of places to donate things in Westchester County.
- Click here for info on Valhalla’s Household Material Recovery Facility, open year-round
- For upcoming Zero Waste Day at Rye Playland. Rain or Shine, on Sat Nov 9th, they’ll be taking everything from old paint and prescriptions, metal and electronics
Also on hand on the 9th are local charities that’ll accept your donations of children’s diapers, kids’ clothes, school and pet supplies, furniture, bicycles, and soccer gear. BEFORE YOU LOAD UP YOUR CAR click here for flier with guidelines.
There! Now don’t you feel better?