Well, it isn't technically "spring" yet, and certainly with snow on the ground here it doesn't even feel like spring! But I'm in the mood for getting rid of things! It is a great feeling to clean out your home and rid of unwanted things!
Here's how I choose to get rid of my clutter:
***Donate to a thrift store
This is the easiest way to get rid of clutter. All you have to do is load the car up and drive to the nearest thrift store. I use this method for clothing and small household items.
***Donate to someone via Freecycle.org
I have blogged about Freecylcle several times. If you have a group in your area, this is a great way to get rid of larger items. I was just looking at my group, and there is someone wanting non-working lawnmowers. This would have been great to know a few months ago when my husband took our old lawnmower to the dump! You can find a home for practically anything on Freecycle!
***Sell on Craigslist
If you have larger items that are really nice, you can make some money selling them on Craigslist. In the last year, we have really started using Craigslist, both for finding items we needed and selling items we didn't need! In recent months, we have sold Kevin's old truck, a mirror, and two different sets of mirrored closet doors. With the listing, make sure to post a picture of the item you're selling. A picture is worth a thousand words, you know! :-)
Be cautious when dealing with people, either through Freecycle or Craigslist. There are scams you have to watch out when you sell large items through Craigslist. If at all possible, have the item you're giving away or selling either outside, in the garage, or as close to the front door as possible.
Most of all, have fun getting clutter out of your house!!!