Decluttering & cleaning out “packaging “
Wednesday is usually the day I decide to do a “clear out” – or ‘declutter’ (well most Wednesdays) – this is because out “rubbish day” is Thursday, so I like to get everything I can out the house and feel a bit more “cleansed”.
One of my first posts on here was about decluttering – and I know it’s not been that long but I still have clutter!
I have a really cluttered spare room – I try to put things on eBay and I save lots of boxes and packaging materials in case something sells and I need a box or packet. But it is now overflowing again.
The cycle goes like this :
1) something sells on eBay: great! it goes out the house and so does a box
2) I get parcels or letters, packets or boxes, so I then keep it and chuck it in the spare room (to sort later)
3) instead of buying packaging, I then keep anything else that comes into the house (jiffy bags, bubble wrap, paper for packing)
I know the problem: I keep it all thinking I’ll use it, this is because in the past, a lot of items sell at the same time and I run out of things.
But since it’s clear out Wednesday I need to tackle this and get rid of things.
I have previously tried freecycle or Facebook groups to get rid of empty boxes but not a lot of people are interested so it goes out with my local recycling bags, so at least it gets recycled ♻️
Wish me luck!
p.s (check out what happened next here)