Wednesday, September 21, 2011

#76/100... Simplify your furnishings

Do you have any lonely furniture in your house that doesn't get used? Is your home crying out for a little elbow room? Would you like to free up a little psychological space in your life? Have I got a deal for you!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (where I volunteer on Thursdays) is always in need of donations of gently used furniture items for the many people we assist. More often than not, furniture that is donated to us has been spoken for long before it actually arrives.

So why not help out someone else as you free up your own energies by decluttering? Just think, you won't have to move that furniture around to clean the rug/floor anymore if it's been given to someone who needs it. I think it's time for me to pass along a couple of extra chairs that seem to be getting in the way in my laundry room. There are many agencies that rely on community assistance and gladly accept furniture and small appliances in good working order.

So, here's a link to the City of Edmonton Reuse and Recycle Directory where I live. It's pretty cool. Punch in the item you would like to donate, and find out who needs it. If you don't have a website like this in your area, check with a local church or community centre, as the folks usually know about people in need. It feels good to give when you know what you're giving is going directly to someone who needs it. And it feels simply great to have more space.

P.S. Looking for more Simple Suggestions? Try here.

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