Take a deep breath, you’ve done amazing work on removing loads of things that had the potential to weigh you down. A decluttered rental can directly reduce the amount of stress you’ll feel and help keep you clearheaded and relaxed.
However, before you can enjoy all the benefits of decluttering, you’ll need to rehome everything you’ve decided to part with. The longer it stays in your home, the more likely you’ll change your mind and make exceptions. Clearly anything broken beyond repair or unusable should be recycled or tossed in the trash.
As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Don’t hold onto broken or old stuff only to save it from a landfill. Instead, sign up for free websites like Freecycle or trashnothing.com and find new life for your old or broken items. To keep your rental clutter free, package up those items and only hold onto them for a month after posting them for free.
Selling is another option to dispose of your clutter. Host a yard sale or work with your neighbours to create a street sale and put out everything to sell. However, for only a few like-new or brand-new items, sell them on websites like Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, and Craigslist. Alternatively, residents of our Edmonton rentals can take advantage of SheSellsYourStuff.com, a website that’ll sell your items for you, saving you time and effort.
When you’ve spent the time (and survived the emotional struggle) to part with the clutter that’s overtaking your space, getting rid of it quickly might be your best option. Selling and posting items for free takes time, and that means all that clutter is staying put until you rehome it. Here in Alberta, donation centres are plentiful and there’s always a charity ready to accept donations. Below, we’ve highlighted a few awesome centres that could use your help:
- Salvation Army Alberta
- Habitat For Humanity ReStore Edmonton
- Goodwill Alberta
- Edmonton Humane Society
- Edmonton Reuse Centre
- Bissell Thrift Shop (Edmonton)
- Find Edmonton
- Calgary Drop-In Centre
How ever you decide to dispose of your clutter, don’t wait too long to do it. Free your space and start enjoying a cleaner, more organized rental.