De-Cluttering the Green Way
I decided last week that I needed to get rid of some of my clutter, my hall cupboard is full of stuff I don't need. I’ll never use the blinds which were in my flat when I moved in…but they’ve been in my cupboard now for nearly two years. It isn’t that I think I’ll use them again or that they might come in handy. It’s just that I can’t stand waste and I don’t want to fill up land fill sites with perfectly good blinds…someone somewhere can use them and maybe even like them.
I‘ve posted previously about using freecycle and freeshare. Websites to give away your unwanted belongings and also find items for free. But there are other ways to recycle any unwanted items and I’ve been in touch with them, this week, about some of my things.… no more clutter…it stops now.
First Stop Starter Packs they are a charity based in Govan and accept unwanted goods ranging from cutlery and plates, to lamps, fridges and washing machines. As long as it’s clean and in good working order. Your unwanted items can help out someone who has very little...it's a win win situation. You de clutter, give to a good cause and look after the environment.
Another charity, who are tackling poverty through reuse and recycling are Second Opportunities in Ibrox. They will pick up unwanted sofas and white goods and redistribute these to families and individuals. They provide a free furniture uplift service to households in Glasgow, south of the Clyde. Most items of furniture are gratefully accepted, provided that they meet current fire regulations, are clean and in reasonable condition. They'll also accept any unwanted office furniture, which they then sell on to subsidise their work. So if your office is clearing out any desks or needs some desks this would be a good group to support.
Obviously another great way to de clutter is to donate your unwanted clothes, toys and other items to local charity shops.