If your house is anything like mine, it gains a little weight over the holidays: a few new items of clothing, some electronics, more books and magazines, and extra holiday trimmings. So much new stuff comes into my house around the holidays that by the New Year, I'm ready to put my home on a diet and give myself some breathing room, which can really lower stress and anxiety levels.
Yet, often, our motivation to clear the decks gets blocked by a significant obstacle: What am I going to do with this stuff? We all have items that are too functional to just throw out, and decluttering your home shouldn't mean sending perfectly good household items to a landfill. That dilemma makes it all too easy to put off the purge. Follow this recycling advice so you can move forward and send your unwanted stuff somewhere to be reused, not trashed.
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