How Decluttering and Donating Can Make a Big Impact: Five Tips for Beginners

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to accumulate more stuff than we need. Over time, our homes and workspaces can become cluttered and disorganized, leading to stress and a feeling of being overwhelmed. But what if we told you that by decluttering and donating, you could not only create a more peaceful environment, but also make a big impact on the world around you? Here’s how to get started.

1.Set a Goal and Create a Plan

Before you begin, it’s important to set a goal for what you want to achieve through decluttering and donating. Do you want to simplify your home or office, make more space for yourself, or reduce your environmental

footprint? Once you have a clear goal in mind, create a plan to achieve it. This might include setting a timeline, identifying specific areas to focus on, or enlisting the help of a friend or professional organizer.

2. Sort and Categorize Your Items

Next, sort your items into categories such as “keep,” “sell,” “donate,” or “recycle.” Be honest with yourself about what you really need and use, and consider whether items that no longer serve you might be of use to someone else. When deciding what to donate, look for charities who accept the types of items you have to give: we have lots right here locally in Saskatoon.

3. Use All the Features on One Small Step, Right Here!

Spend time on our site getting to know local organisations and their needs. We’ve got more than 55 charities on this site so you can find one or more that align with your values. All of them have a clear mission and track record of success. Local organisations benefit our community, and you make a difference with your gift. At the bottom of each charity’s page, you can see how they like to receive their donation: their phone number, address, and drop off points are all clearly marked.

4. Throw Out Anything Old, Broken or Unusable

Once you’ve identified the items you want to donate, it’s important to triple check they’re in good condition. Local organisations work hard to support our community and you help them so much more by spending a little extra time up front making sure your donation is in good condition.

5. Enjoy the Benefits of Decluttering

As you declutter and donate, you’ll likely notice a sense of relief and clarity as your physical space becomes less cluttered. You may also experience reduced stress, increased creativity, and a sense of accomplishment. By simplifying your life and reducing your environmental footprint, you’ll also be contributing to a more sustainable future, while knowing that your generosity is being well used by a local charity.

Decluttering and donating may seem like small steps, but they can have a big impact on your life and the world around you. By setting a clear goal, sorting your items, finding a reputable local organisation here on our site, and enjoying the benefits of a clutter-free life, you’ll be taking one small step toward a more peaceful, sustainable, and fulfilling future.


February 25, 2023