Whether it’s during spring cleaning or a back-to-school blitz, there comes a time when you realize that you have too much stuff. Your issue could be your designer shoe collection, old craft supplies gathering dust or perfectly good furniture that no longer suits your style. If you have items lying around your house that no longer “spark joy” or feel useful to you, it’s time to find them a new home.
One of the reasons people have trouble getting rid of their old belongings is that they feel guilty for getting rid of perfectly good things. When there’s no problem with an item other than that your tastes and interests have changed, it just feels wrong to throw it away — especially if you’re trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle in your community. But if you have great gear lying around your home, you can give it all a second life instead. Get your community together for a swap party and find a new owner for your idle items. It’s fun, easy and free — and you can even go home with something new and exciting for yourself! Here’s how to organize this type of event for your whole community. Click here
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