The Dos and Don’ts of Donations
When we are sorting through our items that can be DONATED we need to be mindful of quality and condition of these objects we are ready to let go of and give. If you would give it to a friend or it’s something you would be proud to display in your home, then it is a worthy item to donate. Assess your items and apply this general rule to your decision-making process: If you wouldn’t purchase this item second-hand based on its condition then RECYCLE it thoughtfully. Do this yourself rather than making it the problem of the charity organisation. Items that are not welcome donations include anything that is dirty, broken, incomplete, ripped or damaged. These need to be disposed of in your household waste bins or taken to specialty depots or drop-off points. Important points to remember: not all stores can tag and test electrical goods; refrain from leaving items outside of charity bins; and anything that is governed by a safety standard cannot be accepted. Giving items to your chosen charities will not only benefit the organisation but assist those in need. This can be an enriching and a profoundly rewarding experience knowing you’re able to help others in need by offering up your excess. The biggest bonus is that whilst you are contributing to this worthwhile cause, you are also reclaiming space in your home and balance to your life.
SORT AND SEPARATE
When we divide something, it is the basic action of separating something into parts. By breaking down our tasks into smaller segments we can feel more in control and less overwhelmed. When we find ourselves overwhelmed we can become distracted and this can cause interference with our project. We want to minimise our distractions whilst we are sorting so we can maintain focus and do exactly what we have planned to do in our scheduled time frame. If we look at the room our project is being conducted in as whole, we want to view the items in this space as separate components. The components are all the objects in this project area. We are now acting on the decisions we have made relating to the belongings we identify with and those we are now ready to let go. Once we know WHAT will be kept, this object can either stay in the room or be relocated to a better-suited place in our house. If we no longer identify with this item we need to address where it should go and what we will do with it. During this process our NOT KEEP items that are similar can be grouped together. As we search and sort through our belongings we will be focusing on the categories of SELL, DONATE and RECYCLE. Collating our possessions using the Division Of Objects Framework will allow for swift sorting, quick decision making and success in achieving the balance over belongings instantaneously!