One quick and easy step to starting (or continuing) to de-clutter, organize, and generally say Goodbye to Junk is to set up a donation station.
I know, this isn’t exactly revolutionary, and chances are you may have already heard this tip somewhere else before. But it’s worth repeating. It truly does make a difference.
Simply put, a donation station is just a place to collect the stuff you no longer need.
It’s a designated spot to put things that you’re ready to pass on to Goodwill or whatever charity it is you like to bless with donated items. It makes it easy to collect things, because there is a spot ready to collect them as you come across them and decide they are no longer needed. It makes it easy to donate, because all you have to do is wait for the donation station to fill up, and then drop it off or schedule a local pickup.
I’ve been using a Donation Station in our home for over a year now. I love it. In fact, it’s worked so well, that I realized it would be easier to have more than one. Right now, I have a small one behind the door in my laundry room:
I have another donation station set up in the garage:
Finally, my very favorite way to set up a donation station is by re-using these brown paper bags from the store:
How about you?
Do you use a donation station?
What works for you?