Organizing in Ashburn is easy because we have so many resources for eliminating all of those precious things that we just had to buy but rarely, if ever, used and are now collecting dust and adding clutter to our sanctuaries.
Some of the resources that are convenient because they pick up your no longer loved, but still useful items are organizations like: Am Vets, 1-800-526-8387; National Children’s Center, 1-800-296-1122; and The Lupus Foundation of America, 1-888-448787. The added benefit of these organizations is that you don’t have to drive anywhere or even be home when they pick-up. Just leave the items outside labeled for the driver and they will leave a tax receipt. Easy!
Another wonderful, and local, organization in Leesburg is Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice. They collect cell phones for battered women. The organization has them refurbished and distributes them to women in shelters to use for emergencies. So next time you upgrade that cell phone, consider donating the old one to this great cause and of course you will get a tax receipt here too!
Another easy way to rid yourself of perfectly usable items when you may just have a few is, www.freecycle.com. You can get rid of just about anything here and meet the person somewhere for the exchange or simply leave it on your porch for pick up. This is the perfect site for when you are using the rule: one in, one out rule for new purchases.
The obvious other solutions for eliminating unwanted goods, and making a little money too, would be to have a yard sale or post on Craig’s List and/or eBay. Yard sales can be fairly fruitful especially when it is done when your community is hosting one and doing the advertising for you. Craig’s List and eBay are a bit more work but if you have a couple of fairly good quality items then you may do well here.
Now get to all of that dust collecting stuff in your basement and garage and donate, donate, donate, or sell,sell, sell!