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It happens every January...the holiday decorations come down and the itch to get organized begins. It really is the perfect time to tackle those closets and drawers, to purge and unclutter all the corners of your home. I actually love this process--I think it's so cathartic, and there's nothing better than getting rid of all the unnecessary and broken items taking up space. When your space is organized and decluttered, it brings peace and clarity, and I know that for me, I just function so much better when my home is in order. To help the process a little, I've made a list of things to throw away, donate, or recycle, based on each room in your home!
Here are more details on how to either dispose of or donate your items...
When disposing of medicine, make sure to follow the FDA’s guidelines. Paint is another item that needs to be carefully disposed of. Consider donating leftover paint nonprofit organizations or charities–give them a call to see if it’s something they can use. If not, the paint will need to be evaporated and solidified before collection by your local waste management authority. Call 1-800-CLEANUP for more information. Any document that contains any personal information (like all of your receipts) should be shredded, not thrown away.