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2017 Will Be THE Year!

 

Can you feel it?  2017 has arrived and this will be the year that you will get yourself organized!!!!

If you are one of the thousands (millions?) of individuals who have made a New Year's Resolution to GET ORGANIZED this year, we want to tell you that we are here to help. 

What has held you back from your organizing goals in the past?

What tips and strategies will help you this year?  

What are some resources that will keep you on the path to success?  

Our New Year's Resolution is to give you tips every month that will help you achieve your New Year's Resolution to GET ORGANIZED.  

The tips this month are based upon a question from one of our many readers.  

So let us know your questions, and we will answer them in an upcoming newsletter.

We find that one of the things that holds people back from getting rid of items, is that they do not know what to do with those items once they have made the decision to no  longer keep them.  Here are several resources for you.  Each organization has a different mission, and they will also differ in the types of donations they will accept.  Many will have pick up services and/or drop off locations.  Follow the links to find out the best fit for you and the items you wish to donate.

               

 

              

                        

           

 

 

                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Did you do a lot of shopping at Amazon this year?  Amazon has partnered with Goodwill Industries using your Amazon boxes.  Fill them with donatable items, print a free shipping label, then drop them off at a local UPS or Post Office and they will be shipped, for free, to a local Goodwill Industries center. 

In addition to accepting books for the Friends of the Library, most libraries have a drop-off box to donate glasses that are no longer your current prescription.

Depending upon what you wish to donate, you can also consider local women's shelters, churches, pre-schools, day-care centers, senior centers and nursing homes. If you wish to claim a tax deduction, then be sure to secure a receipt and save it in a file marked 2017 Taxes.

Sometimes, you may want to sell an item you no longer need, and most people think of ebay, and craigslist.  However, there is a time commitment involved and it is not always worth the effort.  As an alternative, consider consignment stores and other types of resale shops and on-line auctions where someone else will do the work.  Yes, they will take a commission, but you do not have to do anything but collect the proceeds.

Is that still too much of a hassle?  Then donate your items, collect a donation receipt and take a tax deduction, which we see is often higher than the payment you would receive.

Now that you have all of these resources, you can corral all of your items, put them in your car or schedule a pickup, and let those items find a new home.

What will help you get organized?  Send us your questions.....

We hope you have a Happy, Healthy and Organized New Year,

JoEllen & Muffy

 


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