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30 Things in 30 Days – The Final 2 and What to do With it All

I’ve reached the end! My last two things:

29. Salt Shaker…This was a well used, functional little jar for my kitchen. It was also something I had multiples of. I think I can get by with only one salt shaker in my house.

30. Digital Camera…I’m one of the worst photographers and for some reason I own multiple cameras. It was time to let one of them go because reality is that I use my phone camera more than anything else.

As I’ve been purging things from my space, I’ve been thinking up ways to make the biggest impact with my things. This means I’m thinking up ways to help the environment, other people and even my pocketbook.

10 Ways to Get Rid of Your 30 Things:

  1. Host a clothing swap for your clothes, shoes, and accessories. It’s a great, low-cost social event too!
  2. City recycling depot for large items like boxes. Some may take appliances and metal items–do a quick Google search and check out their website.
  3. Bottle Depot–the last time I dropped off my bottles, I was also able to drop off my old, broken small appliances.
  4. Thrift Store–probably the most obvious option. Check out which charity you want to support and donate your good quality items to support them.
  5. Charities or those in need–if you’ve decided to part with some winter coats or blankets, look for a local clothing drive that will directly support the vulnerable people in your community.
  6. Craigslist–a great way to boost your budget is to sell those items you don’t need.
  7. Barter–Some local Facebook groups have a swap section where you can exchange your unwanted item for one that’s more useful to you.
  8. Garage Sale–if you’ve created quite a pile of items to part with, a large one day garage sale may be more efficient for your time than re-sale sites.
  9. Garbage and Recycling bins–some small items can quickly get pitched into the bin. Make sure you’re following your city’s guidelines for proper disposal, though.
  10. Pay it forward–know someone who has a greater need for your item than you do? Make their day by gifting the items!

So how did your 30 things in 30 days go? Does your home feel a little less cluttered at the end of it? 

Journey through all the posts in this series:
Post #1: 30 Things in 30 days: Introduction
Post #2: The First 7 Things
Post #3: Choosing 8-14
Post #4: The Next 7
Post #5: Almost the End
Post #6: The Final 2 and What to do With it All

This post was originally written in 2017 and republished in 2020.

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