This week you’ll need to repurpose or buy two containers, the type of containers will depend on two things, your budget and space. Personally I like Rubbermaid style totes, if you have the room they will work for most of our projects and you can find them at any big box store. One will hold items for donation and the other to take to your county’s waste disposal. Most of the time the items you’ll be getting rid of will be clean and dry, but there may be a few weeks where this isn’t the case.
If you are short on space heavy duty trash bags or reusable shopping bags will work. The goal is to have containers that are easily accessible.
Put the containers somewhere that makes sense for you. If you have room in the garage, great. Otherwise it may be the bottom of a rarely used closet or in a corner of the laundry room. Whatever works for your household.
Now here’s the catch, finding the two containers isn’t this week’s challenge. Since you had to get the containers ready, we’ll keep the challenge simple.
Organization Challenge #1
Take a look at your coat closet (or entry way or mudroom, if that’s where you keep your winter coats and shoes). Donate any coats that no longer fit (whether it’s due to kids getting bigger or your own changing taste). If you don’t love it and you already have a replacement, it’s time to ♬ let it go.
Easy enough, right?
That’s the plan, most weeks we’ll tackle a section of the house and by this time next year, those little changes will have turned into a big one.
*Want to earn a little extra credit?* If you’ve got a pile of shoes in the bottom of that closet, consider some cubes to divide and conquer. The problem with this solution is you need to make sure the other people involved actually use it. This may take coaching and guidance. Good luck!
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