|Recently we have been purging the contents of our home because we have it on the market and truth be told, what used to be our weekend vacation residence ended up being our full time residence...but not only that...it turned out that our home in Collingwood also became the destination for 3 households worth of furnishings. So we consulted our friends at Designs by Consign for some tips on how to successfully purge.|
The task of purging can be daunting so I suggest...literally taking it step by step. The first step I made was going through my walk-in closet. It was painful, but I decided that everything that didn’t fit me comfortably was leaving my closet no matter how sentimental. To ease the pain, I made sure that each piece of clothing was destined for a better home than mine. My Friend’s House http://www.myfriendshouse.ca/ a local women’s shelter was getting the best stuff - clothes more suitable to the work environment. The Salvation Army received the more casual clothes. Please note that the Salvation Army in Collingwood accepts donations of clothes and bedding – no toys please. It somehow made it easier to let go...knowing that my clothes were destined for a better use than collecting dust in my closet.
The ladies at Designs by Consign gave me some really good advice:
Basketballs, baseball, footballs, skateboards. When was the last time they were touched? Give them away to someone that really needs them.
As you move through the house purging, set aside your garage sale items for Spring, but keep in mind that yes, it’s a great way for other people to take your junk away...but coming from lots of experience.....make sure you price stuff to move otherwise it’s just going back in the garage.
We have had tremendous success getting rid of furniture at Designs by Consign. The gals were great; they came to my home and assessed each piece that I wanted to get rid of. If they didn’t think it would sell, they were straightforward about it. Guess what? Everything they took sold and I ended up with a little extra cash in my pocket. For more information about Designs by Consign visit their website http://designsbyconsign.ca/