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March 1, 2019

Responsible Decluttering

Things to think about when letting go of "stuff."

Part 13 of a Series on the Environment from the Question Line Duo

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The next time you refresh your closets and wardrobe, reorganize your garage, give your kitchen supplies a "colonic" or go all out and completely declutter your whole home, think about what you're ready to release and choose from the many ecological options. It doesn't all have to go to the landfill.

The second article in this weekly post from The New York Times offers helpful tips and links.

One Thing You Can Do: Declutter Deliberately

Here are two other helpful blog posts full of ideas and more links to environmentally-minded ways to release those items:

Eco-Friendly Ways To Declutter Your Home

Where to Donate Items After Cleaning House


If you have a copy of Behaving as if the God in All Life Mattered, re-read Chapter 4 before you begin spring cleaning, decluttering or releasing items. Machaelle's thoughts on "Inanimate" Objects and Energy, Caring Custodianship of the Things Around Us, and Appropriate Release will give you a deeper understanding and inspire a whole new approach to your decluttering activities.

Then use the Simplified Energy Cleansing Process to clean up your give-aways before you send them on to their next home. (The instructions are also included in Chapter 4 of Behaving.)

The Environment Series