Usually I'm really great at holding onto items for years after I've purchased them, but lately I've realized that there's no need to have so much stuff. The items that are bogging me down are simple items &mdash lamps, dishes, bedding, etc, but they're making my home feel heavy and I've finally worked up the motivation to kick 'em out!
Living in Philadelphia, it's really easy to get rid of well, anything! It's as simple as putting an item on the curb in front of your home and realizing it's gone before you even get back inside. We love the instant gratification of getting rid of something and that there's another person who gained something they wanted and possibly needed.
There's always eBay and Craigslist &mdash we've certainly used them before, but we save those for our more valuable items (electronics, art, etc). One option we haven't entertained is donating to an organization. We've never dropped off housewares to a charity or thrift store and we're wondering if any of you have and how was your experience?
When you get bit by the cleaning bug how do you discard your goods?
(Image: Adam Wolffbrandt for the Kentucky Kernel)