Clear Out and Declutter With a Quick Drop Off

Clear Out and Declutter With a Quick Drop Off

Adrienne Breaux
Oct 31, 2015
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Whether you've got big Halloween party plans or will be taking the kids around trick-or-treating, chances are you might not have as much time as usual to dedicate to a Weekend Project. This weekend's assignment taps into the spirit of the series by giving you a truly small task to complete that really will have a noticeable impact on your home.

This Weekend's Assignment:

Drop off any home or personal items you've been meaning to donate or give away

Perhaps you created a box of stuff to donate when you did the Closet Cure. Or, maybe you've taken our advice from the January Cure or other posts where we suggest keeping an outbox by your door (or perhaps in a closet somewhere) where you continually add items that you know you want to donate, letting the box fill up until it's ready to be emptied. If you're in that boat — if you've got a box or bag of stuff that's been in your entryway or your trunk just waiting to go — let this be your sign to hop in your vehicle and make that drop off this weekend!

You might already have a place in mind that you'd like to visit to make your drop off, or you can check out the links below for suggestions on where and how to donate stuff you no longer need or want:

If you don't have a box of stuff ready to go and you do have a little extra time this weekend, you could always do a quick walk-through of your space to find stuff that could be given away or donated, or you could go through a particularly cluttered hot spot in your home to make a quick box of stuff that can be given away or donated (your closet and the kid's toy box are two potential areas that spring to mind). Just be careful you're not guilty of any stealth purging and stick to your own stuff.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do! And a quick note to our loyal Weekend Project readers: We will be closing down the Weekend Project assignments this year before Thanksgiving. This is a time of the year where many people are busy making preparations for the holidays and often have their own long lists of weekend projects to tackle. You'll always be able to find all of our past assignments here. And stay tuned next year when Weekend Projects starts back up again in 2016!


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