The Last Lap: Empty the Outbox

updated Feb 24, 2019
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Hopefully by this point in the Cure you are an outbox convert, like me. I believe it really is the easiest way to break the hold that things can have on us and create a less crowded home. You’ve been filling ’em up for the weeks now and it’s finally time to take the last step and let go. Today is the day to make a plan to empty those outboxes.

Today’s Assignment

Empty your outbox(es)!

I know plenty of you have been emptying as you go (and that is fantastic) but for those of you who’ve been filling up (and up, and up) since Assignment #3, now is the time to let it all go.

Use today to sort out and firm up your plans today for whichever of the following makes the most sense for you and your (soon-to-be-former) stuff and put the plan into action whenever you can:

  • deliver (or make arrangements for) donations
  • hit the recycling center
  • put things out on the curb with a “free sign”
  • list ’em on our classifieds, Craigslist, eBay or Freecycle
  • package goodies up to pass on to a friend

Here is a handy link to our big list of good ideas for donations: Clear Out & Help Out: A Big List of the Best Donation Centers for All Your Stuff

Whatever you need to do to clear it out, go for it – you’ll feel great when you are done! (And, please – announce your plans and celebrate your successful outbox goodbyes in the comments below…)