When you declutter, remember to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose.
* Reduce - Cut down on your purchases and before you buy anything check and see how much packaging and if it is recyclable.
* Reuse - Go canvas or cloth for your shopping bags when you go grocery shopping. No more plastic bags!!
* Recycle - Buy things in recyclable packaging and then recycle it after opeing or use. Make the most of your local recycle collections or take stuff to the recycle centre.
* Repurpose - To repurpose something is to use it for something other than its original purpose. Old building materials can be good for repurposing. My desk is actually a repurposed door on trestle legs.
Whenever you are getting rid of "Stuff' make sure you consider if it can be reused, recycled or repurposed. Decluttering a space is the ideal time to make donations to goodwill groups in your area. There are so many groups that will benefit from your efforts to get more organised. It is important that you also dispose of refuse correctly, do not just throw old computers, batteries, paint and such into the general rubbish, take these items to your local refuse station and they will be able to point you in the right direction for safe disposal. Medication that is no longer required or out of date should be returned to a Pharmacy for correct disposal also.
So being organised and decluttering can have a positive environment on your own personal space but also an the earth as a whole.