Sunday, October 12, 2008

Don't trash your Donate by Accident. you now have a clear chair, but you have a bunch of stuff that you have to figure out what to do with next.
I suggest getting a box of black trash bags, and a box of white trash bags. If you recycle (which is highly suggested) then also get a box of clear trash bags.

Black is for trash that goes right to the trash can outside.
White is for donate.
Clear is for recycle.

Why the different colors....that seems like a pain in the butt to buy 3 different boxes of trash bags!!
It is to keep from getting bags mixed up in the clean up and clear out process. As you are loading things into the bags it is easy to think that you will remember what is where....but after you have loaded up several and you happen to take a break and come back to it, its easy to get confused.
You don't want to accidentally throw away something that was meant to be donated and someone else could use.
I suggest the white for donate and not clear because...if you don't get that bag out of the house the same day, it may give you time to reconsider what is in it and you may find yourself pulling things out to keep. Then you are defeating the purpose and you may not get rid of all the clutter you need to.
The clear for recycle because you can then see easily what is paper, what is bottles etc. when you go to take it to the recycle location. (Or hopefully if you are lucky enough...just out to your curb...we aren't so lucky in our town to have curb side recycle yet. Pain huh?)
This simple solution for loading up different colored bags can make things much easier on the "getting out of the house" end of the process.

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