Are there items in your home you need gone for good?
Perhaps you can’t remember the last time you saw the bed in your spare room under the clutter? Have roasting tins vanished into the dark depths of your kitchen cupboards? Are you finding it difficult to recall the “secret place” you stashed the Christmas presents?
Why declutter now?
There’s not long to go but there’s still time to declutter and restore order to your home before the family descend on you for Christmas!
We all know that Christmas is about giving and receiving, spending time with family and taking some time out (albeit perhaps not for those hosting Christmas!) but it’s also a time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves.
Perhaps you’re asking yourself why on earth you’d spend time decluttering when you have a million other things you need to get done?!
Firstly you’ll get the benefit of creating calm and order in your home. Secondly, you’re going to benefit the lives of many other people and thirdly, you are helping the environment by recycling items. Win, win, win!
A major sticking point is how to donate items to charity once you’ve decluttered. In London, often people don’t have a car and even if you do it’s a hassle trying to park to lug in your bags to the charity shop. What if there was a way that you could donate items to charity with only a little exertion from your fingertips, from the comfort of your sofa?
Just download a fantastic free smartphone app called Gone For Good! Its a FREE service which collects your unwanted goods from your home and delivers them to charity for you!
All you have to do is download the app, take a photo of the item/s you’re donating and upload to the app. You then need to give a little detail about the item/s including size and value. Pop in your contact and collection details and voilà!
You can even choose which charity you would prefer to donate to. You can choose from local charities that are participating in the Gone For Good scheme, of which there are a lot and more are being regularly added!
There is also the option to add Gift Aid to your donation before submitting. For more information on gift aid see A SIMPLE GUIDE TO GIFT AID.
Collection by Gone for Good
Your chosen charity will then call to arrange the collection from you. Donations are collected within 4 days of you using the app. This means you won’t have bags cluttering up your space for long. It operates 7 days a week with collection slots that include evenings so it’s flexible to your schedule.
What’s not to love?! Gone For Good arrange collection of anything from small electrical goods to large furniture. They collect bags of clothes, jewellery, designer goods, toys and bicycles.
I love supporting the incredible work that Gone For Good does. I recommend it to all my clients whilst we are decluttering together.
For more information, go to their website: https://goneforgood.org.uk/or follow them on social media (Twitter @goneforgoodapp) (Facebook @GoneForGoodApp) (Instagram @goneforgoodapp) (Linkedin @gone-for-good-app).
What clutter are you going to let go of before Christmas? If you want to start decluttering and organising in the New Year and need a helping hand, do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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