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Clear Your Clutter Day 2017

Clear Your Clutter Day 2017

NATIONAL CLEAR YOUR CLUTTER DAY 2017

National Clear Your Clutter Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 11th March 2017.

Founded in 2016 by money-making expert & TV consumer crusader Jasmine Birtles.

Get ready to declutter your homes and dig out your stash of unused items

Sell, swap, upcycle, recycle or donate your unwanted personal belongings for a profit or for a sense of positive change. Get sorting your homes now to make and save money in time for summer! Here are LOADS of ideas for selling, upcycling, mending and giving away the junk you don’t need or want anymore.

 

How to DeClutter

Sell

Unwanted items to pay for luxuries over the summer such as holidays, clothing, days out and entertainment.

Upcycle

Items by altering them to re-use or to give away as presents.

Swap

Unwanted items to refresh a wardrobe, room in the house or shed.

Recycle

Items to donate to charity or to save the planet.

 

In the lead up to Clear Your Clutter Day we will be offering you, our readers fantastic decluttering tips from articles and eBooks to videos to help you along your way. We’ll also be giving you access to industry experts who will share their tips on selling, swapping, donating, upcycling and recycling your items. On the day itself, Jasmine Birtles, dubbed the “Queen of Cash”, will be joined by a team of experts who will host live Google+ and Periscope Q&A sessions.

Clear Your Clutter Day is the perfect excuse to declutter your homes to reduce your bulging mountain of unwanted items, while helping you to live stress and clutter-free lives.

Don’t forget to look out for our Clear Your Clutter Day competitions to win some fantastic prizes!

And see our MANY articles about Selling your stuff online and offline , How to recycle your gadgets for cash, How to make money selling your clothes on ASOS Marketplace, and lots more!

Here is a video that Jasmine made for the first national Clear Your Clutter Day in 2016 – It will give you ideas of what’s to come in 2017!

 

https://youtu.be/eoZJl-Q79Bo?list=PLyWe7ObhBEvlQr41Lt8W3gtSXscU8-d1G

 

 

Suggested items for Selling, Swapping, Donating, Upcycling or Recycling

Clothing & Accessories

  • Clothes
  • Baby Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Jewellery
  • Watches
  • Cufflinks
  • Belts
  • Unused Make-up
  • Hats, Gloves & Scarfs

Gadgets & Toys

  • Computers
  • Mobile Phones
  • Game Consoles
  • Children’s Toys
  • Board Games
  • Musical Instruments
  • Garden Tools
  • Cameras
  • TV & DVD Players
  • Luggage & Bags

In The Home

  • Furniture
  • Ornaments
  • White Goods
  • Kitchenware
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Music Systems
  • Books
  • Artwork
  • Family Heirlooms
  • Sporting Equipment

 

Jasmine’s Top Five Decluttering Tips:

1. Make a bid for freedom

Look on decluttering as gaining space and freedom rather than having to get rid of things. If you see it as gaining something, you’re much more likely to throw out unwanted items that you know you don’t love or need. Get 20 storage tips to save time and money here.

2. Do it space by space

Don’t try and do your whole home in one go. Do it drawer by drawer and cupboard by cupboard. Start with the easiest room in the house (probably the bathroom) and once you’ve cleared that room, give yourself a quick break and then start on the next easiest room. Once you’ve done two whole rooms you’ll already have more of a sense of satisfaction and control over your life which should spur you on to do more cluttered parts of the house. Find out how to make the most when selling online.

3. Do it with a friend

Get a friend or family member to help you. It will make it more fun and help you sort more of your home then you would on your own. If you’re a natural hoarder, bring in someone who loves throwing things out, so that you’re not tempted to just keep everything. Get celebrity tips on how to declutter here.

4. Use the four box rule

Get four boxes which are marked ‘throw away’, ‘charity shop’, ‘sell’, ‘recycle’. Everything you decide not to keep should go into one of those boxes. The ‘throw away’ one is easy (although even some broken electronic items could be given away through Freecycle for parts). The ‘charity shop” one is obvious – take it to your nearest favourite charity shop, remembering to give them your name and postcode so that they can gift aid it. The stuff to recycle could be decorated, put in nice packaging and used as Christmas or birthday present, or, if its clothing you might be able to dye it, put new fastenings on it or add trimmings to give you a whole ‘new’ item you will actually wear. With the items to sell, you should photograph them and then just upload their details to an internet sales site such as eBay, Preloved or a local community Facebook group, while you’re watching TV in the evening. Sorted! Find out how you could actually LOSE WEIGHT by decluttering here.

5. Sort one item per day

If you can’t stand the idea of spending a day, or even half a day decluttering, just get into the habit of sorting one item per day. It’s not hard to do just one a day and, doing it this way, by the end of the year you will have sorted 265 items! It could be that once a day you put something online to sell or give away or you just drop something off to the charity shop on your way to work each day. Whatever works for you, get into the clearing habit and you will gain more freedom and make extra money throughout the year. Also, you can find out how to declutter your finances and make more money here.

 

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APDO, the Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers, is a not-for-profit association which provides support, networking and promotion for members of the Professional Organising and Decluttering industry in the UK, and information and services for their clients. A need for decluttering and simplification is growing rapidly and they are there to help.

Their primary focus is to make it easy for people throughout the UK to find a professional organiser to work with. They offer emotional and practical support to clients to declutter and reorganise their home or business.

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Ziffit 

Ziffit.com is a free and easy to use website to sell unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and games for cash. Up to half-a-million items per month have been traded-in since the site launched in October 2013, making it one of the largest trade in sites in the UK.

The service is easy to use via its free app (available in the App Store and Google Play) that scans barcodes and instantly offers the price for each item and shows the accumulated total for all items scanned.

Once Ziffit receive and process the items, payment is fast and paid either by cheque or directly into your bank or PayPal account, there is also the option to donate any proceeds to charity through JustGiving.

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The StepChange MoneyAware team help you avoid debt with practical advice and tips on saving money, budgeting, debt news and ways to stay on top of bills.

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Latest Free Stuff (as seen on Dragons Den) are the UK’s #1 freebie website. They update their website everyday with new freebies and free samples!

Freebies are given away by major UK companies including Nivea, Dove, Simple, Oral-B, Colgate, L’Oreal, Garnier, Head and shoulders, Pampers, Gillette, Fairy, Olay, Pantene, Garnier, Boots, Tesco and more.

If you’re looking for free stuff, free samples, free competitions, discount codes and UK freebies head to Latest Free Stuff.

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Action for Children are a national charity, delivering services that respond to the local needs of children, young people, their families and communities.

They work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support & opportunity they need to reach their potential.

Since 1869 they’ve supported and spoken up for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.

They work with around 300,000 children, young people and their families through 650 services across the UK.

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Moneywise magazine and Moneywise.co.uk represent the leading resource in the UK for people looking to take control of their financial position. They produce highly targeted editorial commentary that offers direction on how to deal with each and every mainstream financial issue the British public face, providing information about the options and courses of action available to them that will allow issues to be resolved in a practical way.

Since its launch in 1990, Moneywise magazine has informed and educated millions of people about how to make the most of their hard earned money, by helping people to identify the right investment products such as ISAs or pensions and by showing them how to avoid the unnecessary cost associated with so many financial product

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