WHAT ARE THE CHOICES?

Best Health - - YOU -

The thought that our stuff will sim­ply get thrown into a land­fill, I soon learned, is one of the big­gest road­blocks for many of us when it comes to let­ting go. “Ninety per­cent of peo­ple care about where their stuff goes,” says Linda Chu, a spokesper­son for Pro­fes­sional Or­ga­niz­ers in Canada.

Stephen Ilott, a pro­fes­sional or­ga­nizer based in Oakville, ON, con­curs. Peo­ple who have in­vested a life­time in tak­ing care of mem­o­ries and mem­o­ra­bilia want to en­sure that their things go to a good home – if not to fam­ily mem­bers, then to those who would ben­e­fit most at a women’s shelter, an at-risk youth cen­tre or an in­no­va­tive char­ity.

Does this sen­ti­ment sound fa­mil­iar? Our guide will help you find the best new home for your old stuff.

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