WHAT ARE THE CHOICES?
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.