RMM - Dec-20 - Jennifer Reiner

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If and when you plan to sell your home and move to another one, you’ll have a lot less “junk” to dispose of. Moving can be stressful enough without having to worry about donating or selling all the things you don’t want to bring along.

So why is December specifically a great time to declutter? When you’re busy with holiday shopping, baking, decorating, and preparing for family gatherings, decluttering might be the last thing on your mind. But here are some reasons you should make it a priority:

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December marks the end of the calendar year. It’s a great time to think about what in your home is cluttering up your space, your mind, and your life. Give yourself a fresh start for the new year.

for all of the new items that will inevitably fill your home, especially if you have young children. To get your home ready for holiday guests. If you’re going to have people over to your house, you want it to look its best. Before you start deep cleaning and decorating, go through your space and clear out things you no longer use or need. You can make some extra holiday cash. Sell your old things to pay for new ones! Many people will be looking for deals on holiday gifts, so this is a perfect time to sell your gently used or unused items. Shelters and charity organizations especially need items during the winter months. Drop off items like blankets, clothing, jackets, toys, and books at a local church or donation drop box.

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To make room for new things. With the holidays approaching, it’s helpful to clear out space

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Particularly this year, people will be spending more time at home in the winter than ever before. Why not spend winter in a place that makes you feel relaxed and happy? A lot of people vow to clean out and keep their homes clean as a New Year’s Resolution. But these resolutions often ring hollow because statistically, only about 25% of people actually stick to them a month later — while less than 10% actually follow through over a longer period of time. If you declutter in December, you’ll be ahead of the game and won’t have to worry about doing a lot of hard work after the holidays.

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