We’re all bad for hoarding thing in our home, but it can scale from anything as meaningless like letters all the way up to some of the hardcore cases of hoarding. It’s instinctive for us to keep something just in case we need it later on down the line but there’s a point where you need to start throwing out some of these unnecessary letters, broken parts, kitchen tools that never get used, so you can actually make room and make your house look less cluttered.
These items that can easily be disposed of can take up valuable space and one of the main culprits is the collection of cords, chargers and accessories for devices we no longer have any more, along with the devices themselves.
We all seem to have that one drawer that is overflowing with all of this clutter and it’s time to get rid of that electronic clutter.
It should go without saying, that make sure that you keep hold of all cords for devices that you use, you don’t want to have to go and buy a new one! Once you know exactly which devices are still in use and their cables, then place them somewhere you know they’ll be when you next need them. There’s nothing worse than scurrying around trying to find something because someone’s misplaced it, by having them in one place, you know exactly where they are a lot of the time.
Then go through your old devices and decide whether or not some of them are worth keeping for practical reasons; for example, a spare phone and the phone charger just in case your current phone breaks suddenly. If there’s a device that you’re really not going to use, then it’s time to get rid.
Now we know that you just can’t throw electronics away, you should try and take them someplace different. There’s a lot of different places you can go locally who can take any of the electronics and their cables from you. There are recycling centres which can take these electronics from you without any fuss. You can find out your closest one here
If you have any devices that are still completely fine but you just don’t need them anymore, there are places you can take them who will give you money for your device. If not and you’d rather sell them yourselves, well there’s a huge variety of places you can sell now, ranging from Facebook all the way to eBay, but just make sure you take good pictures and give the people who will be buying them as much info about the product as possible, e.g. the condition it’s in, how long you’ve had it, if it’s still useable etc.
Getting rid of these unnecessary electronics is a great way of organising your home and making space which you didn’t even know you had! We’re getting closer and closer to Spring which means that the Spring clean is looming, this clean could be the perfect time to get rid of all of the unnecessary clutter you have in your house and make room for more new, exciting devices.