Dear DeClutterer!

What Papers 2 Save - Donate Ur Bras! - Buy Nothing FB Group

What Am I Most Excited About?

I don't really know which piece of info to start with! Is that I finally found a place to donate still usable bras? Or how I might answer the definitive question: how long do I need to keep certain documents? It may be sharing the pleasure of moving things out and energy in through a hyper-local Facebook group.

Which is your favorite? Which one will have an immediate impact on you, your home and your stuff? Let me know!

Onward! -- Gari

I Support the Girls

After years of wearing bras and raising two women who also wear bras, I was relieved to find an organization that provides homeless women with bras and menstrual hygiene items. I am thrilled to have found I Support the Girls with over 50 donation locations nationwide. Each affiliate takes the bras that you are done with and gives them directly to homeless women. I spoke to Kate Vicente, the Phila Affiliate Volunteer Director and almost wept with joy and wonder!

Not only does Kate receive usable bras from people like you, she also takes them to shelters in the Phila area and offers women "Pampering Days." She and her volunteers bring and apply makeup, nail polish, handbags, scarves and BRAS! Each woman gets 3-4 new-to-them bras. Kate feels called to do this work and is looking for volunteers, so if you are in the Phila area contact her. Read more here.

PAPER! What to Save + For How Long!

The absolute number one thing I encounter when making house calls is PAPER! While I am most interested in getting paper out of your home, I want to give you tips on what you need to save.

Below you will find 3 links from folks who know what is important to keep and for how long. I think Suze Orman breaks it down best, but you might want to take a look at the IRS website for comfort. (Whaaaa?)

What to do with the documents you no longer need to save? Shred, shred, shred. Either at home, at a community shredding event or even Staples.

BUY Nothing Facebook Groups

I love my Buy Nothing Facebook group. It's based on the notion that items that have outlived their use to you may be needed or desired by others. It's also is a platform to offer and receive support such as a ride to a doctor appointment. In my area it's primarily used to transfer stuff from one household to another thereby keeping perfectly usable things out of the landfill or incinerator. For those of you who know me or have attended a workshop, environmental sustainability is a main tenet of the decluttering work I do so each transaction is meaningful.

The Buy Nothing Facebook groups are hyper-local and create community within communities. When you click here to find a group near you, you will be excited to see that your small neighborhood facebook group is a part of a large international movement!

Gari Weilbacher's DeClutter2DeLight!

In the true spirit of interconnection, I know that when your environment is clear, you are freed up to bring your best self to the world in all ways. Visit my website to learn more. You can do this!

I look forward to meeting you soon -- Gari

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