Good morning and welcome to Day 9 of 31 Days of Resolutions!
I have this box in my garage that I am addicted to putting stuff in. It’s a donation/garage sale box and I absolutely love putting things in it. There’s just something about removing unused items from my house that makes me feel refreshed. But here’s the problem- that box will sit there for months without being emptied. Once I do finally put everything in bags to donate they sit in my car for another month waiting for me to remember to take them!
For some of you the hardest part about today will be filling the bags, for some of you it will be actually donating those items off today. But I want to encourage you that it is worth it to really try to see this one through!
There’s a few really awesome things that will happen today if you fully keep this resolution:
- You will have helped those in need. Pick your favorite charity and know that those things you donated will either go directly to those in need or will be sold/re-purposed to help those who need help.
- Your home will be less cluttered. Unworn clothing, decorations you don’t display anymore, kitchen appliances you don’t ever use- they’re all just taking up space! Give them up and you’ll find that your home will feel more like a sanctuary and less like a storage unit.
- Your car will be less cluttered. This is something we’re always hoping for, right? Load up those items and then get them out of your car today! Don’t drag them around with you until it’s convenient or until you get around to it- prove to yourself that when you set your mind to do something you do it right away.
- Your kids will see what you’re doing. I don’t know any parent who doesn’t want their child to care about and to serve those less fortunate than themselves. By gathering up and donating these items you’re showing your kids that this is a priority for you and that it’s a behavior to be learned from.
Also, if you haven’t signed up for daily email reminders it’s not too late! You’ll get one email each morning with the day’s resolution and a little inspiration to get you going! Plus you’ll get a free printable with each day’s resolution all planned out for you!