If you are looking to declutter and reorganise your home then you may find these decluttering links helpful. I also have plenty of decluttering tips and advice you may find useful.
I hope you find these decluttering links useful. Although I take every effort to provide links to useful advice and information that can support your decluttering and home organising project, I’m not responsible for the accuracy of content on any websites I link to.
Clutter and ADHD
ADHD is so highly indicated in people who struggle with clutter. So here is a great link with tips.
These two books offer really helpful advice.
Organizing Solutions for People With ADHD.
Women with Attention Deficit Disorder
Compulsive hoarding (or pathological hoarding or disposophobia) is the excessive acquisition of possessions (and failure to use or discard them), even if the items are worthless, hazardous, or unsanitary. Wikipedia.
Clutterers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with clutter and help each other to recover. https://clutterersanonymous.org
Large items that you need taking away. Some charities sell furniture, so check with your local charity or call:
- Call your local council
- Any Junk
- British Heart Foundation – do free collections – email them via this form and they’ll contact you. Allow 72 hours.
- Gone for Good
- Eco Rubbish clearance
- The Freecycle Network is a grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Here’s a link to London Freecycle groups
- Furniture Re-Use
- Recycle More
Donate to charity
Charities make good revenue from your donations so please click on these declutter links and donate. If you support a charitable cause, think of how much they can make use of your unused items.
I suggest you support your local Mind charity shop or the North London Hospice.
Smalls for all is a specialist charity for good quality used underwear.
Stripey Stork supports children and parents experiencing hardship. They work in partnership with support services such as children’s centres, health visitors and social service agencies. All donations go directly to the families that they support, and each item to someone who specifically needs it. They collect donations of baby equipment, clothes, toys and other baby essentials and check that they meet current UK safety standards.
Yes, everything you no longer need can be recycled or disposed of safely.
- Here’s a link to Recycle for London where you can find your local recycling centre, if you are outside London, contact your local council
- at your local supermarket
Recycle all your old pens here
Sell clothing easily on rethread
You can find a Green Guide to Selling, Donating and Recycling Old Clothing here.
I love books, but if your bookshelves are overloaded maybe it’s time to let some of them go and give yourself some breathing space. Try a Kindle and/or sell on some of those less cherished titles here:
- Any amount of books
- Skoob – will pick up if more than 100 books.
- Primrose Hill Books
- Judd Books
Children’s second-hand books
Donate medical books:
If you have valuable items or just need to earn a bit of extra cash, then here are some ideas for you:
- Car Boot Sales (to sell stuff, not to buy!)
Or if you don’t have time, these guys sell things for you:
Be aware that telling yourself you are going to sell things can be a way of avoiding getting rid of them. Always give yourself a specific deadline for selling things, and if you haven’t sold them by then, it is time for them to go to a charity shop.
Storage is half the solution to clutter, most people just need to find neat storage and to allocate a home for each item. Here is my Pinterest board of off-the-shelf storage solutions.
You can also try these guys:
If you are looking for beautifully-designed, hand-built storage I highly recommend Empatika