Reducing clutter to help the environment

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As a professional organizer, Kim Schlichting of Live Simply with Kim explains ways to declutter our homes. But the idea of living simply, can actually go hand-in-hand with our sustainability goals.

“When we take the time to de-clutter, it gives us the chance to look at what are we consuming, what are we spending our money and energy on? That can lead to more thoughtful and mindful ways to be more earth-friendly,” Kim explains this also starts with intentional changes.

With future purchases- consider quality over quantity. Can you rent, borrow, or find an option that’s pre-owned?

And when it comes to getting rid of things, there are many options other than the landfill. Can you donate, recycle, or repair it? Kim suggests even looking to see if you can get cash for items that are clutter to you.