Like me, do you feel the need for a pre-Chirstmas sort out?
This is the time of the year I push myself to sort out my house and have a purge. A few years ago, I worked through the Magic of Tidying Up, and I can tell you one thing – you need to keep on top of it.
My family and I have lived in the same house for almost 20 years, and when you don’t move regularly there’s not that huge opportunity to cull.
So, on school holidays, and particularly in November I revisit this. A couple of my aims are to clear a whole bookshelf, one clothes drawer (I have three), and digitalise a filing cabinet drawer.
Here’s some things that can be recycled (not an exhaustive list), but that you can’t put out with your recycle bin:
And paint tins! Both empty and those who some paint in them. I think we have about 20 in the shed.
To find out where you can recycle many of these items have a look at https://recyclingnearyou.com.au and https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU and your local council website.
ps if you're feeling that not just the house, but everything else is getting a bit too much, you may be interested in getting your self care sorted for 2020.
* My aim is for these posts is meant to useful, interesting and/or inspiring. They are not designed to be used for therapy.. If you are experiencing stress please contact your GP or mental health professional.
Kim Ross is a Psychologist and Founder of Positive Young Minds and Essential Self-Care for Psychologists.