You probably already know it, but free things are hard to turn down. They don’t cost money, so it often seems silly not to take them. Getting items we need for free from friends can be great, because it helps keep expenses under control.
But “free” can also be a clutter trap. Without money as a deterrent against acquiring an item, these items can sneak into our homes unnoticed, adding to the clutter. As you wrap up the second week of the Declutter Challenge, keep an eye out for freebies. Evaluate them based on a different kind of cost: Is it worth the space it will consume? Is it worth the effort to care for it? If this weren’t free, would I buy it?
If the answer to any of those questions is ‘No,’ then there is a better home for that item than yours.
For today’s challenge, look around for freebies in your house. Did you really want that item in the first place? Would you have taken it if it had cost you money? Try to find five freebies to declutter today.