Spring Cleaning: "100 Reasons to Get Rid of It"


The March/April issue of Blueprint includes a great article entitled "100 Reasons to Get Rid of It." According to the article, 80% of what we own we never use and 1.4 million Americans suffer from chronic hoarding and clutter. We found it inspiring, not just because it made us realize how much clutter we really have, but because our time for spring cleaning is quickly approaching and there are so many other options rather than just throwing something in the trash. The article includes some of our favorites like Swap-O-Rama-Rama, Freecycle, Earth 911, Paperbackswap, Recycline and Peerflix. But they also introduced to several new organizations as well, such as Help 1 Up (furnishes homes for disaster victims), Operation Fairy Dust (sends formalwear to teenage girls who need help getting to the prom), World Computer Exchange (sends computers to more than 50 developing countries) and Youth For Technology (puts scanners, computers and cameras in the hands of deserving, impoverished kids around the world). You can view the full article here. ::Blueprint