All of us are guilty, at least to some extent of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.
I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up which is more than just a book.
It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.
Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.
I always make it a point to give away things I no longer use. So imagine my delight, when I discovered this store today, (in Bangalore) where you can donate 'gently used stuff'. It is like the charity shops you have abroad. They are all resold to people who need them, and all the stuff in this delightful store is priced between Rs.1/- and Rs.100/- ! How fabulous is that! The store is called Re-Store. It is located at whitefield, and is run by a lovely lady called Devyani, whom I met today. I donated a lot of things from my home--books, toys, hair bands, knick-knacks, etc and they were happily received.
Here are pictures from the store.
|Devyani who runs Re-store. along with a regular customer of Re-store!|
I also met some of the store's customers, who are mostly the villagers of the locality.
They also have a Facebook page.
If you are in Bangalore, do consider donating your stuff to Re-store.
Reduce, Re-use and Recycle. You will be helping Planet Earth.
And many many people, who are not as privileged as you.
Contact Re-store: +919886536240
(Please call them before you go, as it is manned by just one person, and she steps out for lunch and other things. Also Saturdays, they are closed)
ps: Check out my books: http://preeti.io/amazon