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5 creative ways to declutter your home and help Noah’s Ark

The Great British Spring Clean is an annual campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy.

The Great British Spring Clean is an annual campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy. It has one simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches and this year it runs from 2-4 March.

Keep Britain Tidy wants to inspire 400,000 people to get outdoors this weekend (weather permitting!), get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us. You can sign up now via the website to get involved. But what if you’re unable to join in this weekend – how else can you help?

Every day millions of things that could be reused or recycled end up being thrown away. Keep Britain Tidy inspires people to end waste so how about starting at home? Not only can you aim to recycle more home waste but you can also take the opportunity to declutter, get organised and have a good spring clean of your home.

Here are 5 creative ways to declutter your home from Good Housekeeping:

1. Get rid of unused gadgets and gizmos. Noah’s Ark’s charity shop will be delighted to have any electrical items you no longer use.

2. Banish plastic bags. Reusable bags will save you money and space, and are much greener. We have bags for life available in our shop for a donation. Pop in and grab one when you’re next passing.

3. Add extra storage. Put up hooks on doors and on the backs of cupboards or perhaps add some shelves. We have a selection of shelving units or book cases available via our eBay store.

4. Be ruthless with your wardrobe. If it doesn’t fit or you haven’t worn it in a year, recycle! We’d be more than happy to take any unwanted clothes and accessories off your hands.

5. Keep a donation basket handy for unwanted items. Once a week have a look around the house for anything you no longer use or need. When the basket is full, you can donate the items to Noah’s Ark.

The Noah’s Ark charity shop in Barnet accepts a variety of new and pre-loved quality items including men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and accessories, electrical goods, books, CDs and DVDs, as well as small items of furniture. If you have any of these items you’d like to donate we’d be more than welcome to take them off your hands.

So what are you waiting for? Why not do your bit for the environment and reduce your waste starting at home. Those Christmas presents that are still going unused could go towards raising vital funds to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Central and North London and Hertsmere.

Create your own March Milestones – How many rooms will you clear out? How many items will you donate? How many items of clothing can be recycled?

“Waste is everyone’s problem and everyone has a role to play in the solution. The little things we can all do will, together, make a big difference.” – Keep Britain Tidy


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