Donation Challenge – Part 4

donationsWe all tend to hold on to things for a variety of reasons, for example, it was a gift, it was passed on to me, it was expensive, etc.  In the end if we don’t use and value the items in our possession there is no valid reason to keep them.  I’ve summarized the items we donated to this worthy cause (H.O.P.E. Program of Boston Children’s Hospital) in the hope that it may motivate you to let go of things, or at the very least prompt you to look at the items in your space from a different perspective.

Summary of Items:

Origin:
Number of items donated that we originally received as a gift:  37
Number of items donated that were originally used by someone else:  18
Number of items donated that were originally purchased by us:  46

Usage:
Number of items donated that were never used by us:  41
Number of items donated that were used within the past five years:  28
Number of items donated that were not used within the past five years:  32

Reason:
Number of items donated that were given to us but we never used:  26
Number of items donated that were intended as gifts but never given:  7
Number of items donated that were purchased by us for our use, but never used:  13
Number of items donated that were used, but are no longer wanted or used:  55

© June 2013, Janine Cavanaugh, Certified Professional Organizer® All rights reserved

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