I’m trying a new weekly post focused on wellbeing. Wellbeing is the combination of your emotional, physical, and spiritual health, but from your perspective. Your personal outlook on your overall health and happiness has a significant impact on your life.
This morning I got to work from home curled up in my blanket with my slippers on because two very nice men were coming to pick up my old couch.
Let me back up a bit. When I moved into my new apartment I had a ton of stuff that I had in storage, and as I unpacked, decided in no longer needed, no longer wanted, or both. One of those items was a really nice sleeper sofa that I had replaced in my living room with a new couch.
That’s the now 6 month old couch. I’m still in love!
For several months I tried to decide what to do with the old couch. It overwhelmed my living room, and made my apartment overall feel smaller, so I knew I needed to get rid of it. But couldn’t decide whether I wanted to use Craigslist to try to sell it, or to donate it.
Last weekend, while I was reorganizing my life and getting everything where it should be, I found out that the local Habitat for Humanity did pick ups and either used the furniture in houses that were being built and furnished or sold to raise money for other things they needed. I decided this was the perfect way to rid my apartment of this still great couch, while helping someone in need.
Did you know that most cities and towns have several organizations that will come to your house to pick up items for donation!? Goodwill, the Salvation Army, the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and Habitat, to name just a few, will all set up time and in just a few minutes, you’ll have done something good without having to load up a truck and drive to a donation center.
Do you regularly donate used goods to charities rather than sell or discard them?
Do you have a favorite local organization that you work with or donate to?
Do you like the idea of my Wellbeing Wednesday posts? Any ideas for future posts you’d like to see?