Do you have things like markers, crayons, construction paper, glue that you got for a specific purpose, but now you no longer need? I know, you want to hold onto these things for the day you need them again – but, markers dry out, construction paper fades, glue gets gloopy.
You may have kid-variety art supplies around the house from when you had kids (or, kids of the age that used these supplies) or from a project or pastime you were working on.
Donate supplies to your neighbor’s kids, if they’d like the items or see if a local preschool, public school, or afterschool program would be interested in supplies that are in good condition.
If this task doesn’t apply to you: Sort through your pens and pencils to make sure the ink flows in your pens and that there’s lead in the mechanical pencils.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.