The hardest part, after finding the motivation to clear the clutter, is to find a place for all the clutter that isn't the trash can. Here a few links to either give away or sell your unwanted items. Sometimes it takes a little work to find a good home for your items but chances are someone needs what you have to offer. The time it takes to do this serves as a good reminder when at the checkout counter. If the item doesn't fit your basic needs, there is no reason to bring it home.
MOST ANY ITEM
The Green Sheet
BOOKS | MOVIES | CD's | MAGAZINES
Half Price Books
CLOTHING & SHOE SPECIFIC
Nike Shoe Recycling - they use any athletic shoe for playground surfaces
MISCELLANEOUS & LOCAL
Homeless Shelters - linens
Animal Shelters - toys, bedding, unopened food
These groups can always use extra supplies, especially because most of them have a tight budget. Don't just drop off the items, call and ask for the art or program director.
Schools: art teachers
after school programs
Churches: Sunday Schools
Vacation Bible Schools
Other Not-for-Profit Groups: YMCA
Boys & Girls Clubs
City Parks & Recs departments
Where else do you take your unwanted items?
***NOTE - some things like cell phones, batteries, old paint, etc. can't be reused. Either recycle them or educate yourself on how to properly dispose of them with the least amount of damage possible. ***