In January we like to start fresh with storing last years papers and replace them with new empty filing systems. We like to make new spaces on our book shelves and in drawers, donate clothes, toys and old equipment to bring to our favored charities. A easy way is to go through the different rooms, take first the items from shelves and out of drawers and clean them. Go through the piles and sort them out in 3 categories.
The box going to the charities: make a running list, including description of the items and approximate value. Staple the list to the receipt and file with your current-year tax records.
Use 3 boxes or bags:
1 box for giving to charity,
1 box for garbage
1 box to keep