Value Village® is introducing the next wave of decluttering: a way to get organized and do good for the planet while embracing your unique style
TORONTO, April 25, 2019 /CNW/ -- This spring-cleaning season, Value Village® is introducing the next wave of decluttering: the one that works for you. It's not about being perfect or pristine – it's about decluttering your home and closets responsibly in a way that's uniquely you. In collaboration with Orlando Soria, interior design expert and a self-proclaimed, "King of Decluttering," the Value Village® Neat-ish declutter movement is designed to make the experience accessible, responsible and, most importantly, fun!
"As an interior designer, I'm no stranger to decluttering, but trying to be perfect can be overwhelming and strip away a home's unique style and personality," said Soria. "With the Neat-ish movement, we want you to feel supported, not more stressed out. Because no matter your decorating style, your house should represent you."
Rather than following a strict step-by-step guide, Value Village® and Soria have crafted guiding Neat-isms to help spring cleaners embrace an original, eco-friendly way to declutter – an up-to-you approach that embraces the mess before the magic.
"The Neat-isms don't just offer guidance on how to declutter, they also show how you can do it responsibly by giving your unwanted items a second life," said Soria. "It's crazy to me that every second in North America, one garbage truck's worth of textiles is discarded. Donating your previously loved items to a nonprofit at Value Village® is an easy way to keep them out of the landfill, and leave you feeling great about the good your items are doing for your community and the planet."
To read more about Soria's take on Neat-ish and the Neat-isms, read his blog post here.
The Value Village® Neat-isms
Put the "u" in declutter.
There's no one "right" way to declutter (except responsibly!). We want you to do you and organize your way. Bid goodbye to rigid 10-book limits and fold your t-shirts however you see fit. After all, we want your house to still feel like your home – just a little more neat-ish.
Have fun decluttering!
The decluttering process doesn't have to be stressful – it can be fun and environmentally friendly! Find ways to chill out and enjoy the process:
- Invite your friends over
- Turn your bedroom into a "keep or donate" runway
- Pop on your favourite playlist on the way to dropping off your items
Make reuse a ritual.
Make organizing your own repeatable ritual, and it will get easier:
- One In, One Out. For every new item that comes in your home, consider parting with another.
- Find Your Time. Whether it's once a month or twice a year, find a decluttering cadence that works for you.
- Set a Reminder. Stay on track of decluttering by setting up a recurring notification on your phone.
Always declutter responsibly.
For good clutter karma. Donate your items to a nonprofit organization at Value Village® and keep reusable goods out of landfills. Some people will want to take advantage of these easy steps to prep their used items for an extended life:
- Let's Wrap This Up. Protect your previously-loved items by wrapping fragile pieces in old newspapers or towels for safe transporting.
- Happy Coupling. Rubber band or connect paired items to each other—think shoes, gloves, earrings and more.
- A Clean Break. Send your used items out into the world in great shape. Pre-wash and dry your items before giving them away.
For others, getting your goods in bags is all you have time for. That's fine, too! The important thing is that you're giving your goodbye pile a second chance.
For more information on the Value Village® Neat-isms or to set up an interview with Orlando Soria, please reach out to Sara Gaugl ([email protected]), Director of Marketing and Communications at Value Village®.
ABOUT VALUE VILLAGE®
At Value Village®, we believe good style is more than how you put together your closet and home – it's being able to do good while looking good – for yourself, your neighborhood and your planet. As a for-profit, purpose-driven retailer, the Value Village® family of thrift stores provide a wide selection of must-have secondhand clothing, accessories and household goods at an affordable price and keeps more than 700 million pounds of reusable goods from reaching landfills each year. Learn more at www.Value Village.com and join the #Neatish or #RethinkReuse conversation.
Shopping at Value Village® stores does not directly benefit any nonprofit. For more information go to valuevillage.com/donate.
SOURCE Value Village
For further information: Caroline Murphy, Edelman for Value Village®, (416) 849-3387 or [email protected], https://www.valuevillage.com