#ygkChallenge: Get Rid of It!

ygkchallenge, purge, donate, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Purge. It’s a new year and you probably just got a whole bunch of stuff over the holidays – some things that you don’t really need and some things that replace other things that you no longer use. What better time for a clean slate? If you’re like me, there are probably many items taking up space that could go to far better use in someone else’s hands. So, this week, take some time to assess what you see around you in your home. They say that if an item doesn’t fill you with joy (and I don’t think this applies to necessities like vacuum cleaners and irons!) then you should let it go. I know, it’s easier said than done, but what I’ve learned from purging is that usually, once the item is out of sight, it’s out of mind. There are plenty of places that will gladly take your gently used items – Diabetes Canada, The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, Kingston Interval House, Dawn House Women’s Shelter and Kingston Youth Shelter, to name a few. So, roll up your sleeves and tackle that closet or pile – start small and you’ll be amazed to see a big difference in a matter of a few days or weeks.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Eric Mueller.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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