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Declutter, Donate and Deduct

Spring cleaning and clearing out clutter can happen any time of the year! It’s an opportunity to refresh and reset your space. It’s been a long year and we can all use a reset. Organizing our spaces can help reduce stress, boost productivity, improve sleep and much more (Fowler, 2017). Where do you start to refresh a space?

Declutter, Donate and Deduct 

Decluttering and editing the items in your space is the first step towards organization! Gently used items you no longer need can be donated to a local non-profit AND you get an added bonus of a tax deduction!

I offer to take a car load of donations with every organizing session. That’s a carload of stuff you no longer need to pick up, step over or sift through. 

Here are some spaces that required decluttering for us to transform the space!

Decluttering is an important first step towards organization so you can fine tune what items belong in a space. Clutter accumulates for all of us over time (even us as organizers!) – gifts that go unused, items you thought you would like but don’t quite work out, hobbies you’ve outgrow, unfinished projects, etc. Start with what’s easy to donate/toss/recycle and making decisions on items will get easier as you get into it.

Decluttering is about making room for what matters most in your space.

Items you no longer need will help out another person through your generous, tax-deductible donation.

At Joyful Spaces, it is our pleasure to help you tackle stressful, overwhelming spaces: home, office, business, garage – we love it all! Whether you need assistance with one room or your entire house, we’re here to help you meet your goals. No judgment, just results.

Our professional organizing services are based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more organizational solutions, be sure to read our other blog posts, and we are always available to meet and consult on a space for you. To learn more, check out


Fowler, P. (2017, September 29). 7 Health Benefits of Getting Organized. Retrieved from

At Joyful Spaces, we provide low-stress organizing sessions in Colorado Springs to help you conquer your clutter, and transform your space to make it creatively efficient, so you can get back to what you actually love!

We know that you want to be an organized person who has it all together.
In order to do that, you need less stress from mess.

The problem is — you're surrounded by clutter, which makes you feel overwhelmed. We believe that getting your space organized shouldn't be so hard.

You shouldn't have to do it alone either!

May 28, 2021

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