Having a charity bag is a great way to keep organised. When you no longer want an item just pop it in the charity bag – I have this hanging in the hallway that way I’m more likely to remember to actually take it to a charity shop as all I need to do is unhook it and drop it off whilst I’m out.
It’s a great idea to have one of these when you’ve got children as items such as toys and games, clothes and shoes are grown out of so quickly and it’s nice to be able to pass them on to be reused rather than thrown away.
Having a charity bag readily available and easily accessible just means that we tend not to hoard things or put things in little piles to be dealt with at a later date. The charity bag has changed my ‘put it in the loft just in case’ approach as I just deal with things immediately. Way better than spending days sorting though years of clutter in the loft!
You can pick up these Cath Kidston bags really quite cheaply on eBay which is where these are from, or if you’re more of the crafty type and good with a sewing machine you could run up your own bag.
I have no sewing skills whatsoever and so I bought my bags but there’s a great tutorial over on Little White Cottage for this drawstring bag which would look just great as a charity bag. Really simple to follow instructions, with diagrams for every stage of the project. I can’t help but think I need lots of dotty drawstring bags in my life! They’d be great for hiding away all sorts of things like plastic carrier bags, pegs, little odds and ends. I love them!
If you love home organisation you might also love our clutter baskets.