An exit strategy is having a designated area where items are put so they can easily leave the home. Their end destination may be the op shop, a friend or a local fair.
Why have an exit strategy?
- We often bring items into our homes without considering how items leave. If more is coming in than going out, we will have a “constipated” home. Yes you’re right, it will feel uncomfortable.
- Having an exit strategy enables everyone in the home to easily place unwanted items in a designated area. Without an exit strategy and a clear idea of where to put unwanted items, “dumping” will occur.
Benefits of an exit strategy.
- Allows for a continuous cycle of letting go.
- You don’t have to go looking for those items to be donated. They are all already waiting for you.
- Answers the question “Where do I put it?”
- Stops us from putting items back we don’t like or want. This often happens in the wardrobe. Now you can put it directly into your exit zone.
- It’s a one stop space.
So how do we set up an exit strategy?
Choose a space. It may be a cupboard, a strategically placed tub or box or even a bag on a hook. When full, it’s time to drop it into a donation bin or deliver to an Op shop. It’s that easy.
If you would like help to implement an exit strategy in your home, please contact me. I’m always happy to listen, chat and discuss your needs.