If you’re like me, 2018’s distinct “2017 feel” is placing a fair amount of stress on your New Year’s Resolutions. And with the knowledge that 80% of all resolutions fail by the second week of February in a normal year, that can be concerning.
In an attempt to combat the premature demise of our resolutions, we are creating a Facebook group focused on the goal of decluttering and giving back to our community in the process. Every month we’ll suggest areas of the home or office to work on, supply best practices, and discuss what to donate, recycle, or how to reuse the items you’re getting rid of. There might even be a contest or two throughout the year to keep motivation up.
So how does this work exactly? Why should you join us?
When it comes to keeping New Year’s Resolutions and changing behavior as a whole, the road can be tricky. Many of us resolve to make a lot of big changes all at once and quickly get overwhelmed or distracted by everyday life.
But there’s hope! The best way to make long-term changes in our lives is to start small, stay optimistic, and enjoy the journey. That’s exactly what we’re going to do with this Facebook group.
What does this have to do with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul?
“The bread which you do not use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes that you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot…” – St. Basil the Great
Since its inception, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been dedicated to assisting those who need it most in the most respectful way possible. To treat those suffering with kindness, compassion, and dignity and to provide support through basic resources such as food, clothes, furniture, and shelter.
St. Vincent de Paul stores supply some of those essential items (like clothes and household items) to our neighbors in need and through store sales they supply vital funding for our various basic needs assistance programs. Additionally, the idea of thrift is based on reuse, it’s based on responsible consumerism, and it’s based on creative solutions.
By decluttering, donating, and recycling, we are promoting these ideals, supporting our neighbors in need and our community by sharing items that we no longer require, and making our own lives a little bit less stressful.
We hope that you’ll join us on this journey. All that we ask is that you keep us up to date on your progress throughout the year, keep all advice encouraging and kind, and have fun!
You can find our new Facebook group, Redd Up with SVdP 2018, by clicking here!