MidCoast Council's Re-Imagine Waste decluttering workshop in Gloucester

Does your 'stuff'' spark joy? Take part in a decluttering workshop in autumn.
Does your 'stuff'' spark joy? Take part in a decluttering workshop in autumn.

Learn how to free yourself from clutter by reusing and recycling things in and around our home in the a sustainable way

MidCoast Council’s waste team is continuing to promote the importance of ‘less is more’ through the Re-Imagine Waste initiative, and as part of the program, the team is offering ‘decluttering’ workshops, with one planned for Gloucester, to teach people how to make space in their homes while disposing of excess waste sustainably.

It’s no secret that clutter causes stress but there are plenty of other benefits to clearing out all that ‘stuff’ - you’ll save time and enjoy better health!

A cluttered home wastes time – whether it’s time spent trying to find something or time spent cleaning, decluttering will significantly free up time at home.

And there’s clear health benefits to clearing out the clutter as often the old clothes in the back of the wardrobe or the toys underneath the stairs are home to dust, dirt and even mildew.

However, while it’s important to declutter for your mental and physical health, it’s vital that it’s done mindfully and of course sustainably, which is where the Less Is More workshops come in.

“Re-imagine Waste is all about reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and it’s no longer good enough to fill up a trailer and expect the tip to take on your unwanted items,” council’s Waste Program co-ordinator Amy Hill said.

“While we’ve always appreciated the benefits of decluttering, it’s great to see programs like Tidying Up with Marie Kondo taking it to a much wider audience and hopefully this will spark people to join our upcoming workshops.”

Together with MidWaste, NSW EPA and MidCoast Libraries, council’s waste team is holding a declutter workshop that will show participants how to consume less and therefore waste less, and to reuse and recycle things in and around our homes in the most sustainable way.

While your stuff might not “Spark Joy” anymore, it won’t bring much joy to landfill either so it’s important to learn to declutter in the right way.

The workshops will be held at Gloucester Library on Friday, May 10 from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

For further information and to register for one of the workshops visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au.

MidCoast Council’s waste team is also running their popular Scraps To Soil workshops again this year ensuring they’re helping households to dispose of all kinds of household waste in the most sustainable way.

Find out more about Scraps To Soil by visiting www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/composting.