This week it’s time to take a fresh look at our paintings, prints and frames – those hanging on the walls, sitting on the shelves and taking up space in our cupboards and sheds.
So how do we decide what stays and what goes?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I love it?
- Does it have good memories associated with it?
- Is it proudly on display or catching dust in a cupboard?
- Does it go well with my decor or taste?
- Is it functional and/or in good condition?
- Has it got a home or do you have room for it?
If it isn’t quite that straight forward for you and you have a bit of a collection, revisit the criteria you created during Week 1 of our challenge to assist you in making decisions about these items.
What do I do with the keepers?
Enjoy them, have them out on display. Create a gallery wall if you don’t already have one, or use a picture rail (such as these available at Ikea) so you can change things around whenever inspiration takes you.
When displaying them, don’t forget to leave some “white” space around your paintings and prints so that you can truly appreciate them.
What do I do with the ones that no longer have a purpose for me?
If your items are in good condition, you could sell, swap or donate them. If they are of little to no value or they are no longer functional or damaged beyond repair, donate or recycle what elements you can as appropriate.
- Sell or Swap:
- Swap with your friends or family
- Facebook Marketplace
- Garage Sale
- Sell to a licensed second-hand dealer.
- Donate options:
If the items are broken/damaged beyond repair they are just taking up valuable space in your home and need to go in the bin (recycling whatever you can of course!). Refer to the ACT Government’s Recyclopaedia for a list of items and options for responsible disposal or recycling.
How did you go?
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