Most people will agree that clutter is bad. It takes up valuable space in your home, is difficult to clean around, and makes it hard for you to keep organized and find things. Cleaning out your household and clothing clutter can earn you money if you choose to sell it, but that can take time and effort, if you can even find anyone to buy your used coffee mugs. Donating your unused household goods and clothing to a charitable or nonprofit organization can be simple, emotionally satisfying and will help those in need. De-cluttering your house can also help save on taxes if you donate goods to approved charitable organizations. Charitable deductions reduce your total taxable income, thus directly lowering your tax bill. Claiming charitable deductions will take a little bit of extra work, but if you already itemize your taxes, it’s just a matter of keeping receipts and adding the contributions to your Form 1040. for the full story on this topic, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.