The Baer Minimalist: You’ve Tidied…Now What?!

The Baer Minimalist You've Tidied...Now What?!

by Maria Baer

For many of us, spring signifies a fresh start! We set to surveying our belongings, decluttering items, re-organizing what is left and finally figuring out what to do with all that unused stuff.

As a professional organizer, I find clients struggle with getting rid of items because they feel a sense of guilt – maybe you spent too much money and never used it, it was a gift from a loved one, or carries special memories for your family. The following options may help ease the burden of letting those items go.


There are many organizations throughout the Indianapolis area where your items can be placed directly in the hands of someone in need. Hop on over to and download the Indianapolis Donation Guide (available on the home page).


There are consignment shops around town dedicated to women’s, men’s, and kids clothing along with housewares. Be picky about what you try to sell as it can be more trouble than it is worth

The Baer Minimalist: You’ve Tidied…Now What?!


For those items that have been passed down throughout the years, I suggest taking photos of the heirloom. Pull these photos together into a photobook and share the story behind the item next to the image. Imagine how special it would be to have a coffee table book filled with a history of your family and the items that meant most, while freeing your home of clutter.

If you need help elevating your home into organized bliss, contact The Baer Minimalist at 317-294-8409. For organization tips and inspiration, follow @thebaerminimalist on Instagram and Facebook.