Utility Score Approach for Decluttering, Donating

Great way to think about stuff.

You know, decluttering.

When then “Would You Miss It?” rule doesn’t really work, and the “Take a Picture” method doesn’t really apply, use the Utility Score approach.

On a scale of 1-10, how valuable is the thing in question to you at this very moment? Then, on a scale of 1-10, how valuable is that thing to someone else at this very moment?

If the value is greater to someone, give it away immediately.

Today, I can finally give away my old AV receiver that’s been sitting in a closet for months.

For those keeping score, that’s probably a net 9. Value of 10 for them, value of 1 for me.