Do You Know Where to Donate?

Whether you’re cleaning out your closet or garage, or anywhere in between, the process isn’t complete until you’ve moved your donations out the door. Yet, this is the step where many well-intentioned clutter conquerors get stuck. One major reason is simply not knowing where we can or should donate certain items. The good news is that in most areas, there are many options out there. Just don’t overthink the process – choose what’s most convenient. If you wait until you figure out the absolute best place for each type of item, no one will benefit. You can always do something different next time if you find a new option.

Here are a few common donation resources that accept a variety of common household items. Just be sure to scan the guidelines for each so you’re not donating items they can’t use. There are many others out there – these are just a few ideas to get you started.

Cradles to Crayons – baby/children’s clothing and equipment

Goodwill – clothing and household goods

Savers – clothing and household goods

Vietnam Veterans of America – clothing and household goods – you can even schedule a free pick-up of your donations!

There are also lots of local opportunities to donate items. Keep your eyes open in your own community. Here are 3 of my favorite local spots:

Household Goods – Acton, MA – furniture, beds, household items

Restoration Project – Belmont, MA – clothing and household goods

Sister Thrift – Watertown, Burlington and Framingham, MA – clothing and household goods

Donating your unused items to organizations and people who can use them is one of the greatest benefits and joys of decluttering your space. So get started today – choose the option that works best for you or try different options and spread the love!

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