So you’ve decided to get rid of some clutter. Hooray! There will be so much more room in your home to breathe! But you don’t want to just trash everything and you want to see it go to a good home. We’ve got enough in our landfills, after all.
If you’re looking to recycle something, check Recycle Nation, especially if your neighborhood doesn’t offer recycling pickup. You can search your zip code for whatever material you’d like to recycle (be it paper, plastic, electronics, hazardous materials, and so on) and it will tell you your local options for pickup or drop-off. It’s an amazing free resource and I highly recommend it.
But what if you want to donate things too? First, check to see if it’s damaged. Ask yourself if you’d buy it if you saw it in a store as it is. If the answer is yes and it’s in good condition, here are a few of my favorite places to donate:
For my hands-on organizing clients, I take donations to the nearest drop-off location of my choice, which ends up being one of the above, and give the tax receipt to my clients. This takes one more thing off my clients’ plate and is something they don’t have to worry about after our sessions. I’ll take anything that will fit in my Soul. The Kia one, not the immortal one.