As you know, we have been cleaning out. So far this year alone, we have made nine bags / boxes of donations – with more to come. Our library’s book drive is coming up later this month and we have two full boxes of books to donate.
Here is a great article from The Hartford Insurance about decluttering your home when you are downsizing (our in our case just getting rid of stuff).
If you like to donate your items (that are of good quality) and that someone may reuse, think about what organizations in your area are in need of that type of item. For example, cleaning out your linens closet (towels, sheets, blankets, etc. – think animal organizations). Most non-profits have a wish list of items they can use in their website. Don’t forget there are other options, you can sell items and or simple recycle or toss out. My resources page has some listing of organizations that might help you to get this part of your clean out started.
Do you have any organizations that you think would be a good fit for my resources page, let me know.