Giving Back: Not everything needs to go in the trash

Anytime you’re cleaning, decluttering, or downsizing your space, you are bound to find a lot of things you don’t want or need anymore. Therefore, it’s essential to be strict with yourself and only keep what you need and love the most. This doesn’t mean, however, that everything you discard needs to be destined for the trash.

Getting rid of all the things you no longer need or use is the perfect opportunity to give back to your community. Donating these belongings is an easy way to start and can be incredibly rewarding.

We encourage our clients and patrons to create trash and donation piles with everything you don’t need. However, remember that not everything you may consider trash has to be thrown away; after all, something may be useless to you but beneficial to someone else.

Here is a picture of our client from Bayville, NJ that donated 11 bags of clothes to Goodwill

What we consider trash at Let Us Organize It is things that fall into a few categories:

  • Unnecessary papers/paper products that don’t contain important information. Important papers should be shredded.

  • Boxes that are falling apart

  • Anything broke beyond repair

Anything that doesn’t fit in this category can likely be donated. This includes:

  • Clothes you no longer wear

  • Toys you no longer use

  • Linens and furniture you don’t need anymore

  • Appliances and decorations

  • Books

  • CDs

  • DVDs

  • VHS tapes

  • Cassettes

  • Vinyl records

  • Old technology

  • Anything else you think could be of use!

While it may take some digging, there is always a place you can bring these things.

If you aren’t sure where you may be able to donate items, we strongly suggest looking online for the following:

  • Shelters or thrift stores donate a portion of their proceeds to charity.

  • Your local Salvation Army center

  • Your nearest Goodwill accepting contributions

  • Habitat for Humanity stores (They accept furniture, appliances, decorations, and sometimes clothes)

  • Half Price Books (You can sell books, CDs, DVDs, and other media here!)

A photo of donations from our client in West Grove, PA

We hope these suggestions help you to use your excess clutter to give back to your community! However, if you still find yourself unable to decide what to throw away vs. give away and what to keep, we are more than happy to provide our services!

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