5 Places to Donate Home Decluttering

Donating Decluttering And Cleaning Up Wardrobe

Decluttering is a great way to make more storage space and help your home feel more spacious. And February is “Declutter for a Good Cause Month.” But no matter the time of year, decluttering and donating is a great way to feel good and do good. Here are a few places around the home to declutter, along with where you can donate it for a good cause! For tips on how to declutter and make more space around your home, read our article!

Closet & Clothes to Goodwill & Shelters

Whether because of New Year’s resolutions, lots of new clothes, or just a new style, your closets and dressers likely have clothes you can declutter.

There are several great places you can go to donate clothes that are still in decent shape.

  • Goodwill
  • Salvation Army
  • Arc
  • Dress for Success & Career Gear
  • Vietnam Veterans of America

There are only a few items of clothes you shouldn’t donate, other than clothes that are falling apart: anything wet, mildewed, or covered in hazardous materials.

If you have things that normally go in pairs (e.g., shoes, gloves) but can only find one, donate them anyway.

Non-Perishable Food to Local Shelters

There are many local food banks across the US that urgently require restocking of non-perishable items. As you’re cleaning out your pantries, check the expiration date on items you haven’t used.

If they’re still within code, consider donating them to a local food pantry or place of worship. You can find food banks in your area here.

Books to Libraries or Little Libraries

Books that are in decent shape are easy to donate and a great way to support literacy. You can donate them directly to your local library, school, or day care, or even create a little library for your neighborhood. Some libraries will also take educational magazines if they’re in good condition.

Toys to a Number of Places

There are many places that will take toy donations.

  • Charities like Salvation Army and Toys for Tots
  • Police and Fire Stations
  • Hospitals
  • Shelters
  • Day Care Centers

As long as the toys aren’t broken, you can brighten someone’s day with a toy donation.

Another way to declutter old toys is through Nextdoor’s Sell for Good Program. This program allows you to sell items, support a nonprofit of your choice, and receive a potential tax deduction.

Furniture to Charity

Charities such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Arc will gladly accept furniture donations.

Another great place to consider donating old furniture is Habitat for Humanity. They accept not only household furniture but also building supplies and household appliances that are in good working order.

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Do the Right Thing, Like 2-10

At 2-10, one of our values is to always do the right thing. That’s why many of our employees donate their time and talents to local charities every single day.

Whether you’re starting your spring cleaning, are cleaning up for the summer, or want to make space for the holidays, there are so many people who would love and benefit from a donation after you declutter.

Reach out to any of these wonderful charities to help others and give the items you ma no longer need a second life with someone who does need it. It’s the 2-10 Way.

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