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The ugly truth about donating your stuff

OK, you have cleaned out your closet and you have bags and boxes of stuff you are letting go.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

party banners photo-1465060810938-30bbe7c40e76Now what to do with it?  Do you take it to Goodwill or shove it into one of those boxes in the parking lot of your neighborhood grocery store?

I am an advocate of donating your stuff if it is still usable.  If not please don’t donate.  But where?Idea-starwars-james-pond-185593

You have to do some research and follow your own heart or make up your own mind.  Here we have many many many (did I mention Many) options as to where to donate.  If you want to look into some of the charities and be informed when you’re giving back,  you can check out sites like CharityWatch.org to find out how your donation will actually reach people in need.

Everyone is familiar with Goodwill and Salvation Army but did you know many churches have thrift stores?  Also, there is Dressed for Success, Veterans, Althimers, Food banks, CancerCare, habitat for humanity,  Women’s shelters, animal shelters, Big Brother Big Sister, Soles 4 soles … the list goes on.  If there is a cause that pulls your heartstrings you can probably find a way to donate to them.thank you card aaron-burden-211846

You will be helping others and helping yourself.  You can do it!  Don’t let those donations linger in your home or trunk.  Let them go.

Have an amazing day!!  I do love your comments!

Thanks Pamela

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#donate #organize #clutter #payitforward

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

8 thoughts on “The ugly truth about donating your stuff

  1. Now I feel compelled to do research. Can’t I just take it to my local Goodwill? Of course I can. I will not overthink this. This is my mantra about clearing clutter and donating! And this time of year don’t forget the winter clothing drives! I love your tips.

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  2. We have several options to choose from in a nearby city. I love that you also included that the items should be usable….too often people use it as a place to get rid of things they will no longer use because it is not working properly or stained.
    Update on our garage Pamela…..you would not believe the amount of stuff I burned! We are making progress :).

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