After several months of being mostly at home, you might have started to notice things in your abode that you no longer need or want. Maybe you just want your space less cluttered or maybe you’re ready to let go of unused stuff. Some factors that might influence your perspective are: your kids have grown up, your job has changed, your body has changed and/or your desire for less has increased. There are several ways to get rid of these unwanted items. Some people hire a professional organizer to help them sort and group piles that need to be donated. Then they contact a charity to schedule a pickup. Some people hire a junk removal company. And some people, despite their desire, get stuck and don’t start the purge project. 

Well, I’m here to help you. As some of you know or may not know, part of my organizing services is to take unwanted items out of your house for donation, free of charge. I decided to add this to my organizing services years ago after seeing bags meant for donation sitting in my clients’ hallways for weeks on end. I knew that leaving the client’s house with less stuff would bring them instant gratification.

 I have donated thousands of items over the years to various organizations. I feel strongly about re-using, recycling and re-purposing other people’s stuff. And it’s important to me that someone actually use an item and get some benefit from it even if it aesthetic appreciation. 

Donating unwanted items also helps charities raise money to help them with their mission. It also helps employ people who work at the resale shops. I drop items off on my own time, but feel it’s worth it. Actually, it is a win-win situation. 

Here is a list of organizations that I have donated my clients’ and my own unwanted items: 

o  Sister Thrift (Metro west Humane Society)  Watertown, MA 

o  Dress for Success  Boston, MA 

o  Goodwill 

o  More Than Words 

o  Salvation Army 

o  Epilepsy Foundation 

o  Carroll School for the Blind Newton, MA 

o  Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History Weston, MA      

o  Savers 

Please let me know if you’d like to work with me to help downsize your possessions. I’m happy to take all your stuff for donation. If you’re not comfortable with working one on one, I can still come and pick up your donation items and drop them off for you. Or give you recommendations on which charities to call based on what you have.