Clean Out and Donate: Bless Someone With Your Old Stuff!

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It is time to clean out closets and get organized! Donate your old stuff to organizations who can distribute it to those who need it the most and bless someone in the process.

A big thank you to Woman’s Day Magazine, December 2013, for many of these ideas. Do you know of any other organizations and charities to include in this list? Share them on the More with Less Today Facebook wall here.

Donate gently used office clothes to so that disadvantaged women can dress for success at a job interview.

Burlington Coat Factory – donate an old coat- get 10% discount. Bring the gently warm coat to the customer service desk now through January 20, 2014. Hats, mittens and gloves will also be accepted. Find your closest Burlington Coat Factory store here.

One Warm Coat –  Every item donated stays within your community. Find a local drop-off spot at their website here.

Share Your Soles– accepts all types of gently used or new shoes. Snow boots are in demand. You can mail in your boots and shoes and they will be hand -delivered by volunteers. Get more information from their website here.

Hats 4 the Homeless –  Donate your hats and other winter gear to churches, soup kitchens, shelters and veterans’ hospitals in the New York and New Jersey area. You can send them your items. Get more information from their website here.

Scarves with a Purpose  for handmade scarves. This organization collects your handmade scarves and attaches a note before delivering them to low-income schools, homeless shelters and other groups who request them. Get more information on their website here.

Donate that old guitar – gets guitars into schools in the US where budget cuts have affected music programs.

Sometimes it makes it easier to let go of things when we know that someone else will benefit! I can be a bit of a hoarder, but it always feels good when I purge and donate. I am organizing and purging like I am on a bender these last few days. I told my husband, “I want to live like we are moving”. The last time we did move, we had a ridiculous amount of things, many that we have never touched in 4 years. How about you? Is it easy for you to get rid of things you are not using? I would love to hear your story over on the More with Less Today Facebook wall.

Want more inspiration for getting organized in the new year? One of my most popular boards on Pinterest is called Organize the Chaos, Master the Mess., I invite you to stop by for some “pinspiration”. I would love to share your Pinterest tips too!

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