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How to Donate Items This Spring

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Our Company

Looking to spring clean your home? If you’re thinking about starting a decluttering project this season, think twice before throwing out your unwanted things. Just because you no longer need an item—the coat that’s been sitting at the back of the closet for years, the bicycle that’s taking up space in the garage, or the chair in the basement that no one sits on anymore—doesn’t mean you should you toss it away. Donating will not only keep your household items out of landfill, but it will also help give them a new home to people (or animals) in need.

If you’re planning on donating to a local charity, here are a few easy suggestions to help make your spring cleaning project a success.

Collect Your Stuff

Go from room to room, gathering up the things you no longer want. For the most part, donation centres will accept a wide variety of items, including furniture, clothing, blankets, electrical equipment, books, and musical instruments—pretty much anything you can think of. There is a big need for people who are struggling in the community, and many of your items will help make a difference.

Don’t Donate Trash to Charities

When you are in the middle of the decluttering process—working hard to get rid of as much stuff from your home as possible—there is a chance you may unintentionally pass along your junk to someone else. Before you donate your belongings, take the time to check if they are in good condition. Items that don’t work properly, have missing parts, or are ripped, torn, or stained should be disposed of, not given away to charity.

Choose the Appropriate Charity

While decluttering your home, it is a good idea to try to figure out which items to donate to which organizations. There are a wide variety of places that will accept donations—hospitals, churches, schools, animal shelters, daycare centres, and thrift stores. For large amounts of household items, places like the Salvation Army is a good place to drop off your unwanted things all at once.If you have the time, you canseparate items and send them to various locations where they will be most appreciated.

Donating your unwanted items to charities is helpful to you, your community, and the environment. Following these easy steps will help make the decluttering process much more enjoyable.

Don’t Have The Time to Haul Your Items Away?

At 604-Trash-It, we go to great lengths to ensure your unwanted items don’t end up in landfills.

Our skilled team of junk removal specialists will remove, recycle, and donate your items to charities whenever possible.

For worry-free junk removal services, Contact us today!

 

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