Overdue To De-Clutter The Closet (Or Whole House)? Don’t miss This Essential Tip!

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We’ve all been there – that moment when you look in your closet or around your house and realize that you just have too much stuff. Clothing that doesn’t fit anymore, or dishes that you haven’t used in years, books that you will probably never read again; the one thing they have in common is that they’re in the way. But nobody wants these perfectly usable things to be heaped in a dump somewhere, and who has time to set up a garage sale?

shutterstock/Carolyn Franks

shutterstock/Carolyn Franks


An innovative new website might just have the answer. DonationTown.org is an innovative nationwide portal that connects donors with local charities that benefit from items such as furniture, clothing, appliances, and more. Imagine finding your local charities online, scheduling a pickup, and seeing that unwanted clutter flutter out of the door and into a new life, all while helping those in need. DonationTown does just that, and only asks for a “like” on Facebook in return.
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Flickr/plantronicsgermany

The website basically acts as messenger, a go-between for people who have things they want to donate and charities looking for donations of goods. The whole process takes less than a minute, and it all happens online. Users put in their information, charities respond via email to schedule a pickup, and viola! De-clutter and donation accomplished. There’s even a section to leave the charity a note about what is being donated; no mysteries for either side, here.

Better still, you’re keeping things out of the landfill. A Yale study released this year indicated that Americans are throwing away more than ever. In 2013 alone, they estimate that for every person, nearly 2,000 pounds were tossed. So much of that happens because people don’t know what to do with the things they don’t need anymore – not because they’re producing that much trash.

And the charities can really use that stuff. Even charities that can’t or don’t directly give the goods we donate to people in need benefit. Many use these donated things to sell in thrift shops that help fund their charitable projects. These thrift shops also make affordable clothing, books, furniture, and more available to those in need to purchase, allowing them to shop with dignity. DonationTown brings it all together in a single site, and it’s growing in popularity. As of this writing, more than 53,000 people have liked the organization’s Facebook page. So go ahead – weed out the stuff that you won’t miss, and get ready to make both your home and your community a better place. DonationTown has a little something for everyone.

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