When we talk about cleaning out your closet, we often advise our readers to find a second home for their clothing and other accessories.
Today we’ll take our closet cleaning suggestions a step further by offering some suggestions on specific places and organizations where you can donate your unwanted things.
If you’re donating clothing:
Are you looking to donate jewelry? Consider Indigo Rescue, a non-profit that works to end animal abandonment. Since 1999, this group has held jewelry sales to raise money. Those earrings you don’t wear anymore can help give a dog or cat a home.
Share your shoes
Do you have a closet full of shoes you no longer wear? Consider these organizations when you clean out your closet:
Donate wedding dresses and formal clothing
Your wedding dress might be a cherished heirloom. But if – for whatever reason – you’re planning on parting with it, consider donating to Brides Across America, which donates wedding gowns to military or first responder brides.
Donate professional work attire
Help someone land their dream job by donating to these organizations that help men and women living in poverty find self-sufficiency:
Maybe your closet cleaning project has extended into other parts of the house, and now you’re looking to clear some old furniture from your garage or basement.
Organizations like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are usually good drop off points, but you can also consider giving it to ReStore, an arm of Habitat for Humanity. It has branches throughout our region:
If you’re trying to donate books, your local library, thrift shop or Salvation Army branch is a good place to start.
You could also give to one of these organizations that deals solely with books:
Donate food, canned goods, etc.
Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to give the gift of food. There are several local and national organizations that could use your donations:
Your old electronics might come in handy for someone else. Consider giving them to one of these organizations:
For additional resources, see DonateStuff.com, or read these articles from Miss Minimalist and Brad Aronson to find out where else you can donate after you finish your closet cleaning project.
And if you’re looking for further closet organization tips, Closet City can help. Contact us today, and our organization team will get started on finding the best use for all that new space you’ve created.