Have you ever thought of how your decluttering can actually help others? Here's a few ideas that might motivate you to blitz some areas of your home to help others this holiday season.
1. Clear out the pantry- it is the perfect time of year to clear out the pantry. All unopened non perishable food items that you have way too many of or are not going to use- donate. The food banks are in high need this time of year. Collection boxes are at most grocery stores and schools.
2. Outdoor clothing- there are several places including Salvation Army that take outdoor winter clothing this time of year.
3. Toys- tired of cleaning up a million toys? About to add more into your home? I think this is a great time of year to teach kids about passing on items to others. Local shelters, school toy drives or fundraising events, and churches are just a few places that generally accept gently used toys.
4. Clothing & other household items- there are always places looking for these sorts of items to help people. Maybe you know someone sponsoring a refugee family? Local shelters are often very grateful for these sorts of items. Humane Societies often need extra towels. If you belong to a church you can ask if they accept donations.
Recently my eyes were opened to how many people locally need assistance. This is such a simple way to help!
Please contact me if you need help finding places to donate items. I am happy to help.