Declutter and DONATE!

New year, new you!

That’s how many of us feel, anyway. The new year provides an opportunity to kick off new ideas, projects, and initiatives. After a rush of holiday entertaining and gifting, what better time of year to clean and declutter?

Along with decluttering comes the possibility of donating those gently-used goods that you don’t need any longer. Whether it’s clothing, kitchen goods, small electronics, or any variety of things, there may be an organization out there who can give a new life to those items.

donation-box-1Donate, don’t waste

Here in the Twin Cities, we love working with HeroSearch.org. This non-profit maintains a searchable database of charities and their needs. Have extra clothing? You can search for who needs it most. Want to find a place to send your old books? The database will let you know who’s looking for books.

Being able to clear out the closets and move out goods is a gift in itself, but knowing that you’ve contributed something to the lives of others is truly priceless. This year, when you tidy up and declutter, think of donations before you think of the garbage bin.

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