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 priceless. This year, think of donations before you think of the garbage bin.

About the Author

Katy Korby is the CFO of the Korby Home Team. Her passion is ensuring that our clients have an out-of-this-world experience selling their homes with the Korby Home Team. Katy comes to us with a diverse background and a unique skill set that enhances the client experience. Her attention to detail and care for people make her a wonderful asset to the team. Graduating with a degree in Theater, Katy has performed in numerous plays and most recently starred in a locally produced indie film that is being entered info film festivals around the nation. Katy’s experience in the work world include many positions within the accounting world including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and full-charge accounting. Most recently before joining the Korby Home Team, Katy was the Market Center Administrator for Keller Williams Integrity Realty in Roseville, where she was the full-charge accountant and handled budgeting and forecasting for the company as well as day to day operations and administration of an 80 person real estate office. Katy and her husband have two children, Libby and Calvin, and have lived in Como Park for almost two decades. In 2013, Katy completed the Tough Mudder 10 mile event and is a proud member of the “Finishers” group! For fun, Katy loves reading, photography and gardening and spending time with her family.