Tuesday, March 16, 2010

clean up and help out

many of us are starting to get into that "spring cleaning" mode...i wanted to share with you what i have only recently discovered;  donate the items you are clearing out!  clothing, household items, shoes, small electronics, baby gear, books...you name it, they probably take it(although, be sure that you do look at their "can not accept" list).

in february we donated to the united war veterans counsil.

and just yesterday we made a donation to the lupus foundation of america

its simple!  most organizations have websites where the pick ups can be scheduled, or you can give them a jingle...you don't even have to be home @ the time of the pick up! 

here are a couple more to check out:
salvation army

you can also do a google search...i used "donation pick up service"

today, david and i will hit the bins @ the grocery store to finally drop off the last of all the out grown clothes!!!

i know that alot of us are struggling in this economy.  i feel really good about being able to help a family that may be worse off than mine.

...for some reason the button isn't showing up on my page...so...go on over to hope studios for her tutorial tuesday linky party!!  go ahead...teach her something--anything!!


  1. I've some some clothes to donate.Thanks for this post! Hve a great day!

  2. I think the best part of this plan - is that you are TOTALLY off the hook for having a garge sale. Save yourself the torture and just dontate! Great idea!

  3. I love donating my old stuff mainly because I love going through Good Will stores and finding great things that others donated. Good for you with your spring cleaning! And especially for helping people out with donations, that is awesome.

  4. The best part is also having room in the closet for new clothes!!

  5. wow, thanks for the great ideas. Ive got a load of things I can donate!! :) xoxo LA

  6. I'm a big believer in donating...especially since I love to pick up things others donate ;-)

  7. I fixed the button - eek sorry! I love the ease of having them pick up. It's a great habit to get into donating instead of throwing away!

  8. Good information, thanks! I usually donate to GW or Salvation Army but I like to donate where they actually just give things to the people in need instead of charging them for it!
    Thanks again, Theresa

  9. Thanks for the tips! I'm constantly looking for ways to give stuff away! I have had great luck with listing items for FREE on Craigs List too!