Day 6 - Where to Donate, Recycle, and Sell

This is a post in my 30 Days of Minimalism series.

Okay, so you're decluttering the house and accumulating bags & boxes of stuff you want to get rid what should you do with it? Below I've compiled a list of resources for you to utilize when trying to decide what to do with the stuff you want to get rid of. 

First off, you have to decide if you're going to trash it, sell it, donate it, or recycle it. Gather a couple boxes or bags while you're cleaning/decluttering & label them "sell" "donate" etc. Distribute as needed and when you're done - consult this list! (I've listed some places in parenthesis as examples of places that are in my area.) Don't fret if you're unsure of what to do with something - sort out everything else and leave it until later if it's really bugging you.

Places to Sell Items:
- Facebook yard sale groups
- eBay
- Craigslist
- Consignment or thrift shops (like Plato's Closet, Once Upon a Child, Repeat Boutique, etc.)
- Newspaper classifieds
- Flea markets or rummage/garage/yard sale

Places to Donate:
- Children's after-school/summer programs (like 14th & Chestnut Community Center)
- Family crisis centers or women's shelters (one local to me is called CODA - Council on Domestic Abuse)
- Catholic Charities (local to me is Bethany House)

Places to Recycle:
- EcoPoint (Indiana-specific)
- What is Recyclable? (this is specific to Indiana but if you Google your state and recycling something similar should come up)

1 comment :

  1. About a year ago my family and I downsized to a smaller home and after going through and organizing we just had too much stuff. I had some antiques that were handed down to me and a laptop that I no longer needed. I didn't have the time to do a yard sale or list the itmes, so I decided to donate. I found to be a reputable charity that is 501(c)3 certified with the IRS. They are trained to handle a variety of donations so I felt very comfortable with their organization. They handled everything professionally and in a timely manner. After all said and done I felt good about donating to this charity because my donations went to help others in need plus I received a tax deduction.


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