Personally, I love the idea of having my home look like it has come right out of a magazine. However with growing children, gifts from family and friends, parties and occasional retail therapy sessions my home organization can get out of hand. Well, now is as good a time as any to get things under control! Spring is finally in the air and it is a great time to de-clutter your home!
Now if you are anything like me, all the stuff goes in boxes and gets placed in a corner or spot in the garage until I figure out exactly where to drop it all off… which can take weeks… So to help you out here is a list of Charities you can donate to, to give your “stuff” new life.
Canadian Diabetes Association
Clothing, Footwear, Blankets, Pillows, Sleeping bags, Toys, Books, Sports Equipment, Small household items, Cell phones, Computers. The donated articles are sold to Value Village stores and the proceeds support diabetes research, education and services.
Call 1-800-505-5525 or visit diabetes.ca for drop off and pickup
Children’s Books Bank (Toronto)
Gently used Children’s Books for Newborns to Age 12. They give away about 300 books a day to low-income neighbourhoods.
Drop off is at 350 Berkeley St in Toronto
Furniture Bank (Toronto/ Niagara)
Most types of furniture, small appliances, televisions with screens 37 inches or less, bed frames and unstained mattresses. Furniture bank does not steam clean items. The organization’s pickup and delivery service is a social purpose enterprise that employs people with limited job opportunities and helps fund the group’s services. The pickup fee varies, usually starting at $70.
Visit furniturebank.org for more information
Habitat for Humanity (Burlington, Mississauga, Milton)
Windows, Doors, large working appliances such as refrigerators and stoves, kitchen cabnets, sinks, toilets, bathroom vanities, lighting fixtures. Contact the closest Habitat for Humanity.
Goodwill (Locations all over Ontario)
Clothing, accessories, books, records, CDs, toys, sports equipment, dishes and utensils, pots nad pans, lamps, working electronics including MP3s, TVs, DVD players and VCRs. No pickup service. Drop-off at donation centers.
Visit www.goodwill.on.ca to find the nearest one