donating

Charities That Will Pick Up Your Stuff

When I work with clients who want to shed their unwanted possessions, they are delighted at the idea of donating their stuff to charity.  They are less enthusiastic, however, at the idea of having to shlep their stuff to make that happen. That’s why I’m always delighted to learn of charities that will come to your home to pick up your donatable items.  Here are two that I’ve recently learned about.

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In With The New, Out With The Old

As you open up your holiday presents this month and think about how much fun you are going to have with your new stuff, give a thought or two to your old stuff.  Are there CDs, DVDs, video games, software, or books that no longer hold your interest now that you have new ones? Think about donating them to the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS).

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Drop Before You Shop

Getting new stuff is fun.  We all love having something new, whether it is something to wear, read, display, or play with. Unfortunately, getting new stuff can lead to an excess of clutter.  The diagnosis I give most of my clients is that they have TOO MUCH STUFF! Before you go shopping, make a list of what you plan to buy.  Having a list will keep you focused and will reduce the chance that you bring home items you had…

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