Guest Blogger: Helen Ng, Marketing & Communications
One of Oprah’s recommendations in yesterday’s Clean Up Your Messy House Tour episode is to declutter your home by donating unwanted household stuff to charities. I think it is a great idea and wanted to share a valuable local resource with everyone.
Before packing your car with stuff to haul off to a charitable organization, donate smart by checking out the helpful online Donating Auto and Goods section of the Charities Review Council’s Web site at www.SmartGivers.org. You can narrow searches by the type of item to donate, pick-up or drop-off availability and geographic location. This way, you can be sure of which charity accepts what items and not waste time and gas unnecessarily.
Please keep in mind that charities need goods, not trash therefore donate items that are in good and useable condition. Otherwise, charities will have to spend precious resources in trash removal of unusable donated items, money that would otherwise be spent on programs and services.