When it comes time to getting rid of your stuff, there are many resources where you can donate, recycle or sell items when you are decluttering. Only trash what is truly trash – avoid the landfills!
Donate, Donate, Donate! (get a receipt and save on your taxes)
- Women’s shelters (ie. Laurel House) – accepts clothing & household Items
- Cradle to Crayons (Conshohocken) – accepts a wide range of goods that are used by children from infants to age 12
- General thrift stores, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Purple Heart, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store for clothing & household items
- Running Sneakers: Valley Forge Running Company (Collegeville) – 610-489-8090
- Books: libraries, schools, daycares, pre-schools, thrift shops
- Paint: High School Art Departments, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
- Cell Phones: Women’s Shelters
- Towels, blankets, pillows: Humane Society, Animal Rescues, Animal Grooming & Boarding places
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!
- Check with your county website for the most current recycling guide & events. This is the best place to look. Local events will be listed throughout the year. The major ones tend to have the same timing each year.
- Eye Glasses: Lions Club (used glasses & unused contacts); some local libraries will have a “drop off” box for the Lions Club
- Post on FreeCycle
- Electronics and Appliances Recycling at Best Buy
- Local Consignment Shops, Plato’s Closets (Paoli, Exton)
- Apps & Sites: Ebay, Gone (best for electronics), OfferUp, Vinted (best for clothes), Tradesy (best for Designer Bags & Accessories), Chairish (best for Vintage or Antique furniture), Craigslist, Wallapop, and Letgo. Apps popularity comes and goes so when it comes time, do your research for what’s in or not.
- Facebook Yard Sale sites
- Play it Again Sports for sporting equipment