The natural result of an organizing project is often a whole bunch of items set aside to donate.

One thing that stops up clients in this phase of the organizing process is that the donation pile sits at their front door for weeks.  It can be very deflating to be tripping over the donation pile after a particularly productive organizing session (and there’s also the risk that some of those purged items may make their way back into the home).

There are a couple quick and easy solutions.

1) Load your car with the donations immediately after the project
If you aren’t available to take them to the donation spot right then, schedule it in your calendar to do so in the next 48 hours.  If I go this route, I put the donation on my front seat so its presence there will *annoy* me and I’ll be sure to drop it off STAT! 😉

2) Coordinate a donation pickup via one of the following organizations.

2020 UPDATE NOTE – PLEASE CONTACT THESE ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTLY TO DETERMINE ANY UPDATED COVID PROTOCOLS:

Big Brothers Big Sisters
National Kidney Foundation
Salvation Army
United Cerebral Palsy

It’s very easy to schedule a pickup online and *some organizations* even send you an email reminder prior to your scheduled day so you remember to leave the items out.

We have some clients who like to schedule a pickup regularly just because it forces them to continually declutter and generate more donations for these organizations.

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