If you’re planning to declutter your home, you might be at a loss for what to do with all the belongings you no longer use, especially if you’ve lived in the same place for a long time. Those who live in the New York City area should consider supporting these charities that accept donations. Since you can get a tax deduction, donate to a great cause, and clear the clutter from your home, it’s a win-win situation.
Materials for the Arts
This charity provides art supplies to children whose schools do not have budgeted art programs. Items that this group accepts include fabric, sewing supplies, office supplies, picture frames, tools, and musical instruments.
Goodwill of New York and New Jersey
The well-known Goodwill organization accepts gently used clothing and household items. You can also donate used books, DVDs, CDs, luggage, and shoes.
The Bowery Mission
This organization provides clothing for homeless individuals, so it’s a great place to donate items in good shape that you no longer wear. They especially need larger sizes for men and women. Socks and underwear in gently used condition are also accepted.
This organization accepts donations for individuals living with HIV or AIDS who are homeless or in poverty. Accepted items include furniture, books, household items, CDs and DVDs, and home decor. Pick-up is available for furniture donations.
For women who are re-entering the workforce while on public assistance or after a period of unemployment, Bottomless Closet provides office-appropriate attire along. If you have garments, shoes, or accessories in good condition, you can arrange for curbside pickup during the week.
Clothing and textile donations are recycled by this organization to create sustainable clothing. They accept clothing, bedding, linens, belts, shoes, and bags. It’s a great one-step place that allows you to get rid of all the unnecessary items in your closet.
Room to Grow
Baby items can be donated to this non-profit for women in need and their infants, providing support during the child’s first three years of life. Clothes, toys, strollers, and other baby items are welcome donations. Most families end up with so many items that they were expensive at the time but are no longer useful, so this is a great way to make sure those important items get to the children that need them.
Ronald McDonald House New York
This organization provides a place to stay for the families of pediatric cancer patients while they receive treatment in the city. Donation items they accept include electronics, blankets, toys, books, movies, games, and arts and crafts supplies.
Consider Storage Solutions When Decluttering
Even after donating unneeded items to a good cause, you may find yourself still needing extra space without wanting to get rid of possessions you don’t use very often. At Treasure Island Storage, we offer various options to suit your storage needs, including Climate-Controlled Units and 24/7 Security. Check out our locations scattered across NYC to find a unit that best fits your needs or contact TI Storage at (347) 454-7455 to learn more about self-storage solutions.