Whenever you plan to upgrade your lawn mower or weed whacker, consider donating your good quality old tools...Contact the local women's shelter, homeless shelter, halfway house or residential homes for troubled youth or mentally/physically challenged to ask if they accept these types of donations...Sometimes these places will have to maintain their yards/landscapes themselves...Please make sure that the… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on April 1, 2011 at 9:00am —
Do you have room in your garage to park your vehicle(s) or do use your garage for storage?...If it's disorganized and a catchall for everything from extra household furniture, sports equipment, lawn and garden tools, snow shovels, kids toys, etc, it's time to take control...Open the garage door (yes, the neighbors will see the mess!) and use the driveway/lawn to group like items together...If you find… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on March 19, 2011 at 9:00am —
When you're cleaning/organizing your home, do you find items that you no longer need that can be donated?...If you do, set up a "temporary" home for these items (a box/plastic bin will do) until you can get to the thrift store/Goodwill to donate them...Keep the "temporary" home as close to your entry door as possible, as a reminder.
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on March 18, 2011 at 9:00am —
We are coming up to that time of the year to rotate your seasonal clothing...Now as for the clothing you have not worn this season, it's time to donate them...If you didn't wear it this season, chances are you won't wear it next year...It's time to let it go.
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on March 16, 2011 at 9:00am —
When you are cleaning/de-cluttering, go through your bookcases...Are there books that you won't ever read again?...Or projects/crafts/recipes in the books that you own that you haven't tried that are waiting for "someday"?...If those books have been sitting on your shelves for longer than two years and you haven't looked at them, donate them, re-gift them or… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on March 9, 2011 at 9:00am —
Are you cleaning out the attic/basement, part 2?...Have you found any old, unused crutches, canes or walkers?...Contact your local VA (Veterans Adminstration) Hospital/office, a physical therapy office, or a nursing home to ask if they accept these types of donations...You can check with your local high school about the crutches since student athletes sometimes have sport related injuries...If you are looking for… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on March 7, 2011 at 9:00am —
Are you cleaning out the attic/basement?...Have you found any musical instruments that you/your kids are no longer using?...Call your local high school to ask if they will accept the instrument as a donation or if you have a symphony orchestra in your city, contact them...Sometimes the symphony orchestra musicians teach music on the side or know of groups who work with underprivileged and musically talented… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on March 6, 2011 at 9:00am —
Are you cleaning out your closets?...Did you find any formal wear that you (or your daughter) have no need for?...Why not donate your/their formal wear (prom/special occasion/bridesmaid dresses)?...Check out this website www.donatemydress.org to find a local dress drive organization...The website states that it "encourages girls to donate their prom… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on March 5, 2011 at 9:00am —
If someone in your family is getting any type of electronic gifts this year (cell phones, computer, games, etc), please don't forget to recycle/donate the old ones, especially cell phones, to organizations who refurbish these items for people in need...Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on December 16, 2010 at 9:00am —
Instead of going all out for that BIG Christmas/holiday party that your business is well known for every year, why not gather business clients, employees, friends and donate your time at the local food bank or shelter giving an afternoon of service to the community...And about the money that you would have spent for your BIG bash, take that with you and donate it in person.
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on November 22, 2010 at 9:00am —