It’s that time of year! Everyone is getting ready to do their deep spring cleaning, where not only do people clean all areas of their homes, but they clean out their homes too. To keep your home in tip top shape, this is a necessary task to do each year. While you’re cleaning out your home this year, keep note of the items that you can donate, the items you should call about, and the items you cannot donate.
Items You CAN Donate:
- Small appliances
- Dishes, glassware and other kitchen utensils
- Pots and pans
- Accessories: hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, shoes, belts, jewelry, etc.
- Records, CD’s, cassettes, VHS tapes and DVDs
- Linens, blankets, sheets and curtains
- Games and toys
- Knick knacks: mugs, candles, picture frames, ornaments,
- Stuffed animals and dolls
Items You CANNOT Donate:
- Box springs
- Cleaning products
- Household chemicals: paint, drain cleaner, pesticides, etc.
- Personal care products: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razor, curling iron, etc.
- Automotive hazardous waste: tires, batteries, antifreeze, etc.
- Fragrance items
- Recyclables: plastic, cans, glass, etc.
- Plumbing fixtures
- Car seats, walkers or other products that do not meet the current safety standards of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Items You Should Ask About:
- Computer accessories
- Furniture: dressers, tables, chairs, etc.
- Exercise equipment
- Sports equipment
Check with your local donation center for their specific guidelines before taking donations. Each center is different and have different rules about what they can and cannot accept.