Donation Centers: Make a Contribution and Declutter Your Life!

By: Ken Cross | November 25, 2012

A few times throughout the year I make it a point to do a hard scan through not only my wardrobe, but my entire house. Any given garment, accessory, or household item that hasn’t been worn or used in the last year, or sometimes ever, is headed straight for the “give it away” pile to go directly to a donation center. Each time I do this, without fail, I’m amazed at how many things I have spent money on that go unused and unworn.

Instead of getting frustrated with myself at all of the unnecessary purchases I have made in the past, I like to think that someone else out there may benefit greatly from my occasional shopping impulse!

The next time you find yourself with some free time, consider tackling your house and creating your own “give it away” pile. Chances are, you too have a few unwanted items. Donation centers in Metro Detroit gladly accept gently used clothing, household items, electronics, tools and more. If you have a difficult time parting with things, enlist the help of your favorite overly honest friend to assist you in making the tough choices!

There are several donation centers around Metro Detroit that allow you to drop off your items. If by chance your schedule has neverending confliction with donation center hours of operation, organizations like Purple Heart make it possible for you to schedule a pickup at your home.

If you are interested in making a donation, go to the online websites of Purple Heart, Salvation Army and Goodwill for more information and to find a center in Metro Detroit near you. Not only will you be decluttering your home, you will be making a positive contribution to your surrounding communities.