Where to Drop Off Donations in Cleveland

Cleveland thrift store where you can drop off donations.If you’re one of many people across the United States who just discovered the Marie Kondo method, you probably have a lot of extra clothing and household objects on your hands. You can give your gently used belongings a new life by donating them to someone in need. Here’s where to drop off donations in Cleveland.

Donating Clothes in Cleveland

Here are a few places to drop off clothing donations in Cleveland.

  • The City Mission at 5310 Carnegie Ave takes donations of gently-used, good-quality clothing and bedding. Visit www.thecitymission.org or call 216-431-3510 to find out more.
  • My Fairy Godmother accepts donations of gently worn dresses and accessories for high school students who can’t afford prom dresses. Call 216-355-9710 to donate.
  • Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland at 2295 East 55th St. will take donated goods of all types for its resale stores, including gently used clothing. Drop off hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Call 216-431-8300 for more information.

Donating Furniture in Cleveland

Here’s where you can donate furniture, building materials, and household fixtures in Cleveland.

  • Cleveland Furniture Bank accepts used furniture in good condition, which they distribute to needy families for free. Any household furniture, including mattresses and box springs, is accepted as long as it isn’t broken, torn, stained, or severely damaged. Call 216-459-2265, Ext. 101, or go to www.clevelandfurniturebank.org to arrange pickup.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore in the Slavic Village neighborhood takes unwanted building materials, including doors, tools, cabinets, sinks, and fixtures. Items sold at the ReStore help fund Habitat for Humanity home building projects. Find out more at www.clevelandhabitat.org or by calling 216-429-1299.

Donating Used Items in Cleveland

Here’s where you can drop off miscellaneous items for donations in Cleveland.

  • Third World Books takes donations of children’s books and gives them for free to children in impoverished communities around the world. Call 216-534-2741 to arrange a donation drop off.
  • Continue Life, Inc. at 17917 Euclid Ave takes a large variety of items for homeless expectant mothers. Items include baby items and clothes, maternity clothes, food, office supplies, toiletries, art supplies, books, and more. Call 216-383-1984 for more details.
  • Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center at 5007 Euclid Ave offers a 24-hour drop box that accepts most items in good condition. Items to donate include DVDs and VHS tapes, eyeglasses, instruments, medical supplies, art supplies, toys and sporting goods, tools, and more. See a full list at www.use.salvationarmy.org or call 216-881-2625.

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Use the Marie Kondo Method to Declutter Before Moving

Jeans stacked vertically using the KonMari folding methodHave you read The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, or learned about the KonMari method by watching the Tidying Up With Marie Kondo Netflix series? Even if you haven’t experienced the magic yourself, your friends and relatives have probably been sharing pictures left and right of their perfectly folded clothes standing vertically in their dresser drawers.

Here are some cleaning and organizing tips from Marie Kondo that you can use to lighten the load before your move, and then keep everything organized when you move into your new home.

How to Tidy Up Before You Move

  • Pile it up. Marie Kondo recommends sorting items by category rather than by room. Start by gathering every item of clothing in your home, from your closet to your bathroom floor, and creating a pile. Do the same for books, papers, miscellaneous items, and mementos.
  • “Does this spark joy?” This might not be the first question you ask yourself while holding a pair of your socks, but it’s a useful one for paring down your possessions. Hold each article of clothing, every book you own, and every photograph you’ve kept over the years and ask yourself if it makes you feel happy.
  • Say thank you and let it go. If it doesn’t, it’s time to toss it or give it away. Obvious exceptions are necessary household items like tools and cookware (although those might spark joy for you, too!). You can skip this step, but it can help to thank your belongings for their service before letting them go, especially when saying goodbye to mementos that were once important to you.

How to Tidy Up After You Move

  • Use the filing method to fold clothes. Marie Kondo’s folding method is the best way to see all your clothing at a glance, without having to upheave neatly stacked garments to find the perfect pants. Follow the folding method to learn how to make your clothes stand upright on their own, and then stack them vertically in drawers like documents in a filing cabinet.
  • Avoid re-cluttering. Before buying something new, ask yourself, “Does this spark joy?” If it doesn’t, and it’s not an absolutely necessary item, put it back. The fewer new items you add to your home, the more successful you’ll be at keeping everything tidy.