You may be wondering, “So, am I going to have to make tons of trips to the donation site, now that I’ve decided to get rid of 40 bags?” Well, yes, you will need to get them out of your home…and fast! If those bags just stay in your home, you’ll either begin to look through them again, or they will just take up space and sit there. I believe so strongly in this, that I actually offer to bring anything that my clients don’t want and deliver it to a donation site or have it shredded.
That said, here’s the steps for discarding those bags:
1) Decide where you want to donate them
2) If it’s a place that picks your things up, call them and schedule 2x for them to come in the next 40 days
3) If you have to load them up in your car and deliver them yourself, I would do this at the end of every week.
4) Don’t forget to get a tax deductible receipt for your donations!
My Favorite of Donation Sites
Pass it On Thrift Store, Crestwood– Free pick-up if you live approx. 30 miles from Crestwood.
Morning Start Mission, Frankfort–fastest place I’ve been to, all you do is drop your bags outside in large bins, they get your receipt yourself inside. Super easy.
Salvation Army–Free pick up, depending on your location.
Bibles for Missions, Orland Park–Great cause and have some of the friendliest volunteers.