Donating Used Goods – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival - Donating Used Goods

Spring is here, and millions are decluttering their homes of items they no longer want or need. Donating used goods is a popular way to keep these items out of the landfill and get them into the hands of someone who can use them.

To help you learn about the type of items that can be donated, who will accept them, what condition they must be in, and any restrictions, I asked my readers to share their blog posts about donating used goods. You’ll find lots of great information here!

The sponsor for this month is Geralin Thomas. The owner of Metropolitan Organizing© since 2002, Geralin helps organizers at all experience levels to achieve their goals through her one-on-one coaching and her collection of professionally designed, editable, essential business kits.

If you offer a product or service that would interest professional organizers, productivity consultants, or their clients, maximize your exposure by sponsoring an upcoming edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival.

As you read the posts listed below, please connect with the bloggers on social media, leave comments, and share your favorite posts with your own network. Please use the hashtag #POBC in your social media posts.

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Donating Used Goods – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

Thanks to everyone for sharing your wisdom, and special thanks to Geralin Thomas for sponsoring.

I’m now accepting submissions for the next Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival, when our topic will be Weekend Organizing Projects, sponsored by Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services.

Submit your post as soon as you’re ready – any time before 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Photo © Janet Barclay


Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17
Sponsorship available

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
Sponsorship available

Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
Sponsorship available

Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
Sponsorship available

Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
Sponsorship available

Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
Sponsorship available

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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on April 20, 2023 at 11:36 am

    I think how to mindfully and generously get rid of things is one of the top concerns my clients have. We all seem to find it easier to let go when we know that our belongings will be benefiting someone else. Thanks for gathering all these wonderful posts that are full of great ideas and tips! Fun to be a part of such terrific company.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on April 20, 2023 at 3:30 pm

      Yes – I love that some of the bloggers focussed on mindset. I suspect that a lot of people seeking help in this area might not realize how important it is to the process of letting go.

  2. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on April 20, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you for including my post in this great collection of posts! Donating has been near and dear to my heart over the many years of organizing with clients.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on April 20, 2023 at 3:34 pm

      It fascinates me to learn how many types of organizations accept donations of used goods, and the wide variety that can be donated. Everything from teaspoons to musical instruments to cars! Your passion and that of your colleagues comes through clearly when you write about this topic.

  3. Avatar That Hoarder on April 21, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Thanks so much for including me in this! What an incredible collection of information all in one place

  4. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on April 25, 2023 at 9:16 am

    What a fantastic group of perspectives and resources! I love these monthly POBC sharings. Thank you, Janet, for the opportunity to participate and for bringing us resources I might have missed.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on April 25, 2023 at 2:10 pm

      There’s just so much great information out there; it’s impossible to find it all! I’m grateful that so many of my readers are happy to share their collective wisdom with others.

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