January Challenge Resources


The hardest part, after finding the motivation to clear the clutter, is to find a place for all the clutter that isn't the trash can.  Here a few links to either give away or sell your unwanted items.  Sometimes it takes a little work to find a good home for your items but chances are someone needs what you have to offer.  The time it takes to do this serves as a good reminder when at the checkout counter.  If the item doesn't fit your basic needs, there is no reason to bring it home. 

MOST ANY ITEM
Freecycle
Goodwill
Salvation Army
Craig's List
Ebay
Amazon
The Green Sheet

BOOKS  |  MOVIES  | CD's  |  MAGAZINES
Half Price Books

CLOTHING & SHOE SPECIFIC
Nike Shoe Recycling - they use any athletic shoe for playground surfaces
Plato's Closet
Buffalo Exchange

MISCELLANEOUS & LOCAL
Swap Shops
Charity Choices
Resale Shopping
Homeless Shelters - linens
Animal Shelters - toys, bedding, unopened food


COMMUNITY GROUPS
These groups can always use extra supplies, especially because most of them have a tight   budget.  Don't just drop off the items, call and ask for the art or program director. 

     Schools: art teachers
                     after school programs
     Churches: Sunday Schools
                        Vacation Bible Schools
                        Pre-school programs
     Other Not-for-Profit Groups:  YMCA
                                                       YWCA
                                                       Boys & Girls Clubs
                                                       City Parks & Recs departments

Where else do you take your unwanted items? 


***NOTE - some things like cell phones, batteries, old paint, etc.  can't be reused.  Either recycle them or educate yourself on how to properly dispose of them with the least amount of damage possible. ***