Kick Off 2018 Clutter Free

As we wrap up the holiday season and embark on a new year, consider how de-cluttering your home can make your life simpler and less stressful while also making 2018 a better year for those in need. Perhaps you have clothing, furniture, kitchen items or even food you’d like to clear out? The good news is charitable organizations make it easy for you to donate your household items to those in need.

Follow this guide of “What to Give” and “Where to Give” and make 2018 a great year for all!

Non-Perishable Food

Contact these local food banks to see what their current needs are and start clearing out your pantry!

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Loaves and Fishes

Project Host

Samaritan House

United Ministries of Greenville


Bring new or gently used clothing to the following charities or contact them to see if they will come to your home to pick up donations.

Dress for Success

Greenville’s Gift

Junior League of Greenville’s Nearly New Shop

Miracle Hill

Safe Harbor

SOS Thrift Store

Salvation Army

Household Goods and Furniture

Make room for your gifts, prepare your home for the new year AND make a positive change in the lives of others by donating household goods and furniture to one of the organizations below.

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

Junior League of Greenville’s Nearly New Shop

Miracle Hill

SOS Thrift Store

Salvation Army

Cell Phones

Looking to recycle that old phone? Donate your unused smart phones and tablets after clearing all data.

Where to donate:

Verizon Wireless accepts old phones and will pay for the postage to return them. You have the option of getting a Verizon credit, gift card or making a donation to HopeLine.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Gift Cards

Re-gift the gift cards you were given during the holidays and turn them into charitable donations. Exchange your gift cards for a charity donation too. You’ll receive a tax receipt for the full value or residual balance of your card.

Where to donate:

Pendleton Place

CharityChoice Gift Cards


Did you get a new car for Christmas? If so, consider donating your old car. Not only is it hassle-free (most non-profits offer next day pick-up), but you can also get a major tax donation while helping out those in need with a tremendous donation!

Where to Donate:

Cars Helping Veterans

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina

Habitat for Humanity Cars for Homes

Kars 4 Kids

Salvation Army

Wheels for Wishes

To kickstart this spirit of giving, I’m donating $100 to one of the charities listed above. Follow me on Instagram this week for your chance to decide with of these wonderful organizations will receive the donation.