When you donate with us, your used goods are helping fund veterans programs through the VVA.
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Clothes • Baby Items • Books
Toys • Electronics Bedding
Kitchenware • Tools • Almost Anything!
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1. Closets: If you haven’t worn an item in a year it doesn’t belong in your closet; if it’s in good condition donate it, otherwise dump it. Next, remove out-of-season clothing and make room for your spring and summer wardrobe.
2. Books: It’s fine to hold onto the classics and your favorites, but get rid of the extras that are just taking up space. Place the discarded books in your donate pile.
3. Medicine cabinets: Throw out old prescriptions, makeup, sunscreen, and anything else that’s no longer of use. If you need help deciding when to throw out cosmetics check out this list.
4. Cupboards: Empty out all of your cupboards and toss the items that have expired. Box up the things that are still good, but that you know you won’t eat and drop them off at a local food bank. After you’ve dealt with the extra food take inventory of your pots, pans and other supplies. Follow the same rule you did for your clothes and donate, or dump the items that you haven’t used in a year.
5. Other storage spaces: If you’ve had things stored away for a while ask yourself, will you ever use it again? If the answer is no, there’s no need to keep it.
Schedule a pick-up after you’ve placed all of your donations in bags!
These homemade cleaning solutions will keep your home clean and green!
1. Window Cleaner – Mix half a cup of vinegar and half a cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray it on window or mirror and use a sponge or cloth to wipe clean.
2. Mold/Mildew Remover – Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and treat surface. Wait a few hours before scrubbing affected area.
3.Tub/Tile Cleaner – Rub in baking soda with damp sponge and rinse with fresh water. For tougher jobs, pre-treat the surface with vinegar- vinegar can break down tile grout so use sparingly.
4. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – Mix1/4 cup baking soda and 1-cup vinegar into basin and let sit for a few minutes. Scrub with brush and rinse.
5. Rust Remover – Sprinkle salt on the rust, squeeze a lime over the salt until it’s soaked. Let mixture sit for 2-3 hours and then remove the rust with the lime rind. If you don’t have a lime on hand a lemon will work as well.
6. Dust Busters – Mix 10 drops of lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and a few drops of olive oil in a spray bottle for a multi surface dust spray.
7. Disinfecting Solution – Mix 1/4 – 1/2-cup vinegar per cup of water in a spray bottle, you can also add essential oils to improve the smell.
8. Clogged Drain - For grease clogs, pour a cup of salt and a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by a generous amount of boiling water.