Being a Good Giver to Charity

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With the new year upon us, you are probably getting ready to purge and donate some old and unused items. Instead of taking your items to a generic thrift store, being a good giver to charity involves taking time to plan and think through which organizations are most in need of your donations. Here are […]

The Surprising Dos and Don’ts of Food Donations

When we help our clients organize their kitchens and pantries, we are often asked to facilitate donations as part of our organizing and downsizing services. These donations often include excess or unwanted food. When members of our Richmond team donated hours at our local food bank over the summer, we gained many insights from being […]

Donation Centers and Consignment Stores in Central Virginia

One major step during the process of decluttering is donating or consigning items you no longer want. It can be especially challenging during COVID-19 to find locations that are open and to know what restrictions may be in place for some stores. We gathered a list of donation centers and consignment stores throughout Central Virginia […]

Keep Your Home Clutter-Free During Quarantine

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It seems like everyone is either tackling projects during the recent stay-at-home orders or asking for our advice on how to keep their homes clutter-free during COVID-19. Remember when tackling your own projects: since we are all operating with additional stress right now, this is probably not the time to tackle any projects that trigger […]

Declutter Your Closet for Dress for Success

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When we clear out and purge our closet, we are working towards a more streamlined version of ourselves. Donating the things we no longer need has lots of positive results. Studies show that making a charitable donation activates the reward center of our brains. In fact, those who donate to charity have less stress and […]

A Creative Place to Help Create an Organized Space!

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For many creative people, crafting is a passion. And where there is a passion for crafts there is usually a sizeable craft stash. There are lots of groups set up to trade and sell supplies and hundreds of articles about how to declutter one’s stash, but this is still a really tough category to get […]

Engage in Meaningful Decluttering With Abundance Organizing and Safe Harbor

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Abundance Organizing has selected Safe Harbor for their 2017 Community Service Day! Safe Harbor is an amazing non-profit organization that provides a safe place and support services for survivors of sexual and/or intimate partner violence. Their services include a 24-hour helpline, children/youth services, community education and training, counseling, court advocacy, emergency shelter, and hospital accompaniment. […]

Make Your Own Home Donation Drop

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I love my home donation drop! It is the easiest, most impactful organizing system in my home. If you don’t have one I strongly recommend creating one. The steps are super simple.