Getting organized means letting go of things that no longer matter to you. Instead of throwing them away, consider one of the below programs as a way to responsibly recycle, donate or consign your stuff. Know of a great program that I missed? Let me know.
Happy Hauler Seattle
Have a lot of things that could be donated or recycled through various programs? Happy Hauler is a family-run business that does it all for you and sends you the receipts. They even group items and do things like donate an entire kitchen of supplies! Happy Hauler is also a NAPO Seattle business partner.
Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutiques
Donate clothing, jewelry, household items and furniture to a Seattle Children’s thrift store. They offer drop off and pick up services. All proceeds benefit uncompensated care, which ensures children in our region receive the medical care they need regardless of their family's ability to pay.
Donate any in-season clothing and certain household items to Mary’s Place, which provides safe housing to women, children and families. Check out the wish list for current high-need items.
One of the best ways to stay organized is to have a regular way to reduce as you go! Ridwell picks up difficult-to-recycle items and has a rotating category for specialty items like eyeglasses, sports equipment and portable devices.
thredUP is an online consignment store that will buy your women’s clothes and accessories, and children’s clothes. You receive cash for your items or shop on the site. Anything they don’t buy from you can be returned to you or responsibly recycled.
Mattress recycling can be tricky. Many nonprofits are unable to accept used mattresses and therefore too many mattresses end up in a landfill. Amerisleep has put together a helpful guide sharing how to find mattress donation and recycling options in your area.