Learning to let things go is a process! It’s really getting easier. I’ve learned from Marie Kondo to ask if it sparks joy. What sparks joy now is saying thank you to the items and giving them to others. Learning to say good-bye feels lighter, freer and simultaneously finds me saying hello to the long-hidden attic walls.
Some new discoveries are shared below to help with the “Process”. All these places made good homes for my stuff that continue to be useful in someone else’s home.
Habitat for Humanity – Montgomery and Delaware Counties – Residential pick-ups of household furniture, appliances, garden tools, shovels, rakes, shop tools and woodworking equipment. Pick-ups are scheduled 2-3 weeks ahead. Donated items are sold through the Habitat re-store. Proceeds support the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Drop off Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM – 5 PM. Call 610-631-3149 or check the website for accepted items.
ABC House – Ardmore – ABC is always looking for donations to help with day-to-day needs and weekend activities. School supplies, sporting equipment and Xbox one games are in consistent demand. A Better Chance, Lower Merion was founded in 1973 providing a home away from home while attending Lower Merion High School for academically talented youth of color via access to rigorous and prestigious educational opportunities. Contact: 610-658-2349 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Doggie Style – 701 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth – Instead of old towels and small blankets going to a landfill, drop them off at Doggie Style to make an Saved Me Rescue’s adoptable dogs comfortable while they wait for their forever homes. Laundry detergent and all cleaning supplies are welcome too!
Beethoven Foundation – Piano donations are accepted by this organization. It was created in 2008 to provide scholarships for musically talented young individuals who otherwise would not be able to follow their dreams by pianist and composer Ian Mulder who currently serves as Foundation President. Beethoven Foundation will find a happy new home for your piano. Free pick-up.
Calliope Music – 4 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore – accepts and distributes sheet music and gently used instruments in the Main Line area and to the Philadelphia School District. 610-649-8842 or email@example.com
Settlement Music School – 4910 Wynnefield Avenue, Philadelphia – To make a gift of instruments or sheet music to Settlement Music School’s Wynnefield Branch, please contact Alex Serio, Branch Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-320-2640. To donate a piano, please fill out the online form.
Green Drop – 606 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth – Call 888-944-3767 for accepted items. or check the website for additional locations.
The Hamper Shop of Lankenau Hospital714 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072 – 610.664.8772 – The Hamper Shop in Narberth is a consignment and thrift shop which benefits Lankenau Medical Center.
Call ahead to drop off books in good condition during open hours at your local library. No textbooks please. (Penn Wynne doesn’t accept donations due to space limitations).
Large quantity book donations:
Bala Cynwyd (610-664-1196)
Smaller quantity book donations:
Belmont Hills (610-664-8427)
Fedex – Ship it to the grown up kids!
Letting it go,