Tag: donating items

The 80 Dollar Bag- The Importance Of Itemizing Your Donations

With the anticipation of an early spring, I felt it was best to clean out my closet. Ok, the reality is that I spent about 20 minutes going through the different categories. We all have things in our closet to purge, including the organizer. I added my items to my already in progress donate bag.... Read more »

Where Is The Love; No Gratitude At Salvation Army or Goodwill

I am in the throws of full organizing season. I am driving around with the seats down in the back of my Rav4. This summer I have been an unpacking and hauling queen. Everyone is shedding a layer or two of stuff. I think I have seen the ladies at the consignment shop and the... Read more »

A Resource Guide To Donating Or Selling Stuff In Chicago

Sometimes I think finding a place to donate/sell things is actually harder than making the decision to let it go. Once you decide to release your things, there is the choice of donate or sell. I have seen people call salvation army and let it all go. And on the flip side, I have seen... Read more »

Where you Should Be Donating Stuff In Chicago-The Family Tree Resale

If you have read my previous posts, you know that I don’t have a loving relationship with Salvation Army. First it was the “Sheriff” refusing to take stuff I wanted to donate, and then yelling because I brought too much stuff. The dude even threw a pillow at me once saying “We don’t want your... Read more »

Salvation Army; Refusing and Cherry Picking Donations

Watch out! There is a new sheriff in town. He resides at the Salvation Army in Lakeview in Chicago. He will inspect your wares before you are allowed to donate at his facility. And if he doesn’t like what you have, he will turn you away. Yes, I am a regular Sanford and Son. I... Read more »

The Donating Dilemma- Just Get It Out

I find it everytime. Yup, I see those bags that you forgot about. You didn’t have time to get them out or you stuck them in the closet and forgot about them. Oh, did we just waste 30 minutes going through bags you forgot to donate? Don’t make donating items another project! Get them out!... Read more »

When to Donate it; When to Trash it

The last couple of days I have gotten the evil eye at the Salvation Army. I can’t blame them. I have been bringing in bags that have some severe stinkage. You should smell my car(the same one that I am trying to trade in right now). I am working in a moldy/hoarded house.┬áThe client is... Read more »

From Treasure to Trash; The Ruins of The Hoard

Heart breaking but true, part of my job is to tell people what they perceive as treasure is trash. It always starts with the story of where and when they bought it. Then comes my line…. * There is no market for it * Its not sellable * Its in a state of ruin Things... Read more »