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Tidying up? Here's where to donate your old stuff

Posted at 12:04 PM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 17:42:02-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A new Netflix show is helping people tidy up by giving away items that don’t “spark joy.”

The show, called “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has led to a trend, and a good one at that.

Maybe you’re considering tidying up by giving away some of your old stuff that no longer “spark joy,” but don’t know where to take all the goods.

You, my friend, have come to the right place. From The Salvation Army and Goodwill to Habitat for Humanity, there are plenty of places that will give your old treasures new life in a new home.

Between them, these organizations accept a wide variety of goods. From clothes to household items and even cars, you’re sure to find the right place to donate and maybe even spark joy in someone else’s life.

Check out the list and map below for more:

The Salvation Army

This organization may be familiar around the holidays when you can often find jolly volunteers ringing bells and asking for donations. The Salvation Army accepts a wide verity of items. From clothes and household items to furniture and cars. Some items not accepted are large household appliances and automotive parts. Click here for a full list.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has several locations sprinkled throughout San Diego County. Accepted donations include pretty much all household goods including appliances, cabinets and doors, windows and furniture. The Habitat for Humanity Restore is also a great spot to pick up some new treasures if you're doing a remodel. Click here for a full list of items accepted.


Goodwill also accepts lots of various items. Clothes, furniture, vehicles and household goods are among acceptable donations. Click here for a full list.


Okay, so you've got a stack of donations all ready to go. Now what? If you have larger items or are unable to bring donations yourself, all three organizations listed above will come pick them up. Most stores offer pickup, but it's best to call and check ahead of time just to make sure.

Check out the list below for locations: