Do you and your family love hunting for hidden treasures at garage sales, antique shops and consignment stores? Well, those one-of-a-kind pieces that you’re searching for are actually right under your nose: in your own home! With a little work, you and your loved ones can easily turn your knick knacks and dust collectors into something new and beautiful.
Whether you’re looking to revamp furniture, create some new accessories or make one-of-a-kind accent pieces for your home, we’ve got plenty of ideas! Here are three fun, unique and creative DIY projects that you can do together as a family:
Are you looking to make an impact? Donation drives organized by community leaders are critically important to non-profit organizations and local charities. No matter how big or small, a community donation drive can make a huge difference to someone in need – and every little bit helps!
Why should you organize a donation drive?
Well, the list can go on and on, but here are our top five favorite reasons:
Are you or someone you know disorganized, surrounded by constant clutter, and overwhelmed by a mess that never seems to go away? Sometimes we are too ashamed to ask for help, or aren’t able to afford a professional organizer at the time, and we’re often left at a dead end. Well, the good news is that you could very easily become a junk therapist, and we are here to show you how!
Decluttering can actually be a very therapeutic process–in fact, ‘cleaning up your act’ can offer a variety of emotional benefits. If you or someone you know is having a hard time getting rid of clutter within their household, then start by discussing the following:
Managing a family is no easy task! Today’s busy lifestyle often involves career, community commitments and—if we are lucky—a couple extra hours of sleep. With a busy agenda like this, most of us forget to squeeze in time for family.
We have the perfect idea for your next family game night: get together for a scavenger hunt that involves searching high and low for unused items at home. These items will then be donated to a local charity instead of going to the landfill.
The best part about this project? It will teach your loved ones about giving to those in need and to ‘think green’! Ready to get started? Here’s the challenge:
Do you feel guilty when you think about sentencing your junk to life in a landfill? Well, we have some good news for you: your local community is always looking for donations! In fact, your junk can easily become someone else’s treasure.
At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we recycle and donate items to local charities whenever possible. With our current diversion rate at 61.3 percent and climbing, we do everything we can to avoid sending unnecessary items to the landfill.
Here are some places in your community that are always looking for donations:
Do you have a strong desire to hang on to objects with an emotional value and to never, ever let them go? You aren’t alone! Sometimes that trip down memory lane can be a nice journey, but more often than not this road is traveled few and far between. These sentimental items are often stored away in our attics or garages for years on end, with nothing but a blanket of dust over them.
It’s easy to hang on to objects where there’s a strong emotional attachment, but breaking free can be rewarding. Here are five steps to deal with letting go of the sentimental clutter in your household:
Whenever possible, we donate reusable items to local charities. Our franchises work with a number of community-based charities as well as local branches of national charitable organizations, including Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army. All of these organizations are looking for volunteers – in fact, they depend on them! Not sure where to get started? Here are some of the largest national organizations that are always looking for people like you: