Eliminate Clutter for Good Causes

One of the biggest challenges about organizing is what to do with the stuff you want to donate. I have a simple solution you can use to motivate monthly decluttering. Set-up a monthly pickup with one of the charities below. Or see if your favorite charity offers free donation pickup.

If you know you have a truck coming to pick-up donations then you are more likely to go through your clothing at the start of a season, your children’s toys, the books that are filling the shelves or the tools in the garage that your replaced for your husband this father’s day.


There was an article in the Star a few weeks ago about where to clear clutter for charity. One of the biggest challenges of organizing – what to do with the things you no longer want or use.

I thought it was a great list and as we begin to move in for cooler weather and decide we have too much stuff – here is a list of places that will happily take it off of your hands.

Canadian Diabetes Association – 1-800-505-5525 to schedule pickup

Or Click Here to find out more information   

The Diabetes Association will use your donations to fund their and support diabetes research.

What they accept: Appliances, Bedding, Books, Clothes, Electronics, Toys, Sports Equipment

Children’s Book Bank – Drop off at 350 Barkley St.

The Children’s Book Bank provides books to children in low-income neighborhoods.

Furniture Bank – 416-934-1229 to schedule pickup or drop off

The Furniture Bank works with shelters and agencies to provide furniture to abused women, refugee families and at-risk youth.

What they accept: Appliances, Furniture

Habitat for Humanity – 416-755-7353 to schedule pickup or drop off

Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing and depends on the donations of gently used and like new building supplies.

What they accept: Appliances, Furniture

Jessie’s, The June Callwood Centre for Young Women – 416-365-1888 for drop-off info

Jessie’s offers services and support to women ages 18 and under who are pregnant or have children.

What they accept: Baby gear, Toys

New Circles – 416-422-2591 for drop-off info

Provides new and gently used clothing to low-income families and new immigrants.What they accept: Clothing

Click Here for more info

Oasis Clothing Bank – 416-751-0553 to schedule pickup or drop off

Proceeds provide support to addiction recovery programs.

What they accept: Appliances, Bedding, Books, Clothing, Furniture, Electronics, Toys, Sports Equipment

Pegasus – 416-913-2544 for drop off info

The proceeds from Pegasus support programs for adults with developmental disabilities and autism.

What they accept: Kitchenware, Books, Clothing

Woodgreen red door family shelter – 416-915-5671 to schedule pick-up (for a fee)

The items from this Organization benefit clients moving out of shelters or families or abused women.

What they accept: Clothing, Furniture, Kitchenware

These have all been added to my website at: Where to Donate Stuff

Happy Organizing!