7 Items to Declutter for National Give Something Away Day


Looking for a great excuse to declutter? July 15 is National Give Something Away Day.

Here are seven things to give away as well as some great Dallas-area charities to give your stuff to.

Blankets & Towels

Give your well-worn towels and blankets a new life by donating them to your local animal shelter. They can be used to help with cleanup and to provide a soft surface for homeless pets.

Dallas Animal Shelter

DFW Humane Society

Irving Animal Services

Clothing & Shoes

Clothing, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and children that are in sellable condition (meaning no holes, tears, or stains) can be donated to charity-run thrift shops.

Genesis Benefit Thrift Store benefiting the Genesis Women’s Shelter

Out of the Closet benefiting the AIDS Healthcare Foundation

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores in Dallas and Plano


Bicycles that your children have outgrown or are no longer used by your family can be donated to organizations that will refurbish (repair) them and give them to children and adults who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Bike Friendly South Dallas

Bike Mart

Spokes for Folks

Furniture, Housewares, & Decor

Gently or lightly used basic household furniture items and home furnishing accessories can be donated to organizations that provide furniture to individuals and families transitioning from shelters or emergency relocations.

Bed Start

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

Dallas Furniture Bank

Books & Media

Are your bookcases and closets full of books you’ll never read again? Gently used books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and records can be donated to local libraries, schools, and charities.

Arlington Urban Ministries

Dallas Library

Irving Library

Baby Items

Donating gently used or like-new baby, toddler, and maternity items are a great way to support moms in need.

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand

Heart for the Fatherless

The Family Place

Excess Art & School Supplies

At the end of the school year, my four kids empty their desks, lockers, and backpacks of all their unused school supplies. If you are like me and find yourself with a mountain of random but useable art and school supplies at the end of the school year, consider donating them art programs, schools, and after-school programs.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas

Thistle Creative Reuse

The Welman Project

What’s your favorite Dallas-area charity for donations of used or like-new items? 

Read More: Make A Difference! Dallas Moms’ Top Charities for North Texas Giving Day


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