Easy Organizing Tips for Your Home
Spring is officially here and for many of us that means organizing our closets, decluttering and donating clothes. Between us, my dining table becomes the go-to place for my mail, keys, Bible, receipts, and so many other things.
Let's start with decluttering the dining table.
The placemats might encourage you to think twice before putting that receipt from the supermarket or electric bill on the dining table.
These individual placemats, plates, and dining ware are from JCPenney's Home Collection.
The faux flowers are from T.J. Maxx.
I keep many of my hair tools in a cabinet-sized elfa Mesh Bath Drawer from the Container Store. For the most part it works well, but the cords of my blowdryer, curling wand and flatiron get tangled.
When it comes to clothes, donating might be your best option especially if you have little storage space like me. Go through your closet and look at each item closely. When was the last time you wore it? If the answer was more than one or two years ago and the items are still in good shape, put them in a box or bin and consider donating it to a local shelter or goodwill store.
Don't know where to donate? Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker is dear to my heart. Here are some locations near you:
New York City:
Mary house (For Women). 55 East 3rd Street
St. Joseph's (For Men) 36 East 1st Street
Ammon Hennacy House of Hospitality 632 North Brittania St.
Su Casa Catholic Worker Community (773) 376-9263
Austin, TX: Maryhouse Catholic Worker
Houston, TX: Casa Juan Diego 4818 Rose, Houston, Texas 77007
Orlando, FL: St. Francis House of Hospitality. 407-423-7096
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker 202-882-9649
Do you know of any other places that accept clothing donations?