What happens to your stuff when it loses its purpose?

How to find good homes for your unwanted stuff

When objects and stuff that helped organise, inspire and nurture us no longer add value to our lives, they become clutter. When this happens, it does not mean they are useless, valueless or lose their value or purpose to others.

Finding good homes for unwanted stuff, rather throwing it out turns clutter into opportunities, not just the freedom you feel when letting go of stuff that drags your down or the feeling of passing onto someone, importantly this simple act extends the life of objects, recycling and reusing valuable resources, helps reduce things out of landfill and generally makes us feel good.

I would love a dollar for every time someone says “Tanya, I want to find a good home for my stuff” For this reason we have developed a Useful Links page, so we can turn clutter into opportunities, not landfill

Australia

  • GIVIT Goods for Good Causes
  • Donate Your Car® national fundraising initiative helps prevent youth homelessness.
  • The Refugee Council of Australia encourages donating goods to refugees or people seeking asylum.
  • Street Library are a beautiful home for books, planted in your front yard. They are accessible from the street, and are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your neighbors.
  • Shoes for Planet Earth A charity working together with local communities to provide recycled running shoes to those in need around the world.

U.S.A

  • Humble Design Furnishing homes for families transitioning from homelessness.
  • Prison Book Program
  • Dress for Success- Donate professional women’s attire.
  • Freecycle- Give away items

UK

  • Work Aid- Donate Tools
  • Wandsworth Oasis- Donate clothing and household items. Raising money for people living with HIV.
  • Habitat Restore- Donate a Kitchen
  • Legs 4 Africa- Donate Prosthetic Limbs     
  • Sistema England- Donate Instruments

To date the Eco Organiser® clients have helped diverted an estimated 37 000kg of unwanted stuff from landfill. Learn how you can help check out Responsible Disposal Survey

The 10R's  © Rethink Responsible Refuse Repurpose Reorganise Repair Reduce Reuse Recycle Reward