How to Declutter Sustainably

With a bit of planning, you can declutter AND benefit local nonprofits. Here are some local nonprofits to consider plus resources for other items.

  • Clothes to Kids Denver
    • accepts clothing donations for students aged 3-21 years old.
  • Denver Dumb Friends League and the Denver Animal Shelter
    • accept a lot of items including not-so-perfect towels and blankets
  • Assistance League of Denver Thrift Shop
    • accepts gently used “nicer” clothing, shoes, jewelry and house wares
  • Hospital Equipment Lending Program (HELP)
    • accepts a long list of mobility aids like canes, walkers and grab bars
  • WeeCycle
    • accepts donations of essential infant and toddler gear for families in need
  • BookGive, Dream Books & Denver Public Library
    • each accepts different types of books, check their websites for details
  • Household Hazardous Waste Program
    • Call -800-449-7587 for a $15 pickup of many items like oil, antifreeze, pesticides
  • Prescriptions and OTC Destruction
    • Free for many items at Denver Health, 1001 Yosemite St

The author of this article, Alison Rabinoff, lives in the Boulevard One area of Lowry and runs an eco-conscious downsizing and home liquidation company. If you need additional resources or help with a project call Hands-On Help at 303-999-6087.