Spring Cleaning? There’s Free Charity Pick-Ups In NYC!

Spring cleaning is high on my list of favorite things.  (Crazy?  Yeah, I know.  But nothing quite beats the feeling of an organized closet, right?!)  What’s perhaps NOT on my list of favorite things is the aftermath of a good closet cleanse: bagging and lugging all the giveaways downtown to the nearest Goodwill/SalvationArmy/charity of choice.  Life without a car!!!  #firstworldproblems The subway requires multiple back and forth trips, and a cab + 10 bags is not that much easier (plus what cab driver wants to pull over for the bag lady?!)

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Well guys, crisis adverted!  As I was standing knee deep in clothes, a thought struck me: “I wonder if there’s a charity that will come pick all this up for me?  Cause that would make a lot of sense…”  A few Googles later, bam!  I discovered The Little Sisters Of The Assumption, a charity who does just that.

I gave it a try myself, and have to say, super simple process.  From point of contact, a date was scheduled for a pickup the following week, along with a time slot.  If you have a doorman, you don’t even need to be home, they’ll pick the bags right up from your lobby.  AND they leave you a tax receipt.  Done and done!

To arrange for your own NYC pickup, simply email sharingplace@lsafhs.org, or fill out the form here.  Happy spring cleaning!

What’s the toughest part of Spring Cleaning for you?  Share below!


By: Jessica Tiare Bowen




  • Catherine says:

    I’ve been doing a spot of spring cleaning myself lately! If I’m honest, I don’t think I own enough clothes to have than many bags to give away though!

  • Heather says:

    I’ve been purging my closet in preparation for the move to Latvia and could really use a pick-up service here in Virginia! As it stands, I had to wait until my parents came to visit with their car to haul my stuff away. I probably could have saved them a trip had I thought to use Google!

    • Used York City says:

      Yay, nothing better than closet cleaning before a big move!!!:-) Hehe, and parents love doing helpful stuff like that, I’m sure they were happy to do it!

  • The toughest part for me is worrying that one day I am going to want something I am letting go. But, I let go anyway! I think it is great for the soul to cleanse the home of things from the past and make space for the future and the current things you love.

    • Used York City says:

      SO true, Natalie! It’s easy to think that you’ll need that dress/shirt/shoes someday…but the great part is after you get rid of something and never think twice about it again!;-)

  • I love that thought of cleaning up and getting organized.. but there are so many elements (including what to do with the items that I need to Ebay (*or other similar) sites that creates another element. However it’s pretty cool to find the extra space and when I have a big stack of things to donate, I LOVE it.

    • Used York City says:

      Ahh, so glad you brought up Ebay, Stevie! That’s something I need to get better at, I’m just so bad when it comes to thinking about schlepping to the post office!;-)

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