A Thrift Store Guide to Decluttering Your Home

Have you decluttered your house recently? Studies have shown a link between the amount of clutter in your house and the state of our mental health. According to a January 2019 article from the New York Times, "...a cluttered home, researchers are learning, can be a stressful home."

Consider donating your unwanted items to Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana. You will not only bring someone else joy, but will help to support our community programs. With that in mind, are you ready to clear out the clutter and get organized? Here's how to decide what to give.


Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana thrift stores accept most used clothing in good condition. Take a look at all of the closets in your home. Men, women, children and baby clothing are all accepted by our stores, donation boxes and for pick up. Specific clothing items you should look to donate include coats and jackets, shoes, and even jewelry.

Knick Knacks

You've cleaned out the closets, you've cleared out the garage, but what about all of those little things that have amassed to the real clutter in your home? We'll take those too! When it comes to knick-knacks collecting dust and bumming you out, we're happy to find them a happy home.

We Also Accept…

  • Wall décor
  • Toys
  • Tools
  • Pots and Pans
  • Blankets
  • Sheets

Check out our full list of items that can be donated to see if Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana take your clutter off your hands. Spoiler alert: the answer is most likely yes.

There are many convenient ways to donate:

  1. Drop off at one of our thrift store locations
  2. Use a drop box location
  3. Schedule a FREE pick up at your home

De-stress your home and your life and give your clutter to us!