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End of Year Donations

November 06, 20231 min read

DECEMBER 1, 2020

End of Year Donations

The end of the year is the perfect time to donate things you haven’t used this last year! Even better, get them donated before the end of the year and you can deduct the value of the items on your tax return . There are probably things all around your house that you could get rid of, but to save your sanity ~ focus on one area at a time!

The biggest thing people usually donate are clothes – so here’s how to organize donations and my guide to going through your closet and deciding what stays and what goes.

Stuck deciding if you should toss or keep?

You may be justifying keeping the things in your home that need to go if you tell yourself the following…

“But it cost a lot”

“It doesn’t fit now, but it might someday”

“Maybe my grandkids will want it”

“But I bought this on that trip to Europe”

Still looking for more tips on donating? Click Here.


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Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients.

Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

Karen Swart

Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients. Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

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