Summer Home Decluttering

Published: 05/17/2021

- by Alana Ashby

Spring and summer time are the perfect times to declutter and organize your home. You can eliminate unnecessary items by donating them. When you donate goods to a charity, you can often get a tax donation receipt which can be used as a tax deduction at the end of the year.

     Consider what shape your items are in to determine where you donate. Some donation centers will accept broken items for parts. Most organizations and donation centers prefer to accept gently used items in working condition.

     After choosing where to donate, decide how you’ll get the items to the organization. Donation centers are often able to arrange a day and time to pick up your unwanted items directly from your house or business. Smaller donation centers might have certain days and times available for you to arrange a drop off.

     Make sure to get a donation receipt for tax purposes. When your items are picked up or dropped off, request a receipt from the organization to keep track of what to count as a tax deduction.

Alana Ashby, CMCA and owner of AMI, helped to establish and served as a Board Member for Community Associations Institute (CAI) Idaho Chapter. Alana has extensive experience in all aspects of financial management, real estate development and management, as well as negotiation.

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