Spring is finally in the air, which means it’s the perfect time to clear out some clutter from your home. Not only does spring cleaning refresh your living space, but it also brings numerous benefits such as reduced stress, improved organization, and the opportunity to donate to those in need. The Twin Cities offer a multitude of organizations looking for everything from running shoes to laptops. So, grab a trash bag, some boxes, and check out these popular non-profit organizations ready to take clutter off your hands.



Bridging is a non-profit organization that provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Basic home essentials that may no longer have meaning to you can mean the world to a child, family, or individual in need. Drop-off locations in Bloomington and Roseville.

Donations accepted: (see full list here)

Bed frames, sofas, dressers, mattresses, stools, kitchen tables, wood furniture, cookware, bedroom linens, dishes, rugs, small appliances, fans, hairdryers, curling irons, irons, lamps, TVs, vacuums, mirrors, artwork.

Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota

Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota supports the men and women who have been injured in the service of our nation. Their mission is to empower Minnesota veterans, their dependents, and survivors to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. Schedule a donation pick-up online or visit one of the many drop off sites located around the metro.

Donations accepted:

Clothing, clothing accessories, personal accessories, media, housewares, toys.

Dress for Success Twin Cities

Dress for Success Twin Cities is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women in the Twin Cities by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. As you sift through your closet for donations, consider making a separate pile of these interview-ready items.

Donations accepted: (see full list)

Business professional suits and separates including blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, blazers, sweaters, and jackets. Casual separates including shirts, jeans, dresses, sweaters, and coats. Professional shoes (flats, heels, boots), handbags, jewelry, and professional maternity apparel.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota offers programs and services such as 1:1 support, seizure smart trainings, and safe, fun camping experiences for children and teens with epilepsy. What’s great about their donation program is that you can schedule an at home pick-up online and the foundation’s truck will come to you! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Donations accepted: (see full list here)

Irons, bedding, books, clothing, curtains, DVD players, video games, kitchenware, sporting goods, and tools.


Free Geek Twin Cities

Free Geek Twin Cities is a small non-profit that focuses on tech refurbishing and recycling. They accept donations of e-waste from the local community and surrounding areas, and either recycle it or refurbish it. Their mission is to reduce the amount of electronic waste that ends up in landfills and provide technology to the community at affordable prices. Drop offs can be made at their Minneapolis site in the industrial section of the Seward neighborhood.

Donations accepted: (see full list here)

Computers (laptops, desktops, etc.), computer parts and peripherals, computer cords, cables and chargers, video games and consoles, A.V. and stereo equipment, routers, CDs, DVDs, VHS.

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