What to Do After You KonMari
After reading Jaime’s KonMari article about Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Method of Tidying Up, I got inspired to purge and make my house a joyful place to come home to. I bet you got inspired and decluttered and are finding joy in going home, too. Are you also equally as joyful to be out of your van where all of those purged possessions have relocated? Just in case you’re having the same trouble I am with this, here are some thrift stores that will help you spread your happiness around:
- Bloomin Deals (Junior League of New Orleans): 4645 Freret Street, 70115; Mon-Sat, 10:00-6:00. Clothing, accessories, housewares, electronics, linens, small furniture, books, and jewelry. Donations accepted at front door during store hours only
- Bridge House (Bridge House/Grace House): 1160 Camp Street, 70130; Mon-Sat, 8:00-5:00; Jeff Parish 7901 Airline Drive. Automobiles, clothing, accessories, household items, furniture, appliances, books. To schedule a pickup, (504)525-3130.
- NO Fleas Market (LA-SPCA): 4228 Magazine Street, 70115; Mon-Sat, 10:00-6:00, Sun 12:00-5:00. Clothing for people and pets, accessories, electronics, home décor, cookware, furniture, pet supplies. Call ahead (504)900-1446.
- Restoration Thrift (St. Roch CDC): 2021 St. Claude Avenue, 70116; Mon-Sat, 10:00-6:00. “Quality items that can have a new life with someone else.” Call for large donations (504)322-2643.
- Salvation Army: 100 Jefferson Highway, 70121; Mon-Sat 10:00-6:00. Automobiles, clothing, furniture, appliances, household goods. To schedule a pickup, visit their website.
- Goodwill: multiple locations in the New Orleans Metro Area. Clothing, accessories, school and work uniforms, furniture, artwork, household items, books. To schedule a pickup, (504)234-6324.
- VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America, serves all veterans): 5728 Jefferson Highway, Harahan 70123. Clothing, housewares, electronics, linens, small furniture, small appliances, tools, jewelry, cosmetics, children’s toys, baby items – this is one of the few places that will accept toys and baby gear. To schedule a pickup, (800)775-8387 or schedule online.
- Habitat ReStore (Habitat for Humanity): 2900 Elysian Fields Avenue, 70122; Tues-Sat, 10:00-6:00. Furniture, building materials, home accessories, and appliances. To schedule a pickup, (504)943-2240 or submit a pickup request online.
The organizations listed here benefit a wide range of causes that support people from all walks of life. While there are just eight listed, there are many more places like these in and around our city that use your donations to generate funds for the betterment of our community. See? Spreading happiness.