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How Cleaning Out Your Linen Closet Can Help Animals

Did you know that animal shelters and the Humane Society are happy to receive your discarded towels, comforters, blankets, and some even take furniture? The Arizona Humane Society has three thrift stores in the Phoenix area and they offer a long list of acceptable donations on their website. And, the best part is that they will pick up your donation of six bags, and/or one large piece of furniture. How sweet is that! Get rid of your excess stuff and help animals, too!  Be sure to check your own state’s Humane Society website to find out if they, too, will take your donations.

Here is a wonderful guest blog written by my friend and colleague, Nancy Tossell, professional copywriter and founder of Because Women Care. She and her husband have been on a journey to clear out excess from their home. I think you will find her article one you can identify with from a few perspectives. The bottom line is that those excess possessions that we 1) are storing for rainy day, or 2) don’t even know we have, need to be released so they can serve others better. In this case, her excess linens are now providing comfort for precious animals at a shelter, and she feels happy and relieved of the weight of this extra stuff. Talk about a win-win! 

Read Nancy’s “How I Helped 17 Stray Pets Get Warm with a 30-Minute Closet Cleaning” here.

NOTE: In case you are wondering, the photo is of my dog Max. He was the best pup ever, and I miss him every day.

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