From small little tchotchke knickknacks to household goods such as pots and pans, charities around the country accept these types of items as donations. When going through things in your house that you no longer have use for anymore, consider donating them instead of throwing them in the trash. While you may not need the item anymore, others may be able to benefit from it. Donating does not have to be a long and drawn out process. By simply bagging up some items and making a quick phone call, the work will be done for you.
Many charities, such as the Lupus Foundation of America and the American War Veterans, make it their mission to receive donations of clothing and house hold goods. Charities will sometimes send out postcards letting you know when they will be in your area and that they will come to pick up your donations by simply calling. After bagging your items, mark the bags with the name of the charity that you are donating to and place them on your front steps or on the curb the night before the scheduled donation. This gets unwanted items out of your house and gives them to those that can use it.