Spring Cleaning: Donation Tips March 4, 2022 Email Have a couch, an old fan, and a bedroom door in great condition that you no longer need? No worries — there are many options for donating these items! Examples of items you can donate include, but are not limited to, working appliances such as microwaves and TVs, clothing, furniture such as beds, sofas, and chairs, household items such as cookware and dishware, bedding, and towels, and miscellaneous items such as sports equipment, books, roller blades, and luggage. For in-person places to take your items, see below — some even offer pick-up options. Your donation can even be tax-deductible, so ask if you are able to get a donation receipt. Achievement House, Inc. Thrift Store 3003 Cuesta College Road, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-9383 Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:45pm, Saturdays 9am – 3:30pm Map & Directions Accepts clothing, books, small furniture, small hand tools and small appliances. No large appliances or mattresses. Achievement House, Inc. Thrift Store 730 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, CA | (805) 772-6744 Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, Saturdays 9am – 4:30pm Map & Directions Accepts used home and office furniture. No mattresses or box springs. California Cool Thrift Store 737 Grand Avenue, Grover Beach, CA | (805) 481-3071 Business Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm Map & Directions Accepts anything working and in good condition. No longer providing pickups. Fabulous Finds Quality Thrifting 480 Morro Bay Boulevard Morro Bay, CA | (805) 772-2840 Business Hours: Mondays 11am – 5pm, Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm Map & Directions Accepts furniture, small appliances, clothing, books, tools, and home goods. Goodwill Industries (805) 544-0542 or (800) 549-5920 There are 13 donation centers in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo. Call for the donation center nearest you. No longer providing pickups. Habitat for Humanity ReStore 187 Tank Farm Road, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 546-8699 Donation Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm Business Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9am – 5pm Map & Directions 2959 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA | (805) 434-0486 Donation Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm Business Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Map & Directions Accepts surplus and gently used building materials. Call for large donations. Tax-deductable. North County Christian Thrift Shop 9330 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA | (805) 466-1679 Donation Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm Map & Directions Accepts household items, small furniture, small appliances, clothing, and books. Old Mission School Thrift Shop 2640 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 544-0720 Donation Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm Business Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5:30pm Map & Directions Accepts furniture, small appliances and clothing. Free pick-up available. St. Barnabas Thrift Shop 114 Brisco Road, Arroyo Grande, CA | (805) 489-0199 Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturdays 12pm – 4pm Map & Directions Accepts small furniture and appliances, clothing, toys and computers. United Voluntary Services Thrift Shop 474 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-1545 Business Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturdays 11am – 2pm Map & Directions Accepts small items. Don’t live close to a physical donation center, or want to broaden your donation reach? Try listing it online! Freecycle Freecycle.org is a grassroots website where you can sign up based on where you live. To list items you want to donate and see what those in your community are giving away, sign up here. Buy Nothing Project Buy Nothing is an app that allows you to post items you’d like to give away, or even lend and share with your neighbors. The group is based on reducing consumerism and finding ways to give back to your local community. Find out more here. NextDoor NextDoor is a neighborhood app where you can sign up to keep updated on the happenings in your neighborhood and post items for neighbors and those in nearby neighborhoods. Sign up here. Craigslist Craigslist is another location-based website where you can list items based on category, such as bikes, furniture, or gardening supplies. Check it out here. With all these options available to you, you should be covered for whatever you wish to donate — and not only make someone else’s day, but give your item a second life!