In our last blog post, you learned the art of Marie Kondo’s famous organizational methods. Thanks to us (and Marie!) you now have a pile of trash bags filled with “junk” that no longer brings you joy. While you might be convinced no one could ever find joy in your discarded belongings, think again.

As an Omaha business, we love our community and strive to spread the love among fellow local businesses. Whether you are readying your home for sale or simply cleansing your home of clutter, consider another option (or seven!) for your gently-used belongings.

The following non-profits will use your donated items to offer life-changing services for those in the Omaha metro needing a helping hand:

Women in a red convertible, in front of the Assistance League Thrift Shop

Assistance League of Omaha

3569 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68105

From cookbooks to jewelry, lamps and antiques, the Assistance League of Omaha’s thrift shop is interested in a long list of items you will definitely have on hand. These items are available for purchase by men and women of all ages seeking assistance and a changed life from the numerous programs offered by the league. For a complete list of accepted items, check the thrift shop’s page.

People loading boxes on an assembly line for Food Bank for the Heartland

Food Bank for the Heartland

10525 J Street, Omaha, NE 68127

As you rummage through your kitchen cabinets, you might be reminded of your macaroni and cheese obsession, or perhaps the time peanut butter was on sale and you decided it was a good idea to stock up. Before you consider donating, check the expiration date and reference the Food Bank of the Heartland donation list for accepted items.

Female counselor comforting an older man

Heartland Family Services

2101 S. 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68105

Depending on where you are located and which items you plan to donate, Heartland Family Services offers different wish lists for each of their programs. Browse each list to know where your donation will be accepted.

A woman and four girls with their donation of diapers

Nebraska Children’s Home Society

4939 S. 118th Street, Omaha, NE 68137

If you have children’s books or children’s clothing sizes newborn to 5T, considering donating to the children and families of the Nebraska Children’s Home Society. If you are interested in giving additional items, view the donation list for their current needs.

A man and woman standing with their boxes of donated items

Omaha Home for Boys

4343 N. 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68104

 Help youth ages 16-24 who are faced with the challenge of living independently. These teens have little family support and look to your donations as a way to begin their lives as adults. Accepted donation items include pots and pans, small appliances, gently used furniture and adult-sized clothing and shoes. Check the complete list for more information.

tables full of people eating a meal at the Open Door Mission

Open Door Mission

2828 N. 23rd Street, Omaha, NE 68110

 Help prevent poverty and homelessness in our community by supporting the Open Door Mission. Accepted donations range from linens such as towels and sheets to furniture, clothing, appliances, food and baby items. Reference their “Ongoing Needs” for a comprehensive list of appropriate donation items.

A group of men standing on the steps of the Siena Francis House Homeless Shelter

Siena Francis House

1111 N. 17th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Helping the homeless is an important responsibility in our community. Needs for shelters like Siena Francis House fluctuate on a daily basis, causing critical shortages for necessities. Then there are items needed and accepted every day, no matter what. View the critical needs list and daily needs list to better understand where your donations can do the most good.

Let your decluttering tirade turn selfless and support others in need. You’ll enjoy a clean, organized home and a full, happy heart. And if you plan on moving soon, let us ease the transition by scheduling an agent consultation to better understand how you can show your home, minus the clutter!


No matter what stage of life you’re in, P.J. Morgan Real Estate is here for you. We offer commercial salesleasing, and property management; residential salesleasing and property managementbusiness brokerage and real estate auction services. We’re with you for life.

One Comment on “Clearing the Clutter”

  1. Kjerstin Aman said at 4:36 pm on November 13th, 2021:

    Do you accept purses?

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