Conquering clutter

Reclaim your domain with 812's insider’s guide on how to and where to get rid of anything.


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Have you ever come home from a demanding week, ready to unwind and relax, only to find that your home was far from a tranquil retreat? You’ve got piles of papers on your desk, loads of long outdated clothing cluttering your closet and kitchen cabinets full of unorganized pots, pans and Tupperware. You’ve got items stuffed so deep in your attic they’ve become mysteries and boxes of baby dolls banished to the basement.

And that’s only the physical clutter.  These seemingly harmless messes in our homes quickly become psychological clutter in our minds. Soon enough we have homes full of junk and heads that are jumbled.

With excuses running low and spring cleaning just around the corner, 812 did some research and consulted a couple of experts to give you a complete guide for turning your clutter into positive energy (and maybe even a couple extra bucks).  Whether you want to donate to a good cause, recycle unwanted goods or turn your items into dimes, we’ve got insider tips that are good for you, the environment and your Hoosier community.

Bedrooms

Designed for rest and relaxation, not clutter and chaos.

Photo illustration by Nicole Smolik

Jewelry – If you suspect your jewelry is old, take it to an antique shop and get it appraised. If it’s an authentic antique, an antique or pawn broker will most likely buy it from you. If it’s not on the fancy side, you can donate it to a thrift shop or a costume store. Donate jewelry and other clothing accessories to New to You Thrift Shops in Clarksville and Charlestown, a benefit of New Hope Services. Your contribution will help them create jobs and incomes for struggling families and help financially support their many programs.

Mattresses & Box Springs – Selling a used mattress isn’t always easy, unless you’re in a college town.  Students are always looking to buy cheap mattresses. Try posting a Craigslist ad in a town like Bloomington, Evansville, Hanover, Franklin, New Albany or Oakland City, all of which have college campuses. Or you can donate your used mattress to the Haven House in Jeffersonville, a homeless shelter for men, women and children.

If your mattress is too worn for re-use, give it a proper recycling burial. Mattresses contain chemicals that are not eco-friendly, and 90 percent of the mattress’s material can be broken down and recycled. So rather than put it in the dumpster, find a recycling center that accepts mattresses.

Toys – Donate toys in working condition to the Ark Crisis Child Care Center in Evansville, which provides a safe and educational environment for distressed families and their children. Or, If G.I. Joe wasn’t wounded in battle and Barbie made it through without a haircut, you can sell gently used toys to Once Upon a Child to be resold to other parents. They pay cash on the spot, no appointment necessary, and they have 16 locations in Indiana including Bloomington, Clarksville, Schererville and Evansville.

Closets

What to do with all the stuff that’s only being worn by your hangers.

Photo illustration by Nicole Smolik

Baby Clothes & Items – Rhea Lana’s is a traveling consignment sales event serving Southern Indiana. Every spring and fall they put on a week-long mother-and-children sale in a different location. Consignors can sell children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, DVD’s, baby equipment and maternity clothes.  When you’re going through Junior’s old stuff, set aside a box of items to sell. You can register your items online at Rhea Lana’s website and bring them in during “Drop-off Days.” If your items sell, they return 70 percent of the money to you. Childplace Inc. and Home of the Innocents also accept donations of baby/children items.

Blankets & Bedding – Help keep children and families in crisis warm by donating your blankets and bedding to a nearby homeless shelter.  Haven House, Home of the Innocents, New Hope Family Shelter and Bloomington’s Backstreet Missions all accept blankets, bedding, pillows and sheets.

Clothing – While Goodwill and The Salvation Army usually top the list for clothing-donation destinations they aren’t the only ones.  You can also donate clothing of any kind to Home of the Innocents, a safe haven for families and children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.  They also provide housing for pregnant and parenting teens and the homeless and help children find loving foster care. You can drop off clothes of any size at Family Preservation Services in New Albany. If you have brand name or gently used clothing, you can try trading it for cash at Plato’s Closet (teen clothing) or at Once Upon a Child (children’s clothing).

Outerwear – Donate coats to Burlington Coat Factory in Evansville or Clarksville. They partner with One Warm Coat, a national non-profit that provides warm coats for people in need. Other outerwear accessories like hats, gloves, scarves, boots and snow-pants can be donated to Home of the Innocents to keep kids warm this winter.

Shoes – Changing Footprints, a Rushville based non-profit, collects new and used shoes and distributes them locally, nationally and internationally. They have several drop-off locations in Indianapolis including Blue Mile shoe stores, Yates Stride Rite and Keen Children’s shoes.

Towels & Linens – Christole, located in Nashville, accepts bath and kitchen towels, washcloths, sheets and stuffed animals. Your donation will be used to serve children and adults with disabilities. Towels and linens aren’t recycled by local recycling centers, so use them as long as possible. After they’ve retired from the bathroom or kitchen, cut them up as cleaning rags or save them to wrap fragile items when mailing or moving.

Wedding & Prom Dresses – Help make dreams come true for a bride on a budget, and sell your bridal gown in Annale’s Twice Chosen consignment shop in Evansville. They also sell used prom dresses and bridesmaids gowns. Or you can donate your old prom attire to Prom Project, sponsored by Northeast Christian Church for girls who lack the financial resources to attend their prom. They put together packages including a gown, shoes and jewelry, all free of charge and hers to keep. 

Family & dining rooms

How to get rid of all the stuff from your all-purpose rooms.

Photo illustration by Nicole Smolik

Antiques – The Brown County Antique Mall, located between Bloomington and Columbus, has more than 7,000 square feet of antiques, but they’re always looking to buy more. Antique dealers do free verbal appraisals in-store every Thursday on jewelry, art, china, furniture, books, collectibles and home décor. If Brown County is a little out of your way, check your Yellow Pages for some local antique shops.  Just make sure what you’ve got is an antique, usually meaning it’s at least 100 years old.

Carpet & Flooring – Old flooring does more good for the environment in the right recycle center than it does on the burn pile. Donate used or un-used carpet to Kruse Carpet Recycling. They’re a sponsor of CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort), a collaborative initiative of the carpet industry and the government to prevent carpet from clogging up landfills. Kruse Carpet Recycling will sort and your process post-consumer carpet at their Indianapolis facility.  Many types of hardwood flooring can be re-milled into usable lumber. So donate it to one of these: SAD Lumber in Milan;Foursquare Antiques and Architectural in Bloomington; Crowe Wrecking Co. in Columbus, and First Saturday Construction Salvage in Spencer.

Entertainment – You can buy, sell or trade entertainment goodies at Book and Music Exchange in Evansville, Owensboro and New Albany. They accept audio and video equipment, books and magazines, cassette tapes, CD’s, DVD’s and videos, games and puzzles, electronics, computer and video games and vinyl records. Or you can donate these items to the Clark County Youth Shelter to entertain disadvantaged youth.

Furniture – The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a good place to donate used furniture. They’ll use it to stock the homes they build or sell it in their showroom.  There are ReStore locations in Bloomington, Chandler and Mitchell. If you’re looking to make some money off your nearly new furniture, check your yellow pages for a nearby furniture consignment shop.  Furniture Exchange in Bloomington buys, sells and trades used furniture.

Games & Puzzles – Those games and puzzles will do a lot more entertaining in a child-care facility than in your closet. Call preschools and day cares in your area; most will accept games that still include all their bits and pieces.  Or you can donate them to The Boys and Girls Club of South Central Indiana in Bloomington.

Kitchen

Your kitchen is a food-preparation area, not a storage space

Photo illustration by Nicole Smolik

Appliances & Kitchenware – Donate working kitchen appliances to New to You Thrift Store or take them to one of the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) recycling centers. Pots, pans and plasticware can be donated to Home of the Innocents or Haven House of Jeffersonville to help feed families in crisis.

Cleaning Supplies – To donate some cleaning supplies, you shouldn’t have to look beyond any shelter, kitchen or emergency-care provider out there.  Nearly all household cleaners contain hazardous waste, so don’t pour them down the drain where they can contaminate ground and drinking water. Instead, take them to the Jefferson Proving Ground, a SEIRD recycling property north of Madison.  They’ll take care of the hazardous material and recycle the packaging.

Dishes & China – If you know that Grandma’s tea set is really old, take it to an antique shop and get it appraised. You could walk out with a handful of cash.  Otherwise, you can donate your dishes and kitchenware to Hosparus in Elizabethtown, a nonprofit hospice organization that provides care, comfort and counseling to patients.  They have an in-house thrift shop for their patients, and all shop sales support the patients and their families. They also accept linens, tablecloths, costume jewelry and housewares (lamps, picture frames, mirrors, artwork, etc.).

Plastic Bags – Everybody has a cabinet full of plastic bags that are full of other plastic bags. The EPA says that of the 100 billion plastic bags used in the U.S. in one year, less than 8 percent got recycled in 2010. Even worse, worldwatch.org says these bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down naturally. Save a few of them for trashcan liners, and then take the rest back to the supermarket or a SEIRD center for recycling. Always keep reusable shopping bags in the car, so you don’t accumulate more plastic bags.

Office

Clear off your desk and get back to business.

Photo illustration by Nicole Smolik

Arts & Crafts Supplies – Face it, no one’s going to pick up your used glue bottles, broken crayons or pompoms at a garage sale. The best way to get rid of artful clutter is to donate it to Childplace Inc. in Jeffersonville.  They’ve provided residential care for more than 1,700 abandoned, abused and neglected children and adolescents since their establishment in 1966. Ark Crisis Child Care Center of Evansville also accepts craft items like construction paper, pompoms, glitter, sequins, glue, feathers, paints and stickers.

Books – Contrary to popular belief, many school districts are not interested in donated books. School libraries have very high selection criteria, and it takes time and money to get them shelf ready. You’ll have better luck at your local public library. They will sell them in a book sale if they decide not to put them on the shelf. Or you can donate them to Boxcar Books in Bloomington; they send literature to prisoners throughout the Midwest.

Cell Phones – Every two years or so, your contract runs out and it’s time to upgrade. If you have a drawer full of old cell phones that are still in working condition, donate them to Cell Phones for Soldiers and help soldiers stationed abroad stay in touch with their families. The donated cell phones are sold to a company that distributes one-hour calling cards to soldiers so they can talk with their loved ones. In the 812 area, cell phones can be donated at all Liberty Tax, ERA First Advantage Realty and Titzer Family Funeral Home locations. Other locations that accept cell phones for the program are Net Well Investments, Canterbury House Apartments and Pak Mail. If your cell phone has gone kaput, recycle it at any Best Buy location or call your local recycling center (most of which recycle cell phones).

Electronics & Computers – Answering machines, copy machines, fax machines, printers, scanners, telephones, iPods, iPads, cameras, video game systems, monitors, mice, keyboards, compact discs and all their cousins. Electronics alone could be the biggest contribution to clutter in your home. Try taking them to the TEK Store in Clarksville. They buy, sell, trade and repair computers and electronics. Due to their toxic properties, electronics are prohibited by Indiana Law from being thrown in the garbage, so take broken electronics to any SEIRD recycling center.

School & Office Supplies – Where there are children, there is a high demand for school supplies. Non-profits and charities will accept your new or used pencils, paper goods, glue, crayons, scissors, tape, markers and more to help children in struggling families. Donate them to The Boys and Girls Club or New Hope Family Shelter in Bloomington, which works to keep homeless families together.

Storage space

Whether we call it our garage, attic, basement, closet or patio, we all have a place where “everything else” goes.

Bicycles – The Bloomington Community Bike Project is a non-profit, volunteer-run program that keeps the pedals moving.  You can donate your bike to either of their two Bloomington locations, and they’ll turn it into a refurbished beauty or salvage it for the parts (which they also sell at a discounted price). If your bike simply needs some repairs, they can help you fix it, or you are welcome to work on your own bike using their specialty tools. You can even volunteer three hours of labor and then build your own bike for free!

Cars & Vehicles – If the hassle of selling is more than it’s worth, donate your used vehicle.  The Breast Cancer Research Foundation accepts vehicle donations including cars, boats, motorcycles, tractors, snowmobiles, trailers, motorhomes, RVs and heavy equipment regardless of the registration status or condition (with the exceptions of fire damage or if it’s been stripped for parts). Your donation will go directly to research grants and breast cancer awareness programs. The organization does free pick up when it’s most convenient for you, and they take care of all the paperwork so you’ll receive the highest possible tax write-off. Or take your junk car to an auto salvage yard; if it’s not in too bad of shape they might even pay you cash for the parts.

Christmas Trees – Real Christmas trees are biodegradable and can benefit the environment after providing your family with holiday memories. Christmas trees can be chipped into biodegradable mulch for landscaping.  Used Christmas trees can also be used to improve fish habitat in ponds and lakes, as erosion control and to provide wildlife habitat for some birds and other small animals. Call the farm you purchased the tree from; many do their own recycling or partner with a recreational facility that can use them.

Fluorescent Lighting – Donate fluorescent light bulbs and fixtures to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Because they contain a small amount of mercury, compact fluorescents should not be put in the garbage. Take burned-out bulbs to Home Depot, and they’ll send them off to be properly recycled.

Garden Tools – Donate unwanted garden tools and supplies to the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, which helps educate and beautify the Bloomington community. They accept hoses and sprinklers, garden tools and clay pots of any size (they can even take broken clay pots). Ark Crisis Child Care Center also accepts donations of garden tools, potting soil, seeds and plants, which they use in their classrooms.

Lawn Mowers – Get a tax deduction for that old push mower by donating it to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. If you are close to one of their locations, they’ll do free pick up.

Musical Instruments – Just about all shops that sell instruments buy instruments.  Try Book and Music Exchange in Evansville or Vance Music in Bloomington. Both are trusted consignment destinations for used instruments.  Or you can log on to www.instrumentsofchange.com and donate your instrument to disadvantaged youth.

Paint & Other Chemicals – If the paint is still in usable condition, you can donate it to Habitat for Humanity ReStore along with your rollers, brushes, foam pads and tarps. If you simply want to dispose of the chemical waste (which should not be thrown in the trash or poured on the ground), take cans to one of the SEIRD Recycling centers for proper disposal.

Pet Supplies – Donate your gently used pet supplies to the Brown County Humane Society or Bloomington Animal Care and Control to pamper sick and abandoned pets.  They accept animal crates and cages, food (dry or canned), grooming tools, toys, flea medications and cat litter.

Tools – Bloomington’s Habitat for Humanity accepts donations of hammers, shovels, pliers, circular saws, levels, nail pullers, space heater, scaffolding, clipboards, work gloves and also packaged snacks and hot cocoa mix (because every real handyman knows the essentials).

Secondhand Shops 101

Every county in Southern Indiana has a second-hand shop of some kind, and they buy and re-sell everything from your Grandma’s antique locket to Uncle George’s Big Mouth Billy Bass wall mount.  Secondhand shops sell used goods at reduced prices, but in different ways. Here are the distinctions so you can pick the right one for your clutter clean-up.

Consignment Shop – A consignment shop sells items for you in exchange for a portion of the proceeds. You retain ownership of the item until it sells. A specified period of time is commonly arranged for an item to be sold, after which time, the owner simply takes it back. But if it sells, the shop keeps a percentage, and they pay you the rest.

Flea Market – A flea market is a bazaar that rents space to people who want to sell merchandise of any type (whether it be low-quality items or bargain-priced high-quality items).  They can be outdoors or in large indoor venues, like warehouses or schools.  They can be annual, semiannual, monthly, on weekends or daily. Flea markets are a good alternative to a yard sale if you don’t live in a heavily populated area, and they allow vendors to display a lot of items at one time. Flea markets attract shoppers who are intent on buying, whereas a yard sale relies heavily on impulse buyers.

Antique Shop – An antique store sells items that are old or collectible. Any item may be an antique if it is around 100 years old. Antique brokers know how to spot a real antique when they see one and are willing to pay good money for rare items in good shape. Some shops specialize in a particular market (cars, jewelry, furniture, etc.) but many stores carry a wide variety of inventory. Most antique shops will purchase an item from the seller on the spot, while others operate under consignment.

Vintage Shop – If antique shops are the grandparents of used goods, vintage stores are their offspring. Items considered vintage are typically 15 years old or older. Vintage stores sell items that reflect the style of a specific time period. Vintage stores welcome a variety of goods, but typically display clothing, furniture and home décor.

Thrift Shop – Thrift shops are generally owned and operated by a charity or nonprofit and sell donated merchandise at low prices to fund their initiatives. Many thrift shops sell items that appeal to the market of their charity organization. For example, a crisis nursery might have a thrift shop that sells baby items and clothes. Thrift shops accept donation but many also purchase merchandise from the public.

Pawn Shop- When you bring an item to a pawn shop, you’ll have two options: pawn it or sell it.  If you pawn it, they will offer you a secured loan in exchange for the item as collateral. They will set a specific amount of time that you can purchase the item back for the amount of the loan, plus the agreed-upon interest. If the pawner does not pay the loan back within that period, the item becomes the store’s property to sell. If you sell the item to a pawn shop, the they will pay you for the item and put it up for sale right away.

Out of sight, out of mind: The psychology of de-cluttering

“Clutter robs us of life. It robs us socially, when we’re too embarrassed to have people over. It robs us spiritually, because we can’t be at peace in a cluttered home. And it robs us psychologically, by stealing our ability to feel motivated in our space.”

-Peter Walsh, organizational expert and author of Enough Already! Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You

Clutter, by definition, isn’t just about physical disorder. Clutter in our homes contributes to needless stress, worry and anxiety. We talked to sources in the 812 area to help us make the link between a disorganized home and the jumbled thoughts that can mess with our relationships and well-being and help us demystify the reasons we hang on to so many things we don’t need (and sometimes don’t even like).

Therapists and psychiatrists agree that one of the biggest reasons we hold onto things are the memories we associate with them. . “There is usually a part of us that wants to let go of things and a part of us that wants to hold on,” says Krystal Angevine, a therapist from New Albany. She says sometimes letting go of things can conjure up “feelings of guilt, wastefulness, or sadness.” Rather than feel these feelings “we might just avoid the process of letting go altogether”.

Some items bring up fond memories and good times, others bring up negativity and loss. John Wuertz is a psychiatrist in Evansville. “Clutter can prohibit people from living in the present,” he says. “A simplified life makes you more mindful, more concentrated and better able to be present in what’s going on around you.”.

So when you find yourself trying to figure out what you want to keep and what you want to give away, remember that everything you own should have value, either because it’s functional, useful, beautiful or has positive meaning for you. Walk through your home and clear out anything that brings up negative thoughts or emotions. As for all those items you associate with good times, Angevine suggests asking, “Do we need all that stuff when one photo will do?” After doing some clutter clean up, you should be surrounded by things that are meaningful to you, so you can remember the past, look forward to the future and live in the present.

Photo illustration by Nicole Smolik

Goodwill: The king of donation destinations

Founded in 1902 with a mission not far from what it is today, Goodwill has woven its way into the American lifestyle. Goodwill is known for its easy and reliable donation process with more than 2,650 sites nationwide. Candice Barksdale, CEO of Goodwill of Southern Indiana Inc., shared some thoughts with us on why Goodwill is a good thing.

812: Why is it important for people to donate to Goodwill?

Candice Barksdale: Last fiscal year, Goodwill of Southern Indiana provided services to 5,200 people with disabilities and disadvantages. We were able to provide those services because people cared enough to donate items to Goodwill. We were able to sell those items in our stores or for recycling, and that revenue was used to provide vital services to people in need. It’s important for people to give back to their community, because it is your neighbor, friend, co-worker or family member who will need the services Goodwill provides.

812: Why is it important to give now?

CB: Consider in this economy how difficult it is for anyone to find employment. Now consider if you are a person with a disability, and you need a job to support your family. Goodwill’s Employment Services works with individuals to determine their skills, interests and experience. We then match them with employers who have job openings. It’s a win/win, as the employer gets a dedicated employee who desperately wants to work, and the person with a disability obtains employment and can support their family.

812: What makes Goodwill a smart and reliable option for people?

CB: Charity Navigator, an organization that rates charities, awarded Goodwill of Southern Indiana a four-star rating, the highest achievable rating. The Better Business Bureau awarded Goodwill of Southern Indiana an A+ rating. The local Chamber of Commerce named Goodwill of Southern Indiana the 2012 Business of the Year. Also, Goodwill of Southern Indiana’s Children’s Learning Center is the only nationally accredited childcare center in Southern Indiana. But the most important reason that people should donate to Goodwill: The funding raised from the sale of the donations stays right here in Southern Indiana.

Volunteers sort through boxes of donations. / Photo courtesy of Michelle Dayvault

812: What would be the consequences for the community if people stopped making donations?

CB: The 5,200 people that Goodwill assisted last year would not have received services if people stopped donating. The $27,000 in vouchers to the victims of the March tornadoes would not have been possible. These are monumental numbers. At Goodwill we talk about donating, shopping and changing lives. That is exactly what happens every time someone drops off a donation to Goodwill, they change a life.

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD)

SEIRD serves Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott and Switzerland counties. The district comprises of six recycle centers (the seventh will open soon) and six reuse centers. Go to www.seird.com for information on individual recycle and reuse centers, including their locations and hours, as well as a comprehensive A to Z list of what to do with any recyclable item imaginable.

Reference guide

Annale’s Twice Chosen
Location: Washington Square Mall Evansville, IN 47715
Phone: (812) 473-0239
Web: www.twicechosen.com

Ark Crisis Childcare Center
Location: 415 Lincoln Avenue Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: (812) 423-9425
Web: www.arkcrisis.org

Backstreet Missions Inc.
Locations:
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3297
Bloomington, IN 47402

Street Address:
215 S Westplex Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404

Phone: (812) 333-1905
Web: www.backstreet.org

Bloomington Animal Care and Control
Location: 3410 S Walnut Street  Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: (812) 349-3492
Web: http://bloomington.in.gov/animalshelter

Bloomington Community Bike Project
Location: 214 N Madison Street Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone: (812) 323-8621
Web: www.bloomingtonbikeproject.com

Book and Music Exchange
Locations:
2409 Washington Ave.
Phone: (812) 477-2222

628 East Diamond Avenue
Evansville, IN 47711
Phone: (812) 429-1111

201 East Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: (812) 944-2270

Boxcar Books
Location: 408 E 6th Street  Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: (812) 339-8710
Web: www.boxcarbooks.org

Boys and Girls Club of South Central Indiana
Location: 311 S Lincoln St. Bloomington, IN 47150
Phone: (812) 332-5311
Web: www.bgcbloomington.org

Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Phone: (888) 773-3784
Web: www.cardonationsforbreastcancer.org

Brown County Antique Mall
Location: 3288 State Road 46 E Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: (812) 988-1025
Web: www.bcantique.com

Brown County Humane Society
Location: 128 Indiana 135  Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: (812) 988-7362
Web: www.bchumane.org

Changing Footprints
Location: 310 N Julian St. Rushville, IN 46173
Phone: (765) 938-1382
Web: www.changingfootprints.com
This website includes addresses and phone numbers for drop-off locations.

Childplace Inc.
Location: 2420 E 10th St, Jeffersonville IN 47130
Phone: (812) 282-8248
Web: www.childplace.org

Christole Inc.
Locations:
1701 E Winslow Road  Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: (812) 336-4711

260 Mckinley Ct. Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: (812) 372-4841

523 Park Ln. Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: (812) 988-0354

Clark County Youth Shelter
Location: 118 E Chestnut St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: (812) 284-5229
Web: www.ccysfs.org

Crowe Wrecking Co.
Location: 2400 Grove St. Evansville, IN 47710
Phone: (812)425-6511

First Saturday Construction Co.
Location: 7010 State Highway 43 , Spencer IN 47460
Phone: (812) 876-6347

Foursquare Antiques and Architectural
Location: 727 W Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone: (812) 337-8577

Furniture Exchange
Location: 424 S College Ave. Bloomington, IN 47403
Phone: (812) 334-1236
Web: www.furniture-ex.com

Habitat For Humanity
Web: www.habitatindiana.org/find-an-affiliate
This website includes addresses and phone numbers for all 67 Habitat for Humanity locations in Indiana.

Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Web: www.habitatindiana.org/find-a-restore
This website has addresses and phone numbers for all 17 ReStore locations in Indiana.

Haven House Services, INC.
Location: 1727 Green St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: (812) 285-1197
Web: www.havenhouseservices.org

Hilltop Garden and Nature Center
Location: 2367 E 10th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: (812) 855-8808
Web: www.indiana.edu/~hilltop

Home of the Innocents
Location: Family Preservation Services – 1218 E Oak St. New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-207-0963
Web: www.homeoftheinnocents.org/home

Hosparus
Location: 624 E Market St. New Albany, IN 47150]
Phone: (812) 945-4596

Kruse Carpet Recycling
Location: 4800 W 96th St. Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: (317) 337-1950
Web: www.krusecarpetrecycling.com

New Hope Services, INC.
Location: 725 Wall Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Phone: (812) 288-8248
Web: www.newhopeservices.org

New to You Thrift Shop
Locations:
1150 Lewis & Clark Parkway Clarksville, IN
Phone: (812) 206-1947

1103 Market Street Charlestown, IN
Phone: (812) 256-2172
Web: www.newhopeservices.org/new-to-you.html

Northeast Christian Church (Project Prom)
Location: 9900 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40241
Phone: (502) 426-6668
Web: www.necchurch.org/promproject
This website includes addresses and phone numbers for drop-off locations

Once Upon a Child
Web: www.onceuponachild.com/locations/list/IN
This website includes addresses and phone numbers for all 16 Once Upon a Child locations in Indiana.

Plato’s Closet
Web: www.platoscloset.com/locations/list/in
This website includes addresses and phone numbers for all 13 Plato’s Closet locations in Indiana.

Rhea Lana’s
Web: www.rhealana.com/cardinal/homecss.asp?init=4198hsouin

SAD Lumber
Location: 212 E Carr St. Milan iN 47031
Phone: (812) 654-7020

The TEK Store
Location: 1892 Blackiston Mill Rd. Clarksville IN 47129
Phone: (812) 948-8885
Web: www.thetekstore.com

Vance Music Center
Location: 112 W 6th St. Bloomington IN 47404
Phone: (812) 339-0618
Web: www.vancemusiccenter.com

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