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IKEA Spring Cleaning 2018

IKEA Spring Cleaning 2018

On Saturday, March 3rd, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver trucks will be at IKEA Coquitlam and IKEA Richmond for the Spring Clean Up Event! Customers are welcome to stop by with clothing donations anytime between 11-3pm! Look for the Big Brothers truck inside the parking lot.

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IKEA Holiday Cleaning Event

On Saturday, December 16th, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver trucks will be at IKEA Coquitlam and IKEA Richmond for the store’s brand new Holiday clean-up event! We are expanding the Spring Cleaning event to another part of the year! Customers are welcome to stop by with clothing donations anytime between 11-3pm! Look for the Big Brothers truck inside the parking lot.

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Committing to the Cleanup

If you have a habit of spending hours deciding whether to keep an old sweater or set of cutlery, we hear you! At the beginning of your clean, make a commitment to get rid of one (or two or three) garbage bags or boxes full of stuff you don’t need. Use a general set of rules to help with decision-making.

For example, the item goes into the bag or box if:

  • It has not been used in over 18 months
  • It doesn’t bring you joy (check out this article on KonMari de-cluttering)
  • The only reason you still have it, is that you need it “just in case”

When you are sorting through your things, make sure to keep in mind that most things can be useful to someone else. Your trash, their treasure! Anything that has been gently used can be donated to charities like Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Donations to Big Brothers helps fund mentoring programs for children in our community. PLUS we’ll pick up your donation for FREE! It’s a win-win!

For more de-cluttering tips, check out our other posts!

Containers, Tubs, Bins, Oh My!

Seasonal items can be stored in containers and put in closets, under beds, in storage, or the garage. This out-of-sight, out-of-mind tip will help staying organized throughout the year much easier. If you’re organized year-round, you’ll have less to clean up come next winter!

Some items you can store in seasonal bins include:

  • Spring/Summer – swimsuits, beach buckets and toys, beach towels – even bug spray and sunscreen
  • Fall/Winter – mittens and gloves, snow-sport clothing, hats, scarves, winter coats, yarn
  • Holidays – Decor, tree ornaments, wrapping paper, bows, cards, lights

To save even more space, try storing your clothing in vacuum storage bags, or rent a valet storage cube.

When you are sorting through your things, make sure to keep in mind that most things can be useful to someone else. Your trash, their treasure! Anything that has been gently used can be donated to charities like Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Donations to Big Brothers helps fund mentoring programs for children in our community. PLUS we’ll pick up your donation for FREE! It’s a win-win!

For more de-cluttering tips, check out our other posts!

De-Clutter in Moderation

Getting ready for the holidays or the new year doesn’t mean you have to empty half your home. If you have been putting off cleaning and organizing, one simple trick will lighten the load. Even thinking about de-cluttering can be overwhelming. Instead of dreading the one day that you plan to clean up, split your de-cluttering into several days. You can try splitting up the work various ways:

  • Put two items into your toss or donate bag/box every day for a week
  • Spend 30 minutes once a week for three weeks de-cluttering
  • Split your cleaning by rooms or areas: today you organize the kitchen, tomorrow you organize the dining area

When you are sorting through your things, make sure to keep in mind that most things can be useful to someone else. Your trash, their treasure! Anything that has been gently used can be donated to charities like Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Donations to Big Brothers helps fund mentoring programs for children in our community. PLUS we’ll pick up your donation for FREE! It’s a win-win!

For more de-cluttering tips, check out our other posts!

Back to School Cleaning Made Easier with Attended Clothing Donation Stations

Donating clothes to charities like Big Brothers, helps support mentoring programs and ensure children are matched with caring adult role models.Fall is just around the corner and it is almost time to go back to school! For many people the change in season means it’s time to clean out those closets!

A new conveniently situated clothing donation station, located at Superstore just off of Grandview (3185 Grandview highway), makes dropping off clothing donations easier and more convenient than ever. There is also a station in Surrey beside Payless Shoes (120 street and 73 avenue).

A friendly attendant is present at both stations and provides onsite assistance 7 days a week. The site operators are on-location:

Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:30pm
Saturdays are 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sundays are 11:00am to 5:00pm

“We are very excited with the positive response and feedback we’ve received in regards to the attended donation station service.” expresses Slav Gudelj, the General Manager of Big Brothers Clothing Donation.

Big Brothers Clothing Donation collects reusable clothing and household items (no furniture). 100% of the funds received for donated clothing goes directly to benefit Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver’s mentoring programs for local children.

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