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.
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.
It is officially spring, and yet, the rain keeps pouring down! Even though you’d rather be outside, make the best of the wet weather and use this time to organize your closet. Bring some sunshine into your home, and check out these five ways you can have fun while de-cluttering.
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
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
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
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