clutter finds a new home

A big question that may come up for you when clearing clutter is: “What will I do with the items I no longer want?” You might feel it’s important to ensure that items, especially sentimental ones, go to a good home and that, as much as possible, items are kept out of our landfills. I hope the following resource list will be helpful to my fellow Londoners when you get to this stage of your clearing. Non-Londoners note: many of the sources are provincial or have locations in other areas (click on the links to find a location in your city). Here is a link to a downloadable version.

Helpful tip: Add your name to a regular call list with the Canadian Diabetes or Cerebral Palsy Associations. Their calls provide strong motivation and a helpful prompt to have a box ready for donation every month or two. Keep at it, you got this! xo

goodbye clutter

Donate Household Items
Who What / Cost Where
Canadian Diabetes Association


Free pick up of clothing, linens, toys, dishes, household items and small appliances.

Call 1-800-505-5525 to schedule a pick up

Habitat for Humanity ReStores Drop off windows, doors, cabinets, tools, light fixtures, furniture. May be able to arrange pick up. Contact your local store to determine suitability of donation.

317 Adelaide St S 519-659-1949 x281

5-40 Pacific Crt 519-659-1949 x225

Society of St Vincent De Paul Large furniture pick up (needs couches and kitchen tables). Drop off of smaller household items at either location.

585 York St 519-438-7071

1005 Elias St 519-433-9210

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy Free pick up of clothing, linens, small appliances, books and household items.

Call 1-888-238-6327 or 519-620-0918 to schedule a pick up

Goodwill Industries Drop off clothing, books, household items and furniture.

255 Horton St 519-850-9000 and others

Freecycle Join a network of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free. Free to join, individuals will pick up items.


City of London Depots Will take mattresses, electronics, appliances, tires, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and more. Fees are related to weight.

519-661-4570 or email questions to

1-800-Got-Junk Things for which you have no other option.


Sell Household Items
eBay Sell almost anything. Easiest for smaller items, charges a small fee, you arrange shipping.


Craig’s List & Kijiji Free, online listings, buyer will pick up items.

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