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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s History

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, GreenDrop supports four separate charities—the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the American Red Cross, the National Federation of the Blind, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We’ve discussed and explained the history and process of most of the other charities, but today we’re going to delve into the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s history and its positive impact on people around the world. read more  >>

How to Let Go of Sentimental Items

Parting with possessions is tough for a lot of people to do. The generalized question of whether it brings you joy doesn’t always help us rid our spaces of sentimental clutter. Sentimentality comes from memories—when our grandmother gave you that package of her old love letters that was a moment of connection between the two of you. When Dad gave you all of his old baseball jerseys, it was his way of showing how proud he was of your accomplishments. But when it comes down to it, these sentimental items often lie untouched, gathering dust. read more  >>

Reasons Why Many Veterans Are Homeless

Homelessness is a major problem in our country, and homeless veterans make up a large percentage of that total number. Let’s begin with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) definition of who makes up homeless veterans: “the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 9% being female…about 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans.” To put it in perspective, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, “on a single night in January 2019, 37,085 veterans were experiencing homelessness. 22,740 veterans were sheltered, while 14,345 veterans were unsheltered.” read more  >>

10 Signs Your Home Has Too Much Clutter

Your home is your space of repose. It’s a place of gathering, of rest, of joy, of sadness—it’s so many things and seems to be exactly what you need it to be when you need it. That said, your home is bound to accumulate clutter. Those things that brought you out of your sorrow a few years ago, the items that your family shared excitement over—all these things pile up and create clutter each way you turn. read more  >>

Tips for Cleaning Out Storage Units

If you ever needed to use a storage unit, chances are you experienced the dread that comes along with cleaning it out. Though self-storage facilities offer great environments for your belongings, and they can rid clutter from your home, they tend to get quite messy. read more  >>