Turn your great clutter into great care!
It’s time to declutter your crammed wardrobe, kitchen cupboard, attic or garage. It’s time to #DeclutterForKeech!
We’re looking for useable clothes, furniture, toys and more – check out all the items we can sell here. Making it easy for you to:
It couldn’t be simpler: bag your best clutter and hand it in to one of our 32 shops around Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes or at the hospice itself. If you’ve got lots of clutter or it’s large and bulky, we can even collect. Call 0800 032 3440 to arrange a pick-up from one of our wonderful Keech vans.
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Thank you! Please help us to help more adults and children with life-limiting illnesses. Go on, #DeclutterForKeech!
Believe it or not!
The Ancient Chinese believed that clutter clogged up the positive energies in a home. According to the principles of feng shui, key areas to declutter are the bedroom (emotional energy), kitchen (health) and front entrance/hall (to let fresh energy in).
Keep, Keech or Kick Out?
Use this flow chart to help you decide whether to Keep, Keech or Kick Out items while you #DeclutterForKeech!
- Declutter one good-quality item a day, for a week. Hand your seven items in to your nearest Keech shop.
- Don’t hold on to expensive items just because they cost a lot. Declutter and do something worthwhile with them by raising lots of money for us.
- Ask someone who knows you well to choose one pre-loved item from your wardrobe, sitting room or kitchen that they feel you don’t need. Then, be strong! Declutter it!
- Don’t dismiss specialist items like coins, old books, stamps, antiques, vintage clothing – we have experts who can value these items. If you’re not sure, check with us at 01582 492339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See below lists of items we can sell and items we can’t – we’re making it easy for you to Hand in. Help out.
1. Declutter one room in the house a day – but only spend 15 minutes doing it.
2. Visualise one storage area in your home (wardrobe, dressers, kitchen surfaces etc), imagining it neat, tidy and full of space. What items form part of your visualisation? Keep those - declutter the rest!
3. Declutter just one item a day – for a month! You’ll certainly have filled a bag for Keech by the end.
4. Try four seasons decluttering! Turn all the hangers in your wardrobe so the clothes have their back to you. Each season, as you wear an item, turn the hanger the right way around. When each season ends, get rid of any clothes that still have their back to you.
5. Start a social media diary focused on finding one item of declutter a day. Make sure you tag us on Twitter @KeechHospice or on Instagram @keechhospicecare using the hashtag #DeclutterForKeech so we get to hear about it.
- Unwanted gifts
- All items of clothing in a good condition including baby, children’s, ladies, men’s and wedding & occasion wear)
- Jewellery, accessories, shoes
- Kitchenware, glassware, china, pictures, knitted items, curtains, linens
- Musical instruments
- Camera equipment
- Furniture (with fire labels)
- Small electrical items (not white goods)
- Foreign currency
- Broken or incomplete items (toys etc)
- Gas appliances
- Paraffin stoves
- Storage heaters
- Gas or electric heaters
- White goods
- Upholstered furniture WITHOUT sufficient labels)
- Candles (without correct labels)
- Electric blankets
- Shavers/foot spas (unless new)
- Sunbeds/tanning equipment
- Safety/cycle helmets
- Riding hats
- Climbing equipment
- Safety equipment
- Power tools
- Toys without CE label
- Home recorded DVDs, computer games, video, audio tape, CD’s
- PCs, laptops, notepads, hard drives
- Sharp knives or weapons; swords, crossbows
- Guns, ammunition & replica guns
- Medical equipment
- Items made from endangered species