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Donate Household Items to Save Money


Storage World is proud to offer self-storage solutions to meet your every need, however we want to make sure our customers are only ever paying for storage space they really need. By taking the time to evaluate your belongings – sorting essential items from non-essentials – you can save time and money no matter what situation you find yourself in down-the-road.

For example, if you find yourself preparing to sell your home then donation will help you downsize with ease. Should you find yourself in the midst of a divorce, this advantage can play a crucial role as newly single adults find themselves living in smaller quarters. If tragedy strikes and a loved one passes away, keeping a clutter-free lifestyle will help you manage those extra items.

On top of the natural advantages that a clutter-free lifestyle brings, the effect of your donations can make a real impact on your local community. If the impact of altruism isn’t enough, keep in mind the possible tax deductions that donors commonly qualify for. Once you have donated those unnecessary items, you will also reap the additional reward of needing less storage space – allowing you to store your belongings in a smaller, more cost-effective storage unit.

A common misconception among potential donors is that donation is a time-intensive labor. Rest easy knowing that many operators of donation centers offer pick-up services or easy drop-off locations. There is little need to worry about selling, haggling or lugging around your old, unwanted items.

For those living near Atlanta, GA, read below for a few places where you can donate those unwanted belongings.

Nationwide Donation Centers

There are many options for donating those old, unwanted items. If you are interested in helping build housing for those in need, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore locations can be found throughout country. Many of them offer free pick-up service for your furniture, appliances, exercise equipment and more.

Donors can support adult rehabilitation centers through donations to the Salvation Army’s Family Stores. These stores resell your donated items to raise funds for those in the grips of addiction.

If you are more interested in helping people get the education and employment they need, Goodwill locations accept toys, computers, clothing, furniture, and a variety of household items. Check with your area’s branch for more information.

For the ultimate in convenience, Donation Town offers free pick up and delivery service to a variety of charities nationwide.

Looking to Donate that Old Mattress?

Some delivery services will offer to dispose of your old mattress when they deliver your new one. Instead of having them take it to the nearest landfill, consider helping someone in need. Most of the organizations above will not take mattress donations due to sanitary regulations, but Donation Town can help find a new home for your “gently used” mattresses. Once donated, they can help veterans, women’s shelters and more. If your old mattress is in poor shape, Green Junk Removal accepts a wide range of household items for their green junk removal service.

Get Only the Self Storage You Really Need

After sorting through those non-essential items and old clutter, let a friendly staff member from Storage World find the right storage unit for your needs. Our team is happy to show you self storage best practices so you get the most out of your storage unit. No matter where you are in Georgia, Storage World can help you find the convenient, quality storage unit you need at a price that is tough to beat.


Storage World Helps South Carolina Flooding Victims


 

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The outer bands of Hurricane Juaquin and a stalled low pressure weather front brought inches of epic rain to North and South Carolina over the weekend setting rainfall records and flooding entire towns. While the weather has been clearing, there is still growing concerns for dams breaking and flooding downstream causing even more damage. Currently, in South Carolina alone over 400,000 people were under a “boil water” advisory. So far, 17 people have died in weather related incidents-15 in South Carolina and 2 in North Carolina, and there have been hundreds of water rescues by local and national authorities. President Obama has declared the states disaster areas and the National Guard has been deployed in both North and South Carolina to help in the rescue efforts. Samaritan’s Purse North American Ministries Disaster Relief has deployed a team to the hardest hit areas affected by the rain and flooding. They have sent a truck filled with generators, tools and supplies and other needed supplies to start getting the survivors of the flood back on their feet again.

Donations for South Carolina Flooding Victims

Storage World is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse in collecting monetary donations for the victims of the recent flooding in South Carolina. Storage World will be accepting donations at their 3 locations in Decatur/South DeKalb,  Stockbridge/McDonough, and Jonesboro/South Atlanta. Storage World will also be donating $1,000 directly to help the flooding relief effort.

What is Samaritan’s Purse?

Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, non-denominational evangelical Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. The organization was founded in 1970. Along with assisting in disaster relief around the world, they also work with local, regional and national organizations such as: Children’s Heart Project, Greta Home and Academy, Operation Christian Child, Operation Heal our Patriots, the Greatest Journey, US Disaster Response and World Medical Mission. You can help with their mission by making a donation through their website or by volunteering for the organization.


Remembering September 11, 2001


Let us all remember those who lost their lives on this tragic day in history.  On September 11, 2001 at 8:45 a.m., the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Then, 18 minutes later Flight 175 crashed into the south tower. At 9:45 a.m., the pentagon was struck by Flight 77. The fourth flight was highjacked and then crashed into a rural field in Western Pennsylvania. Close to 4,000 civilians and first responders were killed and about 10,000 people were wounded in these events. This day in American history will never be forgotten. Like most of you, I still remember exactly what I was doing at the time of the terrorist attacks. I was sitting in Biology class on that tragic Tuesday. It was a terrifying day, one that will never be forgotten. The news showed it all, the whole country was shaken to its core. No one knew when or where the next attack would occur.

President George W. Bush addressed the nation that evening declaring, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve…We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.”

September 11 with always be a day that ignites fear and mourning but most importantly, American pride! On that day and for years after, Americans joined together to help one another pick up the pieces of their lives and recover from the attacks of the day. Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist following cannot break the American spirit! Let us never forget what this country can do when we all come together as one!

We, at Storage World, would like to hear how you remember this day in September. Comment below and let us know where you were at the time of the attacks or your recollections of American pride in the days following.

God Bless America!

 

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WonderRoot Creative Reuse


WonderRoot Creative ReUse

 

Storage World is very happy to have many local businesses utilize our storage facilities. In future blog posts, we will spotlight some of the businesses and organizations that have storage units at Storage World. This month we are pointing the spotlight on WonderRoot Creative Reuse.

WonderRoot Creative Reuse is one of the many projects of WonderRoot. The organization is an Atlanta based non-profit organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. The organization believes that art is an agent of change and that by empowering people with the sources and ability to create art, you empower people with the means to create change. WonderRoot was founded in 2004 in response to Atlanta’s need for an organization to unite artists and community advocacy. You can find out more about the group via their social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

WonderRoot Creative Reuse is a program that promotes artistic expression, environmental awareness and community through the collection and redistribution of salvaged material for creative reuse. The group collects material that can be used for arts and crafts such as art supplies, yarn, fabric and even random items like bottle caps, wine corks and travel and nature magazines, which have great photos that can be used for collage materials. All of these items are donated by people who don’t have a need for them anymore. WonderRoot Creative ReUse repurposes the donated items while keeping them from being thrown away. The materials are used in workshops and outreach programs such as after-school programs, schools and summer camps. The materials are also donated to art teachers and other non-profit programs in the Atlanta area such as: Refugee Sewing Society in Clarkston, Georgia, Re:Loom in Decatur,  Georgia and Trees Atlanta.

The group also sells the donated materials for fund-raisers that are held throughout the year. WonderRoot Creative Reuse is participating in the Atlanta Mini Maker Fair on October 26th at Georgia Tech. Keep up to date on WonderRoot Creative Reuse events via their blog, as well as WonderRoot’s social media pages.

Storage World is happy to support WonderRoot Creative Reuse by donating a storage unit for the program. If you are interested in donating materials for this great organization, you can drop off the materials at our 3 locations in Decatur, Jonesboro or Stockbridge.

 


Help Tyler Crumsey Lift Up A Life


Tyler Crumsey has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It’s a progressive, muscle wasting disease that’s one of nine different types of Muscular Dystrophy. In this particular strain, there’s an absence of an essential protein in the muscles that keep them intact. It has robbed Tyler of his ability to walk, and he is in a wheelchair.

However, it hasn’t taken away his fighting spirit, his bright smile, or the strong, supportive arms of his family and friends.

Continue reading Help Tyler Crumsey Lift Up A Life


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