Looking to declutter in 2012, here are a few options

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It's one of the more popular resolutions - purging the unnecessary items in your home to create more breathing room, make space for more stuff, or to help those in need.  No matter your motivation, we have options for unloading.


Goodwill accepts clothing, electronics, furniture, toys, and sports equipment.  There are  locations in Conway, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Longs.  You can see a map of and contact information for them here.  Donations are tax-deductible and if you're looking to cash in on them before the end of the year, be sure to get your goods there before closing time on Saturday, December 31, 2011.  For a quick guide to what they accept and how much those items would be valued at for tax purposes, check out their handy guide.

Habitat for Humanity accepts furniture and other household goods.  Here is a list of what they are looking for and how to get it to them, including a pick-up service. 


Craigslist is a locally-centered online platform for listing your goods at the price of your choice, described in your own words.  There is no fee for using the service.  Money is exchanged when the selling and buying parties meet to transfer the item.

eBay is an online auction-style site that allows bidding on products listed.  You can also set a sale price for your item.  The buyer pays for the item once it is purchased and the seller receives it once that item has reached the buyer. 

Another option:

Freecycle allows you to list an item you have to give or need.  No money can be exchanged for the products and the mission of the organization is to keep as much bulk out of landfills as possible.  The Sun News' Weekly Surge has a nice article on Freecycle that's definitely worth a read.

There are two Freecycle groups in our area - Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, which has no activity yet. 

 If you know of other options for donating, selling, or exchanging goods in Horry County, share that information in the comments section.  We know there are many worthwhile charities in our area.