Less Stuff, More Room! (Pt 1)

Part 1 of a series designed to help you find opportunities to free yourself from the stuff that clutters your home and your head.

Say NO to the landfill, and YES to reusing and recycling.

None of us wants to add to the landfill in Arlington, Oregon (that’s where Seattle’s trash goes). For anything with any kind of life left in it, we want to find a recipient, but this can be really hard for things that don’t go in our curbside recycling bin. Or maybe Goodwill isn’t where you want your “stuff” to go. So, here is a helpful idea for dealing with your stuff. And stay tuned … with each upcoming newsletter we’ll share more ways for you to get rid of your stuff.

Humble Design is a non-profit organization trying to end the cycle of homelessness in Seattle. Humble serves families transitioning from shelters and into housing by transforming their empty house or apartment into a warm, welcoming, and uplifting home with donated furniture and household goods. It’s more than just furniture, it’s about a fresh start that creates ownership, dignity, and stability. Humble Design launched in Seattle in 2018 and since then, the staff, along with a growing number of passionate volunteers, have served over 100 families and veterans in the Puget Sound region. The team currently helps one family per week, with a goal to grow and serve three families per week.

The Seattle location accepts new or lightly used furniture and home goods donations at our warehouse on Harbor Island. The address is 3235 – 16th Ave SW and they’re open for drop-offs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm.

You can find more information on what Humble accepts / does not accept on the webpage:  https://www.humbledesign.org/donation-cheatsheet. Feel free to email seattleinfo@humbledesign.org with specific inquiries. Thank you!