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Too much stuff? Spring into cleaning. Recycle and donate.


Spring cleaning reaps a vast amount of ‘too much stuff.’ Where does a single parent start? These five free printable Spring cleaning checklists will help you organize your efforts.

1. Casa Sugar put together a list that includes items to donate and recycle.

2. Martha Stewart’s list includes room-by-room spring cleaning tips.

3. Turn spring cleaning into a game with your children. Decide the reward for the person earning the most points.

4. Try this room-by-room list. 

5. Or personalize your spring cleaning checklist by adding new items on this list. 

Too much stuff? Not enough space?

1. Take useable stuff cleaned from the closet, garage or storage unit GSW Thrift Store, which helps teach retail skills to women released from incarceration or who were homeless. 

2. Donate old cell phones to TESSA to empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to achieve safety.

3. Advertise free stuff on freecycle.

4. Take paint or hazardous waste materials to the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

5. Recycle building materials at Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Restore.

6. Turn in electronics, computers, and office machines at Community Intersections.

7. Want to get rid of videotapes and used ink cartridges? GRX Guaranteed Recycling Xperts.

8. Earn money. Get rid of aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, high-temp alloys, steel and cast iron and most major Appliances at All-Aluminum and Metals Recycling Inc.

For more information:

GSW Thrift Store

2441 East Platte Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Get driving directions.

TESSA's Main Office

435 Gold Pass Heights

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: 719-633-1462

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El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

3255 Akers Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Phone: 719-520-7878

Get driving directions.

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Restore

411 South Wahsatch Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-667-0840

Get driving directions.

Community Intersections

601 South Wahsatch Ave #B

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-219-3996

Get driving directions.

GRX Guaranteed Recycling Xperts

2780 Delta Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

Phone: 719-633-4343

Get driving directions.

All-Aluminum and Metals Recycling Inc.

412 East Cheyenne Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Phone: 719-635-4556

Get driving directions.



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