Downsize, declutter and donate

Downsize, declutter and donate

When you are downsizing, you naturally won’t have as much space for all the items accumulated over the years – all the clutter becomes dead weight.

The best way to save time and money on a big move is to get rid of as much stuff as you can before the big day comes. Local charities are always in need of quality goods, and you can help your community by donating your unwanted items to these worthy organisations near you.

New South Wales

Bower Reuse & Repair is a not-for-profit charity committed to reducing landfill. The Bower accept a wide variety of pre-loved items including building materials, white goods, electrical appliances, furniture, clothing, books, bikes etc. You can drop off your donations to their store in Marrickville or request a free collection.

Turn to page 39 for specific donation locations close to GemLife Rainbow Beach.


The Salvos Store Woodend is located at Shop 16/130 High Street and open from Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. Salvos stores can be found all over Australia and 100% of the profits support The Salvation Army programs which gives to people in need in the community. They accept clothing, accessories, homewares, toys, furniture, books, CD’s, DVD’s and small electric items in good condition. Drop your donations off at their store or call (03) 5427 4421 to make a request for collection.


RizeUp Australia is a Queensland-based organisation that helps women and families move on after the devastation of domestic violence. Their mission is to deliver life-changing and practical support to these families when they need it most. You can donate furniture, household goods, and electrical appliances which they use to furnish houses for the families affected. Send the team an email at [email protected] with a list of the items you would like to donate, and they will get back to you.

Turn to page 37 for more local donation centres near GemLife Tweed Waters and GemLife Gold Coast.

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