This resonates with me as I too, have cupboards full of things I've collected. Some day I'll have to move to a smaller home and don't want to leave the problem of my stuff for that day, so I keep cleaning and sorting, hoping someone will need these treasures.

I wonder if I've been saving these things for displaced people. The seamstress from another country might want my bits and threads. They might appreciate the bins of material and other bits and bobs.

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Tree, also consider senior living communities. I gave tons of things like ladies hats, buttons (they use them to sort), and at least twenty pair of ladies dress gloves to the home where my mother lived at the time. They would set them out throughout the facility and many found the old familiar objects comforting. I would never have considered donating those items if I hadn't seen it for myself. Thanks, as always, for leaving your thoughts.

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