As you declutter stuff, it's logical to want to pass the items along to a good home. After all, you've been the conservator of these things for years.
However, don't get caught up in the belief that you have to find just the right charity or the best person to accept each item. If you end up holding onto items you've decluttered, you haven't really gotten rid of them.
Moving items out of your home reinforces the act of decluttering. This might mean making a donation to a larger charity that accepts a variety of items instead of a smaller, local charities that collect a single type of item (suitcases, formal dresses).
However, as you declutter, if you find things that you want to pass along to a specific group or to someone you know, make a point of calling them or sending a text or email to find out if they are interested.
Let them know that they are free to say no. If they are interested, make plans to get the item to them – set a date.
Is there someone you can contact today about an item or two in your home that you'd like to pass along to them?
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.