STORY OF STUFF VIDEO – The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
OPEN SHED – Why buy when you can share? We can make use of the latest gadgets, still have exciting life experiences and de-clutter our lives at the same time through sharing what we have with other people. We CAN make a difference through being smart about our consumption.
Hoarding + Chronic Disorganisation
INSTITUTE FOR CHALLENGING DISORGANISATION – ICD provides education and strategies to benefit people challenged by chronic disorganisation.
CHILDREN OF HOARDERS – a not-for-profit organisation made up of volunteer Children of Hoarders, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the unique challenges facing children of hoarders™ while helping them to support themselves and each other.
Hoarding/Cluttering Support Group – A Facebook support Group for Hoarders/Clutterers/MesserUppers and Chronically Disorganised – and for those impacted by these disorders.
Books on Hoarding
STUFF: COMPULSIVE HOARDING AND THE MEANING OF THINGS – by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee. A fascinating insight into Hoarding and OCD with excellent case studies and examples. A very easy read.
BURIED IN TREASURES: HELP FOR COMPULSIVE ACQUIRING, SAVING, AND HOARDING (TREATMENTS THAT WORK) – by David Tolin, Randy Frost and Gail Steketee
THE HOARDER IN YOU: HOW TO LIVE A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, UNCLUTTERED LIFE – by Dr. Robin Zasio. From the hit A&E show Hoarders, psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio shows readers how to take control of their stuff and de-clutter their lives. She also shares behind-the-scenes stories from the show and explains how readers can learn from these extreme examples.
PARTNERS IN RECOVERY – Helping clients with mental health concerns get connected with the right services.
CENTACARE – Catholic Support Services for the entire community with a range of programs for individuals and families.
COMMUNIFY – A multi-service organisation that provides a range of programs and activities for families and individuals to enhance their quality of life. Their primary concern is the health and well-being of socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE – BRISBANE – Making a Difference is aimed at helping individuals and families in crisis.
MORETON BAY HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS NETWORK – Providing a network for agencies and individuals to work collaboratively towards better, fairer, more affordable, appropriate, accessible housing, accommodation and related services for people in the Moreton Bay Region.
OPEN MINDS – Open Minds works with people to enhance mental health and wellbeing. They offer a range of programs and tailored support services including lifestyle, employment and health streams.
REDLANDS CENTRE FOR WOMEN – Empowering, connecting and educating women in the Redlands.
Where to Donate
AUSTRALIAN CHARITY GUIDE – A comprehensive list of Australian Charities.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS – Donate professional attire to help women returning to the workforce after tough circumstances.
ENDEAVOUR FOUNDATION – Donate your second-hand clothing to a store near you or shop online for guilt-free shopping.
FREECYCLE – Keep your unwanted items out of the landfill by joining your local Freecycle Group. An online community of eco-friendly users offering free items and wanted items.
GIVIT – Connecting donations with deserving charities. Pledge your items to a good cause.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Donate building goods or volunteer your time. Habitat for Humanity Australia (HFHA) is an independent non-profit organisation working to reduce housing poverty and be a recognised voice on the right to shelter. HFHA supports projects in both Australia and overseas.
LIFELINE – Crisis support and suicide prevention. Donate your second-hand clothing to a store near you to help fund these vital programs.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Find your local Vinnies shop to drop off your donations as well as a list of items accepted. Pick up of furniture is also available in most metropolitan areas.
BOOKS4PNGKIDS – Send your unwanted kids books (0-14), gently used school materials and stationery to poor rural communities in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.
FRIENDS WITH DIGNITY – FWD work with shelters and other organisations to provide long-term accommodation for families affected by domestic violence. Your good quality household goods, linen and furniture will help create a safe haven.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE – BRISBANE – Making a Difference is aimed at helping individuals and families in crisis. Donate your unwanted items to needy families in Brisbane.
NEW LIFE ORPHANAGE – Rescues orphaned and abandoned children in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Each year containers filled with clothing, medical supplies, education items, books, backpacks, shoes and building materials are sent from Brisbane, Australia. New Life Orphanage not only receives donations for their orphans but also gives freely to the poor communities throughout all of Myanmar. Click HERE for their website or to donate please CONTACT US.
REDLANDS CENTRE FOR WOMEN – Donate items for their Pink Pamper Packs or Nurture Boxes or baby items for their Young Parent Connect Program.
SILKY OAKS – Donate household items, clothing and bric-a-brac to their Opp Shop to raise funds for their Housing, Family and Youth Programs.