Star Tribune: Just When Minnesotans are Cleaning House, There’s Hardly Anywhere to Take Stuff

People at home because of the coronavirus outbreak are finding their inner Marie Kondos cleaning closets, garages and drawers. But they are then finding a problem: There are not many places to take discarded items.

They are joined by people who are under a deadline for downsizing like Doug Dybsetter of Cottage Grove, who is moving to a smaller house. He felt lucky to find a Salvation Army outlet in the Minneapolis North Loop that was taking donations this week.

As the state and country shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus, the secondhand charities and consignment stores where he was bringing his items had closed. Read Full Article