Give Meaning to Spring Cleaning with Efficient Storage

Give Meaning to Spring Cleaning with Efficient Storage

Chantal Joaquin-Starrett | August 21, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Driving around Murfreesboro, I can see colorful wreaths decorated on doors, flowers sprouting here and there, and trees budding with the awakening of Spring. During this time of the year, I like to get do some Spring cleaning and donating.

So with spring cleaning upon us, it's time to rotate & donate. I always have my smaller closet size storage unit to organize things seasonally. I try to stick to my self-imposed rule, “if I haven’t used it in the last 3 years, it should be passed on to someone else to enjoy.” Here are some of my favorite donation centers and food banks (for donating all year long). They help me "give meaning to spring cleaning".

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity assists people in Murfreesboro and throughout the world in creating or renovating a place they can call home. Raise your voice, volunteer, and donate to the cause of quality, affordable housing. There are several locations in Middle Tennessee.

Greenhouse Ministries

With the help of neighborhood volunteers, Greenhouse Ministries offers relational ministries that aim to uplift, offer hope, and transform the lives of those who walk through our doors.

Greenhouse Ministries is run primarily by volunteers, who contribute more than 500 hours a week. Individual donations provide the majority of the organization's support.

Phone Number: 615-895-1148  

Address: 309 South Spring StreetMurfreesboro, TN 37130

Food Bank-Rutherford County

For almost 40 years, the Nourish Food Bank has worked to alleviate hunger and develop a community response to food insecurity. The Smyrna-La Vergne Food Bank was their original location before changing its name to Nourish Food Bank. It currently has a headquarters in Murfreesboro and additional locations in Smyrna and Nashville.  

In each of our service locations, we feed about 3,000 families in need of food and financial support with meals valued at an average of 850,000 each month. Every customer is given a grocery trolley brimming with both perishable and non-perishable food items, along with essentials for personal hygiene. 

Phone Number: 615-895-1148

Address: 211 Bridge AveMurfreesboro, TN 37129

Food donations accepted Monday- Friday between 10am-2:30pm.

Feed America First

Feed America First goal is to supply food to people who feed the underprivileged. Every month, they divide and distribute the large food donations they receive from food manufacturers, distribution centers, etc. to over 200 partner agencies (food pantries, shelters, etc.) across Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky with the assistance of hundreds of volunteers. They concentrate on rural and small town areas. They feed 40,000 households and deliver more than 1,000,000 pounds of food each month!

Phone Number: 615-512-5915

Address: 319 Murfreesboro St.Murfreesboro, TN 37127

For volunteer schedule, click here. For donation link, click here.

Hours are 8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

In 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee began operations thanks to the dedication of multiple local leaders. The organization's goal was to act as a central distribution hub for businesses, organizations, and people looking to contribute to feeding the hungry in Middle Tennessee.

Phone Number: 615-329-3491

Address: 331 Great Circle Rd.Nashville, TN 37228

Money donations, food and volunteer time accepted. For more information, click here.

Hours are 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been many things over the years as communities’ needs have changed overthe years, but today, the focus of the Murfreesboro Salvation Army is to fight poverty and prevent homelessness in our community through a myriad of comprehensive programs designed to bring a holistic approach to the individual’s or family’s need.

Phone Number: 615-895-7071

Address: 1137 W. Main St.Murfreesboro, TN 37129

For a list of donation needs, click here. For volunteer information, click here. Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Nashville Location

Phone Number: 615-242-0411

Address: 525 Paragon Mills Rd.Nashville, TN 37211

To find a drop-off location, click here. For volunteer information, click here. Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

We hope you get off to a great start this spring and if you find a need for Nashville storage or Murfreesboro storage space we’ll be glad to help.

To quote the Tao Te Ching, “The heart that gives, gathers”. We at StorPlace Self Storage want to wish you a very Happy Spring and many blessings!   

Chantal Joaquin-Starrett
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