Our Annual Spring Clean Out Event

April 10, 2023 | Living With Heart | By: Cody Vaughan

Our 3rd Annual Spring Clean Out is always a popular event and we want to thank our fabulous clients so much for coming out! We invite all of our past clients to come donate their unused or unwanted goods at Immanuel Church on the Hill at 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22314. ALIVE! Alexandria, 123 Junk, TrueShred, and Yuck Old Paint all came to help our clients with their spring cleaning. 

We also want to thank our amazing sponsors who we are so thankful for: our premier sponsor Ararity, as well as Craig Miller with Citizens Bank, BOWA Construction, and TheTeam at Town and Country Movers. Read on for more information on these great individuals and companies!

Ararity: Ararity Services is committed to providing on-site support and white-glove service for all of your move management needs. After over 19,000 successful transitions, their approach works because of their deep respect for your cherished belongings and the ability to anticipate next phases and expectations during your transition period. Checkout their website at ararityservices.com.

Craig Miller: Craig has over 25 years of originating residential mortgages in the DMV as well as across the country. Craig can assist you with mortgage financing for either a purchase or refinance using a number of different mortgage products such as Fixed Rates, ARM’s, Construction-to-Permanent/Renovation, Interest Only, Veteran, First Time Homebuyer, as well as Home Equity and Bridge Loans. Craig lives in Alexandria and has been a resident for over 20 years.

BOWA: BOWA is a recognized leader in luxury design build remodeling thanks to our proven process, reputation as a trusted advisor, and unique ability to uncover clients’ needs. We specialize in luxury renovations ranging from kitchens and primary suites to whole-house and condo remodels. As a trusted advisor, our team of experts guides homeowners through every step of the remodeling process – from the first thoughts of the project, throughout architecture and construction, and continuing through a lifetime of ownership. More than 80% of our projects each year come from returning clients and referrals, which we believe speaks to the experience of working with BOWA. BOWA was founded in 1988 and proudly serves clients throughout the Greater Washington area and Virginia’s Horse Country. For more information, visit www.bowa.com.

THE Team: Town and Country Movers serves individuals and businesses in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area and offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of all. They work to be the best full service moving and storage provider in the area, just as they’ve done since they opened their doors in 1977.

If you weren’t able to make it to our event, checkout how you can donate and get rid of some unwanted goods with our great partners below.  

 ALIVE! Alexandria collects donations houseware items and a few appliances that will go to those in need in our community (see below for items that are and are not accepted). 

Houseware Items Accepted by ALIVE! Alexandria:

  • Flatware/silverware
  • Drinking glasses (nothing alcohol themed, no stemware)
  • Queen or twin-size sheets, comforters or blankets, clean, no stains or damage
  • Bed pillows — like new
  • Shower curtains and liners — like new
  • Washcloths
  • Pot holders
  • Bathroom or kitchen-size trash cans
  • Toasters
  • Blenders
  • Vacuums
  • Brooms and dust pans
  • Metal or plastic mixing bowls
  • Basic cooking utensils — spoons, spatulas, pancake turners, whisks, graters, peelers, manual can openers (no specialty or novelty items)

Houseware Items NOT Accepted by ALIVE! Alexandria:

  • Coffee or tea cups
  • Oven bakeware (cookie sheets, roasting pans, cupcake pans, pie tins, cake pans, loaf pans — we can use glass/Pyrex 13×9 or square oven casserole dishes)
  • Decorative items
  • Serving dishes (unless part of a complete set of dishes)
  • Bowls smaller than cereal/soup bowls
  • China 

123 Junk is a full-service junk removal company that gets rid of ALL unwanted items, no matter where they are located. Whether you need to clean out your home, condo, office or warehouse – 123 Junk is the company for you– they will remove junk, furniture, and appliances. You select the junk you want removed then they take it to one of many local donation partners. If it can’t be donated it is recycled or hauled away safely to a landfill. 123 Junk will accept items that cannot be accepted by ALIVE!

TrueShred Secure Document Destruction accepts common office paper, paper clips, staples and binders. 

Yuck Old Paint will provide pain recycling services, but please note there is a $5 charge for each can of paint! Yuck Old Paint will not take spray paint, acetone, or paint thinner.


Are you looking to downsize and clean out your junk? We’d love to help!

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