If you're planning on keeping a tidier home this year, get started right in the linen closet. Behind my closed doors, I've got enough old blankets, sheets and towels to do wondrous things . . . I don't actually do.
Realizing I don't need eight spare towels to dry off a car that I never wash myself, as well as not hosting enough guests back-to-back to require four sets of aerobed bedding, I laundered my spare linens and brought them to my local humane society. Act like me and contact your local shelters to see which items you can let go to animals in need.