Now that spring is just around the corner, it’s time to focus on spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new right? However, many Americans have hectic schedules which can make finding time to do spring cleaning difficult.
Between balancing work, home, and personal responsibilities, it can be hard to find time to clean out your closet, let alone make charitable donations. What if there was a simple, easy, and convenient way to do both? You’re in luck, because there is!
Charitable clothing donations give you the opportunity to clear clutter and unused clothing out of your home, while giving back to your community and helping to reduce the amount of textile waste and pollution that ends in already over crowded landfills. For example, did you know that the average American discards roughly 68 pounds of clothing each year? Almost all — 99% percent — of clothing that is discarded can be recycled or re-purposed in some way.
However, finding time to donate, let alone clean your closet can be very difficult. Fortunately, many organizations that accept clothing donations also offer location donation pick ups, allowing you to donate at a time that works best for your busy schedule. When donating clothing to charity, simply place your gently used items in a bag, and schedule a pick time with the charity or non-profit organization of your choice. You can choose to have your items picked up from your home or work. It’s that simple!
When donating clothing to charity, almost all clothing items are welcomed and accepted, however, business casual and professional attire is especially needed. In addition, outerwear and winter clothes will be needed later in the year. Regardless of what or how you choose to donate, know that your efforts are appreciated and making a big difference in the lives of others.