It’s finally springtime and you know what that means. Spring cleaning! You might’ve already starting cleaning your home and then you ran into the same problem that almost every homeowner faces: you have way too much stuff. It happens every year, people clean their home but end up being overwhelmed with the amount of clothes that no one seems to wear, and other blankets and towels that sprouted up out of nowhere.
It might be difficult for some people to get rid of their old clothes, but if you have shirts that haven’t been worn in years… it’s probably time to go.
Making clothing donations to charity organizations is the best way to get rid of all the extra clothes laying around your house that no one wears. Every year in the U.S. about 4.7 billion pounds of clothing are donated to charity organizations. There are many benefits to donating your clothes aside from simply just getting rid of them.
- Help people in need — Rather than having your clothes take up space in your closet, donating them to someone who needs it is a much better use. These can be donations for veterans, children, struggling families, or anyone else in need. You will feel a strong sense of pride after donating because you’ll know that they are going to help someone who needs it.
- Save the environment — The average U.S. citizen throws out about 70 pounds of clothing every year which equals to about 10.5 million tons of clothing being dumped in landfills. If you recycle or donate clothes rather than throw them in the trash, we will all have a healthier planet to enjoy.
- Free up space in your home — It may not seem like it, but even clearing out one small closet full of old clothes can fill up a few bags of clothing. Getting rid of all those clothes that have accumulated over the years will free up more space in your home than you could have ever imagined.
It’s hard for everyone to get rid of their old clothes. They might signify a certain part of your life that you still want to hold on to. That’s understandable, but you can hold on to the memory and still let the clothing item go. It’ll be much easier for you to get rid of the clothing if you know they are going to a good cause. Freeing up space in your home, helping people in need, and saving the environment is certainly a good cause. Find charity organizations near you today!