You know it’s time to clear out some clutter around the house, but how do you do it without the guilt–the guilt that comes from the thought that you’re only “adding to the landfill or getting rid of something with some sentimental value? I have some helpful ideas for you, and these ideas are meant to reduce the amount of guilt you might feel by knowing that you are giving really valuable help to someone else. So to clear out the clutter–guilt free!–just keep reading.
What to do with career-wear that you no longer use? Give it to a non-profit such as Dress for Success which provides much-needed career-wear for homeless and low-income women who are trying to interview for jobs and improve their lives. No guilt involved!
What about other clothing? Depending on where you want to help out, there are a few different places that will gladly accept your clothing donations. Take it to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill store, or donate it directly to a homeless shelter or home for troubled teens.
Are you an animal lover? Did you know that animal shelters will take your used towels and linens, and sometimes even rugs, to help them provide care and comfort to homeless pets? I didn’t, but now we both do!
Gently used kids’ clothing is perfect to either donate to women’s and children’s shelters, or take to a consignment shop that specializes in kids’ clothes.
Did you know that more than 150 million people around the world need corrective lenses but cannot afford or access them? The Lions Club will help connect your old corrective lenses to someone who can really use them.
Unused housekeeping items are always needed at women’s shelters. They are used to help women who are ready to move on and set up their own home where they’ll be free from abuse.