Not too long ago, we discussed specific things that you should throw away to keep your house clean, but really, donating your old items is the better option, if possible. Today we’re going to discuss and walk you through some of the best ways to donate items that you don’t need anymore to keep your home clutter-free.
Donating Your Old Items Responsibly
It’s quite a responsibility to figure out what to give away. It can be overwhelming, mainly because our items are often attached to memories. Then, there are other reasons that we hold on to things. Maybe a weight loss goal could be the reason, or we merely don’t want to come to terms with the fact that we didn’t make the best purchasing choice. But the point of donating is to help others and to feel good about it. During this pandemic, people have fallen on hard times, making sense to give to others. Those old sweaters that brought you so much joy could have a new life cycle, and someone else can find joy in them too. Plus, it’s the holiday season. Get into the giving spirit!
Selling old items isn’t a bad idea. Everyone loves a good yard sale or a trip to the flea market. It makes sense that you want to make money off the things you may have spent years’ worth of money on. However, the process of selling items can be time-consuming, and if your goal is to take things off of your hands right away, donations are the quicker option.
The Top Ways to Donate Items
- Give old, usable things away to friends or family members.
- Give away your items to a group that you’re a part of, such as a church group or volunteer group.
- Use Facebook’s Marketplace feature
- Find organizations such as rescue missions or shelters.
The Responsibility of Recycling
Some items don’t make sense to donate. If these items are recyclable, you should recycle them. Recycling isn’t a habit that many people form in their everyday lives, but it matters. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, this is one way to do so.
How to Know What’s Worth Donating
At this point, donating your old items probably sounds like an ethical idea. Even with that in mind, that still leaves the question of WHAT you should set free. The rule to follow is that if you haven’t touched a particular item in months or years, it’s time to reevaluate if you need it.
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