“Spring cleaning” is a term used frequently around this time to talk about getting rid of old things to make room for new ones. However, wouldn’t you rather donate what you’re not using and make sure it finds a new home instead of just throwing it out with the rest of the trash?
Approximately 10 million tons of clothing ends up in landfills every year, while 5 billion pounds are donated to charities every year. This is a massive difference in number, considering that virtually every piece of clothing or textile within the home can be recycled, even if it isn’t in the best shape.
The average American throws away nearly 70 pounds of clothing, linens, and other textiles each year. Imagine what could happen when you choose to donate clothes instead. Currently, we only donate or recycle 15% of our used clothing. And where do those donations end up?
As previously mentioned, they won’t end up in the landfill with everything else, so you’re already helping the environment. And i
Winter may be here for a bit longer, but spring is around the corner! We love spring for the colors and weather that it brings, but also because for many of us it is a jumpstart for spring cleaning. Nothing feels better than purging from cabinets and closets to make a more organized and clean home. To add an element of kindness and community to this years spring cleaning, consider donating your used clothing and home goods to a local organization that accepts charitable donations. Below are just a few examples of the people you’ll be helping:
Children - At most charity organizations you will find some type of childrens section that has everything from books and toys to clo