It’s spring and you know what that means — time to pull out that spring cleaning checklist! For many people, spring cleaning entails the usual chores, such as cleaning out the pantry, reorganizing the garage, and power washing the patio furniture. However, too few people realize that a bulk of spring cleaning needs to be done in your very own wardrobe or bedroom closet. That’s right — you probably have way too much clothing!
Now, before you try and say that there’s no such thing as too much clothing, consider the fact that Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothes to landfills every year. And considering that almost 100% of clothing can be recycled or donated, this is proof that America truly has a shopping problem.
And conveniently enough, spring cleaning is a great time to cut down on items that you don’t need and dispose of them responsibly. One of the best means of disposing of old clothing is by bringing them to a clothing drop off for used clothing donations. Clothes donation is beneficial in a number of ways. Wanna know more, read on to find out!
Reduces Clothing Waste
Remember that landfill filled with clothing we mentioned earlier? When you donate clothes, you help to end the vicious cycle of clothing waste. In fact, 2006, 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from landfills thanks to used clothing purchases.
Makes a Difference in Your Community
When you donate clothes to a charity, it’s not only guaranteed that your clothing will go to those in need, but the proceeds will also directly give back to the communities that need it most. Remember, something that might be your idea of clutter might be an essential or a treasure to someone else!
Free Yourself From the Material
Life is so much more than the things that we accumulate. By donating your clothing, you’re not only making a difference in someone else’s life, but you’re also giving yourself the freedom to live without ties to your material possessions. Instead, you’ll have time to focus on what really matters.
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