Turn Spring Cleaning into an
Act of Charity - Donate!
As the weather is getting warmer and spring is around the corner, Cabin Fever gives way to Spring Cleaning! If your family is like mine, piles of clothing, toys, and household goods clutter the home by the end of winter. As you're sorting through the clutter, turn your ritual spring cleaning into an act of good by donating your extra belongings!
In the pantry, look for nonperishable food items that you could do without. If the canned corn is starting to collect dust in your cupboard, consider if a family in need might benefit from it more than yours. Look for canned fruit and vegetables, baby food, rice, powdered milk, coffee, peanut butter - as long as the food has not expired and is nonperishable, start a collection to take to a local food drive, or check out Feeding America to find one.
In your closet, identify those garments that you rarely wear - the hand-knit sweater that doesn't quite fit, the jeans that are a little too snug, or the hooded sweatshirt that's been shoved to the back of the drawer. Take these seldom worn items and donate to those in need. Offer your garments to your favorite thrift store or charity.
Around the house, look for items long forgotten and collecting dust, and consider whether you really need to keep them. Books you've read can be donated to libraries and organizations. Childhood toys, extra kitchen ware, bikes, small electronics, and personal care items - give these items a second life by donating to those who need it more. Use Donation Town to find the right charity near you and schedule a pick-up.
Get a head start with your spring cleaning, free some space in your home, and help a family in need by donating this year!