Ever thought about donating clothing to charity? If you’re like most of us in America, you’re throwing away about 70 pounds of clothes and other home textiles every year, accounting for about 5% of all municipal waste. Only about 15% of such items we throw away will ever get recycled, and we not only keep doing it, but we are buying twice as many items of clothing than the average person did 20 years ago. Donating clothing to charity can be a wonderful way of recycling as well as helping families in need. Here are four tips on how to make your donated clothes do genuine good.
- Donate good stuff. This doesn’t mean you donate the things you want to keep! It just means you shouldn’t be donating trash. If you wouldn’t wear it because it’s too dirty or is all torn up, guess what? Nobody else wants to wear that, either. Wash clothes before you d
You think that you have finally figured out the problem with the laundry.
You have too much.
Not just that you have too much laundry, but that you have too much in your closets.
With the exception of your husband who makes it a habit to go through his clothes at least once every two or three months, the rest of you in the house simply have too many clothes. From clothes in your closet that have not fit for years to super sale items that your teenage daughters just thought that they had to have, every closet in your house is jammed full. Your husband’s closet is neat and organized on the top rack where he keeps all of the clothes that he wears, however, the bottom rack is an entirely different story. When the clean clothes are hung and come upstairs from the laundry room, t