Did you know giving away your items is the green thing to do? Many people receive new clothes and other items during the holidays. This prompts many to start purging some of the things they no longer use. Some people decide to throw these belongings into the trash, which contributes to landfills. Since landfills are filling up quicker than ever, it’s better to do something different with belongings that you longer want.
The Power of Hand-Me-Downs
Sure, having new things are great, but don’t underestimate the value of a hand-me-down. When you have friends or family that could use items you no longer want, whether it is clothing, technology, or even knick-knacks, gift it to them! When someone really needs something, they’ll appreciate it, whether it is new or not. Just make sure it isn’t broken.
Helping Those in Need
Many families are in need during the holidays. There are children who never receive gifts from Santa. There are many families who do not have warm, clean clothes to wear. They do not share in the joy of the season like many other people around the world. Wouldn’t it be nice if these families did have something to look forward to during this time of year? These people do not care if the items they receive are used as long as they are still in good condition. All they want are the same clothes, toys, and other items that they know other children get to have. You don’t have to know someone to donate. You can contact local churches, your Salvation Army, Goodwill, or other donation center to find out how you can ensure people in need receive your belongings. There’s always a need, so you won’t be turned away.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Consider donating some of your belongings this holiday season. Not only will you find space for your new things, but you’ll be helping the environment and people who need what you don’t want anymore.