When To Donate Clothes To Charity


Local clothing donations

Have you looked in your closet recently only to discover that you have way too many clothes and you desperately need to get rid of some? When that thought pops in to your head where do you think to donate? Today there are so many wonderful places to donate used clothing and items to that you won’t have trouble finding one. Here are a few ideas of when to donate clothes so that your closets won’t keep filling up:

1. Holidays – Did you know that the average American throws away nearly 70 pounds of clothing, every year? Think about how much good we could do if that same amount was given to local charity organizations? Around the holidays is always a good time to clean out your own closet because you will more than likely be receiving some new clothing to fill it with! Not everyone is that fortunate, but think of the smiles on the faces of the people who open up their Christmas gives to find one of your old sweaters or shirts when they haven’t had a new piece of clothing in years. Spread some holiday joy this year by donating clothing to charity.

2. Spring Cleaning – Today, the average American buys at least twice as many pieces of clothing as they did 20 years ago. Which should mean that we have twice as many pieces of clothing to get rid of now! The next time you get out the broom and mop for your annual spring cleaning remember that your closet may need some cleaning too! Keep in mind that people from all walks of life, from children to veterans can benefit form your used clothing donations.

3. Before A Move – Another answer to the “when to donate clothes” question is before an upcoming move. Whether you are moving across town or across the country you ought to use that as an excuse to purge. The less you have to pack up the better, right? When you are packing your closet into boxes, a good rule of thumb is: if you haven’t worn an item in 6 months, it’s time to let it go.

So, are you still asking yourself “when to donate clothes?” Holidays, spring cleaning, and before a move are all good ideas to keep in mind, but in reality you can donate clothes whenever you need or want to. Many charities now even offer to pick up clothing donations from your home to save you a trip. Make someone’s day today by dropping off your used clothing.