5 Reasons You Should Donate Your Old Clothes
Old clothes are taking up space in your drawers and closet, and you’re considering what to do about it. Do you bag them up, and throw them in the trash? Do you load up your car and make the journey to a donation site? Or do you find someone who can take and reuse your old clothing items?
Before you go any further, consider why donating your clothes to DonateStuff.com is a great choice. Our FREE service makes it easy for you to donate your old clothes and do some good in the process.
1. Help the Environment
Did you know that 20 billion tons of clothes end up in landfills each year? These items end up emitting greenhouse gasses as they break down which contribute to climate change. Plus, manufacturing new clothing demands a lot of our natural resources, during a time when we’re trying to reduce our collective carbon footprint.
Donating your clothes is a better choice for the environment. Rather than rotting away in a landfill, your old clothing can be reused or recycled into something new. We’re happy to report that our donors help us keep 470,000 tons of clothing out of landfills each week.
2. Enjoy Mental Health Benefits
Even if having a positive impact on the environment isn’t your priority, there’s another important reason to consider cleaning out your unwanted clothing: You.
Many people feel stressed out when their environment is cluttered and disorganized. That’s why your mental health can benefit from cleaning out your old clothes. Believe it or not, tidying your drawers and closet can help you feel calmer and more in control of your life. Plus, taking small actions like cleaning out your closet can make you feel a sense of accomplishment.
3. Make Room for This Season’s Clothes
After you clean out your old clothes, you may find you need something new. The great news is that you’ve freed up room in your closet and drawers, so you have the space for new clothing. Or, if you need to switch out items in your closet based on the season, a good clean-out ensures you have adequate room to keep everything organized.
4. Receive a Tax Write Off
Not only is it FREE and easy to schedule a donation pick up from DonateStuff.com – helping you do some good for yourself and the world – you can also get a deduction for your donation at tax time!
5. Feel Good About Doing Good
Donating your old clothes to DonateStuff.com not only does you some good, but it also helps support local charities. DonateStuff.com partners with charities in your area and you can choose which organization you want to benefit.
DonateStuff.com Contactless Pickup
When you’re ready to tidy up and donate your clothing, schedule a free donation pick up with DonateStuff.com. We promise it’s easy, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing something good for yourself and your local community.
We serve the greater metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Houston, and Northern Connecticut.