Moving is quite exhausting. You have to deal with tons of complicated paperwork, pack all your belongings, lift and carry all the household items and take them safely from one property to another. While you are busy accomplishing each of these tasks, your closet is one place which may take longer than usual. Deciding which clothes to take along and which ones to leave behind can be a time-taking process. Some of you may pack everything only to regret later that why didn’t you leave behind some. Since fashion keeps on changing and what’s in vogue today may become outdated tomorrow. Unlike other household items which you need for your life to be on tracks, clothes can be dispensed off to help others in need. Donating your clothes serves two purpose, firstly you can cut down on a few shipment boxes and others help someone wear good quality clothes.
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So if you have move on your mind, this article is bound to help you realize that donating your clothes can be a real life savior for a lot of people out there. Below listed are some of the most thriving options which accepts second-hand clothes and make best possible efforts to provide them to people in need.
- Consignment shops
Consignment shops are similar to thrift stores, but they work a little bit differently. Instead of just dropping off clothes for the store’s benefit, you get a little something in return. Sounds good. It’s not a donation per se, but several consignment shops sell clothing at low price points to make their stock more accessible for people with not so affluent backgrounds.
Besides, there are two types of consignment shops: ones that pay you upfront for the items that they want to take (before re-selling them for a slightly higher price) and ones that display your item and give you a portion of the items if and when it sells. Unlike thrift stores, consignment shops have higher standards for what they will accept or reject. For instance, you may bring in a box with 20 items only to accept six, or might not accept at all. Consignment shops are just the right place to sell your exclusive collection before the big move.
- Local shelters, community centers, or religious centers
It is not just third world countries where you have the homeless and poverty-stricken people. Even in some parts of the United States, there are communities with people living in not so good conditions. In particular, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, orphanages and other organizations that work with people going through difficult times in their lives are almost always open to accepting your unwanted clothing that is in good, wearable condition. You can call ahead of time to ensure they are accepting clothing donations at that time, or you can simply go and drop off your items. Remember, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
- Soles4Souls and Clothes4Souls
Although you have thrift stores and consignment shops to drop off used clothes of your children, there are others as well. Soles4Souls and Clothes4Souls, two sister organizations accepts new and used clothing donations and other items which they then distribute to people who are in need. They do everything from stocking clothing closets at schools, especially, in impoverished districts so children have something clean to wear every day to building playgrounds out of recycled shoes. The organization has also partnered with a mega giant ‘Zappos for Good’ to simplify the donation process and bring a smile on someone’s face. Your donation today makes someone’s tomorrow. Go ahead and search your closet, you will surely find a pile of unwanted clothes.
- Planet Aid
Do you always wonder what happens to your old clothes? Are you concerned about our planet? If yes, we have included Planet Aid in the list. This donation center is ideal for people who think as much about the environment as it is about giving back. Unwanted clothes are thrown in garbage pins end up piling up in landfills. Now you have every reason to worry. On the brighter side, Planet Aid is here to help. This organization has kept collection bins in good numbers all around the country, sorts through dropped off items anywhere, anyplace, sell what they can at their resale shops, and properly recycle the rest (no landfills, for sure). The money raised through Planet Aid’s resale shops goes for the economic development of masses in struggling countries, with clothing accepted for men, women, and children. Save your planet with Planet Aid. Their motto – Reuse, Recycle and Reduce.
Happy travel, happy donating…