How to Tell Which Things to Toss, Sell, or Donate

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Charitable donations feel good–no doubt about it. When you donate clothes, food, medical supplies, and any other kind of goods, you can’t help but feel a sense of pride and good will. What’s more, donating clothes keeps them out of landfills where they take up precious space. You not only help those less fortunate, you help the Earth!

While the benefits of contributing to veterans clothing donations are clear, it can be difficult to decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to just throw away. Here’s a few tips to help you figure out what you can contribute to veterans clothing donations.

When to Sell.

It’s okay to sell some things and make a little cash back. You don’t have to donate everything to veterans clothing donations. The key is to know what things you should sell. You should put things in your sell pile if you can make enough back from it to offset the cost of having to organize its sale, and if you can even be bothered to organize its sale. Be honest with yourself–will you really find the time to sell it online or at a used clothing store? If not, it’s probably best to give it to veterans clothing donations instead.

When to Donate.

Everyone has a different idea of what should and shouldn’t go to veterans clothing donations. The thing is that it’s less about knowing what things you should give away, and what things that veterans clothing donations won’t want. Most charities wind up tossing tons and tons of donations because they’re simply unusable. Basically, don’t donate junk. If you don’t wear something because it doesn’t fit or you simply don’t like it anymore–good–donate it. If it’s stained and tattered, just chuck it.

For all else–the things you can’t sell nor donate–just toss them away. You’ll be much better off. If you have any questions about figuring out what you can sell and what you can give to veterans clothing donations, feel free to ask in the comments.