Many Charities Pick Up Donations at Your Home

Charity clothing pick up

Have you seen those articles that talk about how you can live a simpler life? One recent challenge is to see if you can live for a month with thirty pieces of clothing. You select a 30 piece wardrobe from all of the clothes that you have and see if you can challenge yourself to wear nothing but those 30 items for 30 days. Some are calling it the 30 for 30 challenge. Could you do it? Could you find a way to live a simpler life that would start with purging your closet of the unworn clothing you possess?
A simpler life seems to be the goal of many right now. From small houses to small vehicles we seem to be a society that is migrating toward two opposite directions. In one direction you find those people who still seem to be caught up in the race to buy more, spend more, and own more. At the opposite end of the spectrum are the minimalists who have decided that they do not want to be weighed down with the trappings of our modern world.
If you happen to fall on the side of the spectrum that is closer to leading a minimalist life you might find yourself in the process of sorting through your closet, your kitchen, and your garage in an effort to get rid of the items that you do not use. If this is the case, hopefully you are in contact with a group that offers to collect donations that pick up at home.
Did you know that 45% of recycled clothing ends up being worn as secondhand clothing? Just because you no longer have a use for some of the items crowding your closet does not mean it should be thrown in the trash. Donations of clothing benefit young adults, as well as families with children. Simply by searching the internet for “donations that pick up at home,” you can easily find several options, including green charities and wounded veteran charities.
Currently, Americans recycle or donate a very small portion of their used clothing. While a mere 15% gets donated, people in the U.S. send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year. Imagine all of the people who would benefit if instead of sending clothing to the dump, you would simply search for “donations that pick up at home.” We live in a world that is too often concerned about owning and purchasing, instead of giving and donating. What are you doing to change this trend? Are you finding a good home for your clothing donations and your household donations?