Decluttering by Donating to Charity
Posted June 4, 2008on:
There’s an excellent post and discussion on unclutterer.com today about the ins and outs of donating used clothing and other items to charity.
As a veteran of the non-profit world, I’ve been on the receiving end of donated items that should have gone into the trash, and instead required valuable staff time for sorting and purging. I’ve also had trouble finding organizations who are interested in taking my clothes and shoes because they’re on the small side.
What Erin at unclutterer suggests is that you do some research ahead of time to find out who takes what, and avoid frustration on both ends.
Nothing feels better than clearing out bags and boxes of things that you don’t want or need anymore – and what could be more satisfying than knowing that someone else will be grateful to have them? Just use caution and common sense when choosing where to donate!