If you live in the United States, it’s likely that you have more articles of clothing than you really know what to do with. After all, the average woman in today’s day and age (and who is living in this country) will have as many as 30 full outfits, meaning that she has a brand new outfit or just about every single day of the month. A woman living just about 100 years ago, to put things in perspective, would likely only have about nine complete outfits – and many people in those days still considered that to be something of a luxury.
The average home in the United States has a great deal of objects in it as well – typically around 300,000 of them at the very least and sometimes even considerably more than that. Decluttering and making charitable donations such as taking the time to donate old clothing can be hugely beneficial for making a home feel less cluttered and easier to live in. However, taking the time to donate old clothing can be more difficult than the average person might think, as many of us develop emotional attachments to our clothes. However, for those living in a one to two climate part of the country, everything that has not been worn in six months should be donated. So too should you donate old clothing that simply does not fit your anymore.
And taking the time to donate old clothing is hugely beneficial not just for your, but for the world as a whole – and in a number of different ways. For one thing, giving to charity is something that has become hugely popular here in the United States (with more than 70% of all people partaking in it on a yearly basis) and is a great way to give back to your community. Charities such as the American Red Cross are always looking for used clothing donations, as such charities provide a wide array of services to a wide array of people.
After all, the American Red Cross is likely to be more than accepting of people looking to donate old clothes, as they provide many services to people in need. Not only do they give people clothing, but also shelter and food and blankets and even blood that has been donated, should that be determined to be necessary. The typical America Red Cross location is also open every single day of the year and every hour of the day – including major holidays – meaning that they are likely to take just about any useful donation that comes their way, whether you might be looking to donate old clothes or other old textiles such as blankets that are still in a decently good condition.
Taking the time to donate old clothes can also be hugely beneficial from an environmental standpoint as well. After all, the average person in the United States now throws away as many as ten pounds of clothing alone over the course of a single year. There is simply no denying the fact that this is hugely and incredibly wasteful indeed – and that, for the sake of our planet, something must be done to curb this excessive waste that almost every single one of us – at least here in the United States but in many other parts of this wold as well – has had a hand in producing.
Donating to a clothing donation center is one great way to do this. After all, taking the time to donate old clothing will not only help to declutter your home, but will help to keep your old clothing from eventually ending up in a landfill, where it will serve no useful purpose ever again. Fortunately, more and more people are choosing to donate old clothes here in the United States as well as in many other places all throughout the world and even just one person choosing to donate old clothing instead of simply throwing old clothing away can make some sort of difference and is better than making none at all.