Celebrate the year’s extra day this Wednesday by donating
your extras to charity. Added bonus? When mom tells ya it’s time to clean your
closet—argh, spring cleaning!—you can flash her a grin and tell her it’s
already been taken care of. Ready to give your extras a second life? Donate…
Clothes you haven’t worn for a year
If you haven’t worn it in the last 12 months (and it’s clean
and in good condition), then it’s time to let someone else try it on for size.
Are you really gonna miss that sweater or 10 of your 20 white tees?
The change that’s been rattling around your purse for
Unless you’re payin’ for cafeteria cookies with change (or
frequent parking meters or Laundromats), all that change is just weighing you
down. Find a CoinStar machine and add up your dough, then donate it to your
Books you’re not gonna read again
Come on, be honest: How many of the paperbacks stacked on
your bookshelf are you gonna reread? We’re betting not that many. Go through
your stash and pull out the ones you’re definitely not gonna give a second
look. Take them to your local library, an after school program or a homeless
Toys that are collecting dust
There are tons of kids who would love to hug that teddy bear
you aren’t attached to, or play with that Tonka truck you toted around when you
were in your tomboy toddler phase. Go through your old things (and your sibs’, with permission), and
donate the ones you can spare to Toys for Tots, a shelter or daycare center.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/26/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN charity, do gooder