When donating to organizations such as Goodwill, most people think of clothing, but there are a slew of items around the house you can also donate or recycle. So before you throw something in the trash, check to see if you can donate or recycle it.
Goodwill has a partnership with Dell to help consumers get rid of their computers in an environmentally-responsible way while also receiving a tax deduction.
Don’t know what to do with that old cell phone you no longer use? Organizations such as Goodwill collect old cell phones so they can be recycled.
When you donate your old books you get the duel benefit of freeing up shelf space for the latest novels as well as the gratification of sharing a good book with others.
If you have any extra housewares that are going unused such as a vacuum cleaner or toaster, no need to waste space storing them or add them a landfill when someone else can put them to good use.
If you recently made over your bedroom or bathroom, donate the bedding or towels rather than adding clutter too your already jammed-packed linen closet.
If you found some jewelry or handbags that don’t really fit with your style any more, donate them to allow someone else to put her own fashion twist on them.
If your baseball equipment is doing nothing but collecting dust in the garage it might be time to donate it. And who knows? You might be helping a future baseball star get his start.
Sometimes trying to sell your car isn’t worth the hassle, so donate it; 100 Goodwill agencies accept vehicles. Not only are you doing a good deed, you also qualify for a nice tax deduction.
Spring is a great time to clean and get rid of items you no longer use. But that doesn’t mean they should go in the trash, many items can be donated or recycled.