Spring has arrived (even if some of you are still stuck in winter coats and mittens)! A season of renewal; green and floral. It’s also the time of year when many families will take on the dreaded task of spring cleaning… but don’t you feel so much better when it’s done!?!
In case you are a little overwhelmed with the prospect of getting started this year, I found this handy little checklist from Martha Stewart to help you get organized.
I must admit, I have ulterior motives. While you are cleaning and organizing this year, I want you to pull out all the clothes you aren’t wearing anymore and don’t forget those towels that you’ve been meaning to toss out because they have holes or are worn and discolored. This month’s challenge is to donate!
Donating the clothing you aren’t using makes space in your closet, but also goes to someone that may not have afforded them new. What if someone was able to wear your donation to a job interview? Wouldn’t you feel good knowing you helped someone get a job that enabled them to take care of their family? I think so!
I recently read that half of Americans aren’t willing to travel more than 10 minutes to drop clothing off for donation. Use this locator to help you find one near you!
And what will you do with the towels I asked you to set aside? Any animal shelter or rescue would be delighted to receive them! Dogs and cats don’t care if the towels have a hole or two. They don’t care if there is a little fringe at the edge or a bleach spot. Shelters can use these donations to dry a wet animal, clean up messes, or simply as a soft bed for an animal to lay on. My furry friend, McGrady, is always accepting donations like these to deliver to rural shelters in need if you can’t find one near you.
Please share a picture of your gift or just tell your story on my Facebook page… it always inspires my readers to do great things!
Go now and spread the kindness friends!