With warmer weather here (or on its way depending on your neck of the woods), it may be time to start thinking about cleaning out your closet. After all, spring cleaning is totally your thing, right? From shoes to clothes, items can build up over time, and these 3 ways to get rid of stuff you no longer need will help you make sure that those things don’t go to waste but that they’re no longer hogging room in your apartment.
The truth is that we probably all have purchased stuff that we never used or will not use again. From clothes to appliances to tools, there’s probably a closet or drawer somewhere full of things you know you’ll never use or wear again. There’s good news, though. There are great options for you if you don’t want these items to go to waste. So, what should you do?
1. Check For Donation Drop-Off Sites
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If you’re looking to get rid of stuff in the easiest way possible, donation drop-off sites are ideal. If you’ve managed to rack up an obscene amount of clothing since moving into your first apartment, Goodwill has 3,200 stores plus thousands more convenient drop-off sites around the country. All you need to do is gather your clothing and shoes (but please be aware of quality. Donating clothing you wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing means you shouldn’t be donating it) and head to the closest drop-off point. Then, boom! You’re free of excess items, and they haven’t gone to waste.
2. Check For Pick-Up Services
When you donate goods to our Family Stores, the proceeds are used to fund our Adult Rehabilitation Centers, where those struggling with substance abuse find help, hope, and a second chance at life.
Whether you’re considering moving or just upgrading some of your furniture, getting rid of large items can be a difficult task. Don’t worry, though. There’s good news. Many charitable organizations will help you get rid of your stuff at your own place! Yep, you don’t even have to haul your couch anywhere. Organizations such as the Salvation Army will come to your place to pick-up your donation, and the Salvation Army specifically allows you to schedule pick-up online. Talk about easy, right? There’s no reason any of the oversized goods should be going to waste.
Pro Tip: If you are donating old electronics, such as computers, make sure you delete all your data from the memory first.
3. Try Selling Your Goods Online
So maybe you want some extra cash. There’s no shame in that. Donations don’t work for everyone, so why not try to sell some of the items you’re looking to purge? There are tons of venues for you to safely sell your goods. Ebay is a great resource for selling your items, and honestly, you can sell just about anything on the site. Then, there’s more traditional avenues like reaching out to friends and family via social media to sell goods. Of course, there’s always Craigslist. The important thing here, however, is to always be safe. Meet in public places and keep your most personal information private, and you could be pocketing some cash.
Clearly, there’s more than enough ways for you to get rid of stuff. From free in-home pick-up for larger items to simple drop-off locations, and for sale sites, you’ve got options. Now, it’s just time for you to start cleaning.