Why You Should Donate Instead of Throw Away Your Used Clothes

There is a sense of security that comes from knowing we own so many things. In our today’s world, many of us own more clothes than we actually need. And no matter how much joy we derive from the sight of a full wardrobe, if we have many clothes that we never wear, for the sake of space and orderliness we have to do something about them. It can be hard gathering used clothes together and disposing of them. Even when we do, seeing our once cherished possessions in the trash bag can be hard to bear. But the truth is they don’t have to end up in the trash. We can give them to those who are not as fortunate as us. There are lots good reasons why we should donate instead of through away our clothes.

1. Throwing away your clothes is wastefulness
Your clothes that you throw in the trash eventually end up in a landfill. When they are there, the government has to spend taxpayers money to dispose of textile waste. That money could be used to provide more amenities for the people. Donating your used clothes to Pick Up Please makes you a considerate and prudent citizen.

2. You can affect lives positively in your local community
When you donate your clothes at a local donation center, you get the chance to touch lives around you. There are less privileged people in your community who can benefit from your donation. The effects of your kind deeds do not have to be felt in a faraway land. Nothing gives us more joy than for us to see the positive effect of our acts of kindness towards others.

3. It conserves water
Water is life. The earth has more water than anything else but drinkable water it is still a scarce resource in many parts of the world. The world’s industries consume a lot of water that could be drunk by humans. It takes 1800 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.When you donate your used clothes instead of throwing them away, you indirectly save water that would have been used to manufacture new clothes.

4. Donating has never been easier
It is true that a lot of us find it difficult to give our used clothes to people because we don’t know how they would react. This is because people generally do not like being perceived as a charity case. The good thing now is that local charities make it easier for everyone, both the giver and the receiver, by acting as middlemen. You can give to the less privileged and still avoid the awkwardness. At the end of the day, everyone is happy- the giver, the receiver, and the middleman.

5. Give someone a confidence boost
How many times have you noticed yourself walking differently because you did not feel confident about what you were wearing? You must remember at least a few occasions. Well, there are people who feel this way most of the time. Imagine not showing up to important appointments because you do not have appropriate clothes. This is the most important reason why donating makes sense. You may think that your used clothes are not that cool, but why don’t you let the charities and those who need them decide that? Charities know how to sort every single item of clothing and decide the right use for them.

There are lots of other reasons why donating your clothes makes sense. Hope you have been motivated to give today.