Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dos and Don'ts of Donating

It's that time of year when people get rid of their old stuff to make room for the new stuff they probably don't need. As a frequent community volunteer nothing irritates me more than sorting through people's filthy junk to salvage something that can be sold or donated through the Salvation Army or the Goodwill. Here are some basic rules when it comes to donating. 


  • donate anything for which you wouldn't pay money
  • donate used lingerie or under garments
  • donate incomplete dish sets games or puzzles
  • donate dirty items
  • donate shoes if you have a history of athlete's foot

  • wash items before donating
  • repair minor rips or tears or missing buttons on clothing 
  • fold or bind outfits together so pieces aren't accidentally separated
  • donate new packages of undergarments
  • donate trendy clothes that are still in fashion

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