The New Year is a favored time for cleaning out closets and storage areas in home and office.
Consider using this time to help non-profits.
- Goodwill, Salvation Army, Purple Heart and like charities help the world in 3 ways a) keeping things out of landfills b) helping create jobs and c) helping individuals and families obtain necessary items that they could not otherwise afford.
- Don't forget shelters for domestic abuse. These shelters often have their own resale shops which allow eligible individuals to come and pick out needed items, as well as giving packages of clothing and toiletries to those who need them.
- Don't forget animal shelters. Animal shelters and charities need old towels and newspapers as well as food and toys.
De-cluttering your home and office is a win-win situation! Don't forget to get a tax receipt. Some organizations (such as Goodwill) have a site online to help you keep track of your donations for the year!