Everyone’s life has ups and downs. Sometimes, people fall on hard enough times that they need to shop for things that aren’t priced at full retail. They often end up at charity based organizations such as Goodwill. Those outfits rely on people to supply them with items that they can sell at a very reduced price over that found in stores. So, if you’re cleaning, and in the process, throwing out stuff that you think is junk, think again. It is said that one man’s (or woman’s) junk is another person’s treasure. This is especially true for those who struggle with rising prices on goods ranging from shoes to coats.
By bagging up items you no longer use, whether that’s because you don’t find them fashionable or interesting any longer, think outside of your own needs. Someone else may well have different tastes than you, and think that what you’re getting rid of is the coolest thing they’ve ever seen. Someone else might be able to keep warm wearing your old, barely worn, coat that someone got for you as a gift but that you never really liked very much. Another person might even be able to replace their shoes, worn down with holes in the soles, with a pair that you no longer find on your feet.
Take those bags to any charity drop-off, where you’ll often find a convenient experience that resembles a fast food drive-through. Simply drive into the appropriate dropoff bay, and hand your items to the attendant stationed there to accumulate the items dropped off. Depending on where you go, you may have to unload your stuff onto a waiting truck, or into a pile of other charity goods. It’s really not much more work that throwing your stuff out, by hauling it to the curb. But the impact from your giving could reverberate for years with needful strangers.