Consider this the Three Day Weekend Challenge.
One way to celebrate this Labor Day weekend is to set out a collection basket outside of each of your bedrooms and in the hallway to the kitchen. Although it may not seem like much of a party, if you spend a few minutes every time you are in a room pulling out a few items that you are no longer wear or use, you will be able to fill your collection baskets while you are getting ready to go to the picnic, to the lake, and to the family get together. Those full baskets can then be donated to the charities in your area that are the most in need.
Where Can I Donate Clothes That Are Gently Worn?
Many organizations will come to your home to pick up the clothing and household items that you would liked to donate. Scheduled on a once a month basis, in fact, organizations that help military families will even call before they pick up clothing donations from your porch or by the street. Fortunately, 95.4% of Americans participate at some level of charitable giving, and many of this giving actually takes place at the ground roots level of clothing and household giving.
Where Can I Donate Clothes That Are No Longer Wearable?
Even clothes that are no longer wearable can still serve a purpose. Donated to textile recycling companies, old clothes and household textiles can be sent to recycling plants. In fact, in the year 2012, Americans composed and recycled nearly 87 million tons of material. In spite of all those recycling donations in 2012, however, only 30% of the solid waste in America is actually recycled. In fact, the EPA estimates that while 75% of solid waste is recyclable, the current 30% that is recycled means that we still have a long way to go.
Finding the best way to combine a long three day weekend of fun and relaxation with a little closet cleaning might be the best answer about how to spend this Labor Day weekend.