As you start to fill your closet with new fall favorites, you might come across more than a few things you don't wear - or even want - anymore. You could sell them or give them to a friend - but if you're looking to do a little more good this holiday season, we've found 4 ways you can donate your unused clothes and things and give the thrill you felt when you first brought them home to someone who needs it.
1. The Nordstrom Give Back Box
Nordstrom just partnered with mail-in-donation company, Give Back Box, so that Nordstrom customers can donate gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry, or small household items by mail - at no cost to you!
Now, when you order anything from shop.nordstrom.com, you can save the box your order came in, fill it with the items you want to donate. Then print a prepaid shipping label and your clothes are off to local nonprofits and charities that sell the goods to fund job training and education programs. Nothing's more holiday season feeling than that.
2. Dress for Success
Did you get a new job that lets you be a bit more casual than business casual, but you still have all those fancy clothes? Or have you ditched the whole pinstriped work suit trend but are stuck with a suit from your past? Donate the business and interview worthy suits, blouses, skirts, shoes and more in your closet to Dress for Success to give women in need the chance to succeed!
The not-for-profit organization empowers women to succeed in the workforce, and in life, by giving any woman without the means to buy work-worthy attire the chance to have clothes that can get them a job interview, start a career, and change their lives. Donate these items by dropping them off at the nearest Dress for Success affiliate location near you, which you can find here!
Let's admit it - sometimes, when there's a good sale at the right shoe store, we can all get a little carried away with our shoe purchases. So, put those shoes you haven't worn in a while to good use by donating them to Soles4Souls! Since 2006, the company has distributed 30 million pairs of shoes in every state in the US and in 127 countries. The shoes go to kids that need shoes for school or adults that can't afford a pair of shoes for themselves.
You can change a life with your old shoes in 3 easy ways, whichever is best for you: Drop them off at a drop-off location near you (which you can find here); buy a shipping label and send your shoes straight from home to Soles4Shoes ($10 for up to 5 pairs; $25 for up to 12); or, if you love buying things on Zappos, donate via their charity partnership: Zappos For Good.
4. Task Rabbit Donation Drop Offs
Want to put your clothes to use for the greater good, but afraid you won't have time to print a label or get your donation box to the right place? Have someone else do it - with TaskRabbit!
All you've got to do is decide what charity you want to donate your clothes to, then jump onto Task Rabbit's "Donations" page. They'll ask you to put in your location, then you can tell them where you want your clothes to go and where the "Tasker" should come to pick them up! They'll take your donations to the charity you chose and now your home's clutter-free, almost as free as your afternoon!
Have you donated your clothes to a worthy cause before? Would you do it again? Tell us on our Facebook page, @TheListShowTV.