The end of the year and the holiday season are both great times to give back to others. Whether this is by donating your time, money or items you no longer need to a cause you care about, it’s a great time to show you care. The end of the year is also a great time to start cleaning out your home to get ready for the new year and all of your resolutions. So whey not combined the two over the next couple of weeks. Start cleaning out your home and see what items you are able to pass along to others in needs this year. There are some items that are more valuable then others. If you have old computers hanging around your home, clean them out and donate them. You are probably never going to power it up again and it is just taking up space you could probably use. Why not give it to someone that would appreciate having it and would use it. If you love to cook, chances are you are going to be getting new kitchen tools for the holidays. That means you can give your old kitchen tools and cookware to an organization like Goodwill, so that they can pass it along to a family that needs it. Another great item to donate this time of year is old video games. Get your kids permission on this one, but if you plan on buying them the latest and greatest give the older version to a child and brighten their day. Keep reading below for more ideas on what you should clean out of your house this holiday season and pass along to those in need. The holidays are busy, so why not kill two birds with one stone.
In a season when many of us are focused on gift buying or a tax deduction, December is a good time to think about another kind of giving: donating. Even if you are tapped out financially, you can still give back by donating clothing and household items you no longer use. You don’t have to spend money to be charitable — and the things lying around your house can have more of an impact than you may realize.