A wise man once said that “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. Holding onto unnecessary possessions can be quite vexing and leave a homeowner feeling overwhelmed by clutter. Closets too crowded and packed with clothes and old toys that you may never need again? Why not consider giving it away to be used by another.
In the gospel according to Luke, it informs mankind to “give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over…” Luke 6:38. While those old golf pants or pair of 1980’s shoes that were once your favorite may seem to not be as appealing as they once were, another individual may be grateful having found a pair of warm pants and reliable shoes. There are so many benefits in taking a couple of hours out of the week to sort out a crowded closet or perusing dresser drawers and cupboards, pulling out unused and overlooked items. A financial gain can be achieved if these items are sold on consignment, and someone who is limited financially can find inexpensive bargain clothing to cloth their loved ones.
Halloween is coming! If you clean out your vintage closet now, someone will put together a great 1970’s hippie costume and appear at your front step waiting for a sweet treat! Those old pairs of jeans might make a struggling mother happy, since she now has more than two pairs of jeans to match with her limited wardrobe. You can put $30 dollars or more into your own pocket selling forgotten household items and clothing, a great incentive for Christmas shopping and preparing for the holidays.
It can be quite entertaining to make a pile in your living room of all of the things that go unused and unworn. You will feel like a new person, purging out the junk and feeling even more satisfied while someone appreciates it as treasure. Open your closet and look at all of the old suits that you no longer use. If you give these away or sell them on consignment, you are not only reaping a financial gain but you could also be helping a disadvantage person dress for success at the workplace. God calls for his children to see our actions through his eyes and look at the greater picture.
There are a number of ways to make giving a reality. If one chooses to simply donate their possessions without expecting any gain, New Destinations thrift store is most likely the ideal location to take these things. It is a charity that is designed to benefit the New Destiny Treatment Center for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. It is located at: 1230 Wooster Road West Barberton,Ohio (330) 706-9092. This establishment also accepts furniture donations in addition to clothing. Looking to give away more upscale designs and want to find a safe home for them? Set up an appointment at A Repeat Appearance located at 4054 Fishcreek Road Stow, Ohio 44224 (330) 686-7777. Men and women’s designer and vintage fashions are best accepted at Revival located at 822 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44303.
A nice amount of pocket change can be made in the resale of children’s clothing and baby items. Gently used baby items such as strollers, walkers, and items that only get used in small portions of a child’s development are also among the things that end up in storage closets and basements. Gather these items and make some Christmas shopping money at Once Upon a Child located at 4272 Kent Road Suite 10 Stow, Ohio 44224 (330) 688-7176.
Why wait until spring to clean and purge your home? Begin now before the holiday rush and it is possible that you will make someone happy at the find of their new treasure, while you are freeing yourself of your “junk”.