While the weather we’ve been having lately may lead you to believe otherwise, spring is finally here! We tend to think of spring as a time for rejuvenation and freshness, which comes as no surprise considering how often we associate spring with the concept of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a fantastic way to take stock of what you have in your home and clean out everything that has become unnecessary, but it’s also a great time to give back to your community and redistribute the resources you have but don’t really need.
Getting Rid of Clothing
As the weather warms up, we tend to take a good look at what our wardrobes consist of. While the weather was colder and certain kinds of clothing couldn’t be worn, our body shapes may have changed, our personal preferences could have adapted, or we may just realize we own too much! Donating your clothing is a great way to give back to your community, particularly if you have clothes suitable for interviewing, as that can be a huge help in someone getting a much needed job.
Narrowing Your Pantry Down
Many homeowners tend to stop up on canned goods and other non-perishable items during winter. If a snowstorm leaves you trapped in your home, you always want to make sure you have something to eat. Now that the weather has cleared up, it might be a good time to get rid of some of that pantry clutter and give it back to members of your community who really need it. What may be a snowstorm necessity for you could be a year-round need for others!
Clean Up the Clutter
Got some old electronics you don’t get around to using? Maybe you have some sports equipment that isn’t being utilized regularly? These are the kinds of items that can massively benefit your community. Try posting them to free listing boards on the Internet for your neighbors to potentially take advantage of.
Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Volunteering in Baltimore
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