If being quarantined in my house for more than a month taught me anything, it's that I have way too much clutter! If you're like me and can't wait to KonMari your old toys or outdated clothes, you've probably also found yourself wondering, "Who would possibly take this junk off my hands?" Well, you'd be surprised to find out how many people would buy the things you no longer want! However, if you're considering selling your stuff, you might as well do it for a good cause. Here are four great ways to get rid of your things while donating to charity!
1. Ebay for Charity
Selling items on eBay for Charity is just like selling on eBay, except that you will be able to choose what percentage of each sale is donated to a charity of your choice. You can choose to give anywhere between ten and one hundred percent of the sale, and eBay will reduce your fees by the same percentage. Buyers will be able to see that your product is being sold for charity, which may also incentivize them to buy your product over others!
2. ThreadUp's Donation Program
If you don't have time to list individual items on eBay, ThredUp's donation program is for you! For every one of their "Clean Out" bags you fill, you can give five dollars to charity. ThredUp makes it incredibly easy to donate, as they send the bag right to your door. All you have to do is fill it up and ship it out!
3. A Good, Old Fashioned Yard Sale
If you'd prefer to sell your goods in person, a yard-sale is a tried and true method to make money that you can then donate to the charity of your choice. Whether through flyers or neighborhood sites such as NextDoor, be sure to advertise your sale well so that you can make as much as possible!
4. Donate to Thrift Stores
If you're looking to donate your goods directly, you should try to find Goodwill, Salvation Army, or ReStore locations near you. Their drop-off protocols may have changed because of COVID-19, so be sure to check their websites before visiting!
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