How to prepare clothes for donation
OK, so you’ve got a nice full bin liner of pre-loved clothes that you’ve outgrown. You’ve checked the quality and they’re all in good condition: now what? If you are donating clothes to charity shops the priority is to get them clean!
To do so follow your normal laundry routine, but give these clothes an extra bit of love. Use a fresh and floral detergent like Surf’s Delicate Moonflower Liquid or those little Persil capsules that remove so many types of stains. Hang out on the line or put in the dryer and then iron if necessary.
Where can I donate clothes to charity?
The next step in donating clothes is to decide where you want them to go. There are a few different options here:
- Many people like donating clothes to charity shops. These are then resold and the money funds the charity’s good work.
- Alternatively you could try donating clothes at your local clothes bin. These are run by different charities that either send them to shops or break down the fabric for recycling.
- Finally, you could take clothes to shops collecting them for charity. Department stores often run this sort of initiative and sometimes give discounts in exchange for donations. Check online for any promotions like this near you.
With these tips and suggestions, donating clothes to charity will be easier than you thought. And if your clothes aren’t suitable for the charity shop due to damage or stains, then don’t despair. We have plenty of tips on how to recycle clothes when even charity shops don’t want them!