Celebrate National Old Stuff Day!
Posted on: March 2, 2018
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq., CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting
National Old Stuff Day
In honor of National Old Stuff Day on March 2nd, Your Caring Law Firm suggests you celebrate your old stuff by giving it a meaningful send-off.
1. Old suits and work clothing: Dress for Success of Greater Orlando’s mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Consider cleaning out your closet and donating those fabulous jackets and scarves you haven’t worn in the last couple of years. Also, the Orange County Public Defender’s office accepts donations of clothing that is appropriate for litigants appearing in court proceedings, to ensure that the lack of proper attire does not affect the outcome of cases. Call 407-836-4806 to arrange a drop-off or pickup.
2. Antique furniture: Spoiler Alert! Your Gen X and Millennial kids have absolutely no interest in your things. They don’t even care about their own things.
National Old Stuff Day is a great reason to invite your loved ones over for dinner and ask them what they can take home with them right now. Then call an antique dealer for the rest.
If you’d like to donate, we are fans of the Mustard Seed of Central Florida. Their mission is to help rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing while being environmentally responsible to our community. They may also take your old unloved, but working electronics.
3. Linens and kitchen items: Harbor House of Central Florida needs towels, linens, pots and pans, and a number of other personal and household items in order to help domestic violence victims. Click here for more information on their needs, and how to schedule a donation.
4. Everything else: Does your neighborhood hold a giant garage sale? Put it on the calendar now! Otherwise, rally the neighbors on your street to do one together. Don’t haul your stuff back in the garage when it’s over. Schedule a pick up from the Salvation Army.