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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Here’s a handy hand-me-down tip our money guru Sheila Conway came across recently. -- AP

That’s right, Anastasia, and it’s such a simple idea that I don’t know why I didn’t think of it long ago. We all have clothes that we donate to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross or other organizations periodically, right? Usually, that means cleaning out our dresser drawers and closets, and that can become a daunting task.

Why not keep a charity bag or box in your laundry room? After you launder an item you’ve decided to part with, place it in the bag or box instead of back in the closet or drawer. When the bag or box is full, call for a donation pick-up or bring it to your local drop-off center.

Brilliant, Sheila! What do you think, readers? Such a simple idea, right? 
Post a comment, and you could win the book being given away this week by our Book Club Friday guest author. -- AP


Kathy said...

I have a bag for charity clothes on my closet door. It's called My You're Never Going to Lose the Weight to Fit in it Again so GIVE IT UP.


Hmm...I need an entire closet labeled You're Never Going to Lose the Weight to Fit in it Again so GIVE IT UP.