Future You - Episode 66
Posted by Tim
Quick- name a family tradition when you were younger that involved:
This holiday season, if you’re visiting your siblings, and want to do good and ‘Donate your old clothes’, we suggest doing so via the family tradition of the ‘Hand-me-Down’.
If you have younger siblings, rekindle your childhood memories by going through your closet as a adult and wrap up a memorable gift of ‘old clothes hand-me-downs’ that you’re donating to them from bottom of your heart (and the back of your closet).
If you have older siblings, it’s time to share with them what they missed growing up, by sharing with them clothes you no longer miss and revel in seeing what they look like dressed like you. It’s your way to display your ‘goodwill’.
To help you ‘Donate your old clothes’ here’s a simple 2-step process:
Your Future You called and wanted to playfully torment you like an older sibling. Your ‘Future You’ said holding onto your ‘un-donated clothes’ works for you because they will eventually come back in style…and Mom always liked ‘Future Me’ better.
P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing Companies help clients ‘Donate your old clothes’ by helping guests choose their favorite clothes before moving to a furnished, monthly rental. The clothes left behind should be, by default, a good source of ‘old clothes to donate’. Alternatively, when you leave your furnished apartment, if you want to donate any old clothes, just leave them in the closet and let us know and we’ll torment our siblings… or drop them off at Goodwill!
Why does this ‘Future You’ Series exist? What’s it about?
Most clothing ends up either burned or sitting in a landfill, but if you donate your old clothes to the appropriate place, there's a better chance that someone can put it to good use. For example, if you have an old prom dress, donate it to a high school taking gown donations. Got an old blazer or suit? Donte it to Dress for Success, which gives work clothes to women entering the workforce.