#ygkChallenge: Household Clean Up

donate household goods, donate clothing and shoesWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Donate what you no longer need. For at least a month I’ve had to navigate my way around a giant box in our front hallway that is overflowing with used clothing, footwear and household items. In spite of the size of our donation, you would never know we got rid or anything looking at our closets, dressers and cupboards. While ridding ourselves of unused clothing and household goods is liberating, it also begs the question why we consume so much in the first place?  This week, I want to encourage you to take a hard look at what you didn’t wear this Summer. Pay particular attention to the bits of clothing you’re holding on to, but haven’t worn in years and likely won’t enjoy any time soon. Why not set it free and give it a new home or purpose? With cooler months ahead, we should also look to winter coats, snowsuits, boots and other accessories we no longer have use for.  Donate your items to a organization or charity to benefit the local community.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to ablight for today’s photo.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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