Instead of discarding your unwanted furniture, appliances, tools or clothes, try selling or donating them to groups and organizations that accept used goods. You can save money as well as reduce waste by purchasing furniture, appliances and clothes that are second-hand.

It’s easy for us all to make to make a difference – start by donating or reselling items to thrift stores or other organizations in need. You could receive a tax deduction or cash for them. Buy and sell second-hand items at fairs, bazaars, swap meets and garage sales. Organize a clothing swap with your friends or a garage sale in your neighborhood to encourage your friends and neighbors to get involved in reducing waste. You will surely find some treasures for yourself along the way!