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A New Reason to Declutter! Swap or Recycle for a Good Cause

Article by Fabafterfifty

How to declutter, swap and donate to a good cause,all in one go!

Do you find it difficult to throw things away?

It seems you’re not alone, with 4 out of 10 women confessing to having cupboards which are bursting at the seams. I’ll be the first to put up my hand and say that I hang on to things ’just in case’ ! So why do some of us find it so hard to part with things?

The biggest reason for hanging on to unwanted items isn’t laziness, according to 95% of women. Instead, hoping that things will come in handy (53%) or not wanting to waste something still works (29%) are the real reasons our cupboards get clogged up. More than four in ten women (41%) have ’at least’ a couple of drawers worth of things that are never or rarely used – and one in five (21%) have a wardrobe or more.

Part with unwanted items and help the RSPCA

What if we could be encouraged to part with our ’extra’ items and help good causes at the same time? Netcycler  launched in the UK last month and a new feature makes it easy to pass on things you don’t need anymore in return for donations to the RSPCA or Rainforest Foundation UK. The site already lets you to swap your unwanted things for stuff you do need, potentially helping you to save money by trading for rather than buying new items.

By helping people to donate from their front rooms, either in return for something they do need or for an environmental donation, Netcycler hopes to turn unloved stuff into cash for charities and take the guilt out of getting what you want.
To make a donation through Netcycler, site users need to upload the items they want to give away, such as clothes, accesories and shoes, and set a reasonable price. When the item is sold Netcycler forwards the proceeds to the chosen charity. By helping people to pass on items they no longer need and promote their chosen charity, the site helps to increase the life cycle of objects and show new audiences that reusing items has environmental as well as financial benefits.  

To start swapping and donating, visit www.netcycler.co.uk


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