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Clutter. It’s inescapable. But with new store-bought items, the last thing you want to do is hoard. So we’ve compiled a list of things that you can do to get rid of items that you have no need for:


1. Donate your old clothes @ Clothes4Dawah

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There’s no point in owning too many pairs of jeans or clothes, especially if you’ve outworn them. Just keep a few that you really like or can picture yourself wearing out and donate the rest! To donate your old threads, look out for Clothes4Dawah bins. They have bins at 11 different places including Bangsar,Petaling Jaya Kota Damansara.

The clothes that you donate will then go to the homeless, the needy and charity homes. Instead of just throwing your unwanted clothes out, just find one of these bins to help someone out!

2. Donate old electronic devices @ SOLS Tech

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Old tech that you need to discard? Why generate more e-waste when you can donate them to SOLS Tech? They take in any old electronic device such as computers, mobile phones and the like. They’ll refurbish it no matter the condition and donate it to the needy. SOLS Tech also provides IT education for the underprivileged.

For clunkier but undamaged items including fridges, washing machines and the like, consider donating them to Jumble Station. You can also contribute by donating groceries aside from the aforementioned. Jumble Station will then redistribute these contributions to less fortunate single parent families to help them become more financially sustainable.

3. Recycle @ H&M Malaysia

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If you’re not looking to donate, why not recycle your clothes instead? H&M Malaysia’s initiative is back again, this time from now to 25 Aug. All you need to do is bring your unwanted garments or textiles from any brand and in any condition to the H&M Orchard Building!

With every bag that you bring, a 15% voucher will be given to you plus a chance to win any of the following prizes: a reusable tote bag or any of the following vouchers – buy 1 get 1, 15% off entire purchase, and 15% off 1 item purchase.

4. Recycle @ Uniqlo Malaysia

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An initiative started back in 2014, Uniqlo Recycle is back for the third year. This time, Uniqlo Malaysia aims to strengthen their efforts to collect children’s clothing for refugee children. So if you have Uniqlo clothes that your children can’t fit into anymore, donate them to any Uniqlo store in Malaysia. The staff at Uniqlo will then redistribute them to refugee children in need!

5. Donate @ Salvation Army Malaysia’s Family Thrift Stores

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The Family Thrift Store (the social enterprise arm of Salvation Army Malaysia) accepts variety of items from clothing and electronics to commonly recycled items such as newspapers. Drop off your items at the following places: Ipoh, Melaka, Kuching, and Penang or at Kuala Lumpur Corps and Community Centre in OUG. The NGO distributes some of the goods to needy families in Malaysia and sells the rest at their stores to generate funds to further their causes.

6. Donate @ Charity Shoppe

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Created by Islamic Relief Malaysia (IR Malaysia) to raise funds for people in need, Charity Shoppe accepts a variety of things including books, computers and even tableware in good condition. However, there aren’t any pick-up services or drop-off points so donations need to be sent directly to Charity Shoppe’s outlet located in Bandar Baru Bangi. Plus, due to a lack of storage space, they are currently unable to accept large items like furniture.

7. Sell @ Carousell or Duriana

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Gone are days when you have to rent a space to sell your unwanted books, cassette tapes or too-small clothes. All you need is an app! Take the Carousell or Duriana app for instance. Just download the app, create an account, snap a picture of the things that you are looking to sell, write a short description and upload it. Interested buyers will start a chat via the app or leave you a comment to find out more.


The next time you’re thinking of tossing your things, you may wish to consider all the alternatives stated above first. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And if the trash can be repurposed or refurbished to help someone in need, all the better!

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