Once your loved one goes through cremation services in Baltimore, MD after they pass on, many families have memorial services or celebrations of life of some kind or another. You might even have an ash scattering. After those events are behind you, it’s time to pick up the pieces and carry on—somehow. You won’t want to deal with it immediately, but eventually, you will have to go through your loved one’s items, including their clothing, and distribute items in the best possible manner. Here are a few ways to place clothing items in the best possible manner.
Donate Their Coats
There are a lot of shelters that need winter clothing to hand out to people in need. If your loved one had a few coats that are in good condition along with boots, gloves, hats, and other such items, there are plenty of people who could really use them. Take the items to a local shelter before winter hits and they will go to good use.
Pass Clothing Around To Family
While no one is going to want all of the clothes, it’s possible family members might want one or two pieces to remember your loved one. Perhaps someone will want to make a memorial quilt out of their favorite t-shirts. Button down shirts make great paint shirts for kids. Ties can be used again for someone in the business world. Ask family members if there are items they’d like to have and distribute those things accordingly.
Visit Thrift Stores
There are plenty of thrift stores that would love to have old clothing to resell. Visit a few thrift stores and ask some questions. You might find a non-profit store that takes all of the money they receive from clothing sales and puts it back into the community. You can feel good about donating clothing there knowing what results from the funds it brings in.
Utilize What You Can
Not all clothes are worth donating. There might be a t-shirt drawer that turns into rags in your home. You could use old socks to dust fans and so forth. Use the items you can in a new way to make the most of the possessions.
These are a few things you could do with clothing items after cremation services in Baltimore, MD are over, and you are ready to go through possessions and start weeding through things. The professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. have plenty of suggestions if you need help with this part of the process. We also have grief resources available if you find that you are struggling to get to a point where you are able to pass items along. Give us a call at (410) 327-3100 and we’ll help in any way we can. You can also visit with us to arrange final services at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206. Our compassionate support is always here for you and we want to honor your loved one in the way you’d like to see things done.