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Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift Store

3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift Store

Spring cleaning season is among us, which means it's time to figure out what to do with your unwanted items. Instead of letting your items pile up in storage or be thrown away, you should consider donating them to a local thrift store. If your items are desirable and still in good condition, there are many benefits to donating. Let's go over three of them! Your Items Will Be Given a Second Chance Donating to a local thrift store is a great way to "reduce, reuse, recycle" your unwanted…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your Area

4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your Area

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding "YES!" we have four ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits in your area. You will be able to view a variety of different types of art from local artists and creators, as well as have the opportunity to support their work directly through donati…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Family-Friendly Fall Activities

3 Family-Friendly Fall Activities

Have you seen the leaves changing? Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes cooler weather, the return of school for some, and fun seasonal activities. Looking for family-friendly fall activities to do this season? Look no further! Here are a few of our favorite ideas. 1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch Going to a pumpkin patch during fall is a classic activity for many reasons. First—and most importantly—pumpkins are in season from September to November, which means there will be plen…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Great Reasons to Support Your Local Public Library

6 Great Reasons to Support Your Local Public Library

Many people are unaware of the benefits public libraries provide to communities. From free Internet use to library programs for all ages, the library has something for everyone! Let's discuss 6 great reasons why you should visit and support the library in your community. 1. Free library cards It's true—most public libraries offer free library cards! Supporting your local library means supporting the love of reading and learning for people from all walks of life. Most library cards are f…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Great Ways to Learn About the History or Culture of Your Area

5 Great Ways to Learn About the History or Culture of Your Area

Discovering local history and culture is a fantastic way to spend your spare time and learn about where you live. Whether you are looking for something fun to do with kids or friends or want to find out more about the neighborhood you live in, here are a few activity ideas to get you started: 1. Look for Local Tours One of the best ways to learn about the history of your town is to find local museums, historic sites, and other attractions that offer local tours. You may also find walking …
Elyssa at WhirLocalFun and Safe 4th of July Activities That Don't Involve Fireworks

Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities That Don't Involve Fireworks

While 4th of July is all about celebrating the United States' independence (and eating good barbecue), it can become dangerous once fireworks are involved. During unprecedented dry weather and in places where wildfire danger is high, it might be best to skip the fireworks during your festivities this year. Luckily, there are plenty of fun and safe 4th of July activities you can try instead. Celebrating at Home Set up an outdoor movie theater at home and watch your favorite summer movieMak…
Elyssa at WhirLocal8 Tips to Help You Plan a Successful Yard Sale

8 Tips to Help You Plan a Successful Yard Sale

If you're holding a yard or garage sale to get rid of some things you don't need anymore, it might take a little more thought and planning than you think at first. Let's look at a few of our favorite tips on how to prepare for a yard sale by deciding what you're going to sell, pricing items appropriately, picking the right day/time for your event, and more. We hope these tips help make your sale a success! 1. Decide What to Sell You can't have a yard or garage sale without anything to sel…
Alyssa Mueller5 Steps to Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity

5 Steps to Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteering in your local neighborhood is a great way to give back to your community and develop closer relationships with the people you live around. If you are in search of a volunteer opportunity, here are some steps that will help you find the perfect one. 1. Identify Your Skills The first step in finding the right volunteer experience is to take stock of your skills and strengths. You should know exactly what you have to offer in regards to each particular volunteer role you conside…

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