I have never been much of an animal lover myself, but after reading a post by Heritage Botanicals, I realized I could be a helper to animals nonetheless while being green. Apparently, if you have towels or blankets or comforters that are not quite up to being re-sale condition, you can donate them to animal shelters. That means you will be keeping some unwanted, rescued or otherwise owner-less animal be a little more comfortable and warm.
I like the thought of that. Your unwanted goods can be some benefit to someone or something. A future pet thanks you!!