You may have heard: It's Valentine's Day. While there's nothing innately wrong with the annual celebration of all things warm and fuzzy, I'm of the slightly marginalized opinion that there are a ton of better uses of my time. (And no, I'm not a bitter single person—I'm in a loving, happy, and supportive relationship, and I still am anti V-Day.)
It's not that I'm anti-love. I just think there are so many more things we could and should be doing with our money and time than buying flowers and eating candy. Just hear me out, ok?!
Keep scrolling to see the three things I think are a better use of time than celebrating Valentine's Day today!
Instead of spending your hard-earned dollars on flowers, chocolates, and an overpriced gift, how about setting aside some cash to donate to a charity of your choice? Here are a few of my favourites.
If you're just super busy or not in the best place financially, there are still ways you can help. You probably have a number of items in your closet and drawers that you literally never wear (it can't just be me, right?)—and there are people who would really appreciate your unwanted things.
Head to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or any number of other local organisations to donate your goods. Hey, you might even catch a tax break for your good deed.
What are your Valentine's Day plans? Tell us in the comments below!