You can earn a tax deduction simply by cleaning out your garage.

If you donate your old car, van, boat or other vehicle to the American Lung Association, you can deduct the fair-market value of your vehicle from your taxes. Vehicles donated to the association are sold at auction or for salvage, and the proceeds help fight asthma and other lung disease through support services and educational and research programs.Owners who would like to donate their vehicle should call 1-800-LUNG-USA or 1-801-484-4456. The association will tow the vehicle free of charge and even help donors determine the fair-market value of their vehicle.