Spring cleaning has always been something I have looked forward to. Out with the old, broken and worn out and into clutter free space! While I am cleaning my house I make piles of the stuff that I plan to get rid of, stuff that is trash, stuff I need to sell and stuff that I will donate to the Goodwill.
For me the hardest area of my house to keep clean is the closets. So we set up a donation station by the front door. If anyone in the house outgrows something, it immediately goes into the donation station. When the bin is full, I take it to Goodwill. Just two jackets allow Goodwill to provide 28 minutes of on the job training- wow!
If you struggle with closet organization, check out these 5 Tiny Tweaks To Keep Your Closet Organized.
I have been donating to the Goodwill for as long as I can remember, but had no idea that donations of clothing or household goods to Goodwill help create jobs directly in my community. Goodwill’s career centers, training programs and staffing operations give people the resources, skills and confidence that changes thousands of lives each year.
Thanks to the programs and support services made possible by donations of clothes and household items, Goodwill helped place more than 312,000 people in jobs in the United States and Canada in 2015 – that’s one person finding a job every 23 seconds of every business day.
So how can you help to be a part of this growth and effort in your own community? It’s easy! Donate to Goodwill = create jobs!
What are your favorite spring cleaning or decluttering tips?