This post was made possible through the support of Goodwill. All opinions are my own.
It’s that time of year again. SPRING CLEANING! Not only is it a time to scrub the windows and freshen the house, it is also a time to declutter, find what doesn’t fit and donate to those who could use it.
My girls and I go through the drawers and closets to see what fits and what needs to move on to someone who needs it. Within and hour, we can have bags of clothing, shoes, jackets and other items that can be easily brought in bags to Goodwill.
And, Here’s a great excuse for spring cleaning: Your donation of used clothing or household goods to Goodwill helps create jobs directly in your community.
That’s right: Donate Stuff. Create Jobs. It’s the tagline of Ad Council’s campaign with Goodwill®, which reminds people that their donations support people who are seeking to earn jobs and build careers. To see how the process works, just watch our “How We Do It” PSA.
If you would like to see how your cleaning efforts support Goodwill, you have to check out the Calculate Your Impact calcualtor on Donate powered by Goodwill.
In just a short time, we were able to collect four large bags of items to donate. Using the calculator, that works out to 3.3 hours of career counseling job training.
Now to continue on my cleaning journey, I want to follow #7 Days of Spring Cleaning. Here is how you can participate with your family:
Goodwill is encouraging everyone to participate, if they like, in #7DaysofSpringCleaning by urging people to focus on cleaning different areas of their home for seven consecutive days. Inspire your readers to get a fresh start too:
Day 1) Clear your closet clutter
Day 2) Time to tackle the kitchen
Day 3) Spread holiday cheer (holiday decorations, center pieces, Halloween)
Day 4) Downsize your tech toys (used laptops)
Day 5) Clean out your office supplies
Day 6) Provide quality entertainment (unused movies, video games)
Day 7) Downsize your bookshelf