It is an exciting time. It is spring! I love this time of year to go shopping to buy cute spring dresses, great summer handbags, and fabulous sandals. Yet, as I come home with my purchases, I look at my closet and wonder where I’m going to put it.


So not only is it time for some spring shopping, it is time for spring cleaning. Here is a fun closet quiz to see what kind of closet you have and what you could donate:

Here are five closet cleaning tips to consider. You want to donate anything you haven’t worn in a year. Not necessary to keep things you aren’t even wearing. On that note, you should donate anything that doesn’t fit: to big or too small. You should also donate things that are ill-fitting. Maybe the shirt rides up, is too short, pulls in the wrong places so that when you put it on, you hate wearing it. The same for shoes. Chuck them if they pinch or cause blisters. Lastly, donate anything that is past style. You know – the square toe boots in your closet.

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Now that you have cleaned out your closet, where will you donate? Goodwill is a great place to donate your unused, no longer needed or wanted clothing (including the outgrown clothes for the kids!) When you donate to Goodwill, you are also supporting your community with jobs and resources. 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. If you have a Twitter account, you can get support (and ideas) by following the hashtag #7DaysofSpringCleaning. For other spring cleaning ideas, see my post here.

“Every 33 seconds of every business day, someone earns a job with Goodwill’s help.” And Goodwill can’t help them if you don’t help Goodwill with your donations!

So get going, get cleaning and start supporting your community!

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