The countdown to the official first day of Spring is on, and it’s never too soon to start cleaning!
Cleaning out your home may be a bit of a hassle, but figuring out where to donate the items you no longer need is easy! Your local Goodwill store is graciously awaiting your donations. And you know the best part of it? When you “clean your home or office” you help the mission of Goodwill to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work. Also, don’t forget that because Goodwill is a nonprofit organization, every donation you make is tax deductible.
What to Donate:
• Winter Clothing Items you did not use at all this past season.
• Clothing, Shoes, Accessories you haven’t worn in over a year.
• Small household appliances in working condition that you no longer use.
• Unopened Beauty and Cosmetic products that are not past the expiration date.
• Dishware, silverware, linens and seasonal decor.
• Photo Frames, DVD’s and Books
• Cell phones, TVs, computer equipment you want to recycle
Learn More about Donating to Goodwill HERE.
Tips for Spring Cleaning:
• Organizing your closet should be your first step so check out my previous post HERE.
• Start in one section of a room at a time so you don’t overwhelm yourself.
• Have feel good music playing to keep you motivated!
• Create a different “mood” by easily switching out your curtains, bedding and towels.
• If you don’t already start a “No Shoes on the Carpet” rule.
• Club Soda helps to remove stains in area rugs and other fabric surfaces.
• When cleaning stains don’t rub the stain in, blot instead.
• Make the most out of your time and really clean your house; dust, wipe, sweep and clean those areas that get missed regularly.
Spring Cleaning is necessary to keep your organized, clutter free and feeling good so take your time and work room by room. Put all your donations in boxes or bags and drop them off at your nearest Goodwill donation center or clothing bins. You can find your nearest drop off location HERE.
Share your Spring cleaning tips in the comments section!
Nicole Colon is a lifestyle blogger and designer from Long Island, NY, who is reinventing what it means to be “bad” by empowering women to discover their inner B.A.D. Girl and be Beautiful, Authentic and Determined. She provides her readers with tips, advice and fashion that aim to inspire them to get what they want out of life. Check out Nicole’s blog at www.stylemebad.com
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