This is a PSA on behalf of Bloggin Mamas Collective and the Ad Council. No monetary compensation was given for this post.
Spring is a time for all things new. Who doesn’t love to start fresh, do some deep cleaning and organizing? Some of us still have past holiday decor laying around, or our closets are exploding with items we can no longer use or need. Of course our first impulse is to go out shopping, but this year, before we get that new Spring wardrobe, or new holiday decor, let’s do some Spring cleaning and help out our community too! Goodwill has come up with a fun and insightful little quiz called:
Really inspired now? It’s not hard to declutter when you’re focused and have a plan. Time to search all your rooms, let your home breathe again. Make room for new things by donating to Goodwill and simultaneously help people in your community. Here’s a suggestion on how just 7 days can make that fresh start easier.
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
It’s helpful to make three piles, trash, donate and maybe. You don’t have to spend too much time trying to figure out if you should keep it initially. Declutter and then come back to the maybe box later. Once you have your donations ready, you can calculate your donation impact. https://donate.goodwill.org/ and feel better about your efforts.You can also go to http://www.goodwill.org/locator/ which shows how your donation helps your community. You’ve done a wonderful job!! Now you can go and get yourself that new outfit or new decor to welcome Spring.
This has been part of the 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 “How We Do It” PSA.