This post was made possible through the support of Goodwill. All opinions are my own.
Goodwill played a big part in our recent move, providing us with furniture for our kitchen and living room at a really affordable cost. We were able to furnish the lower level of our place with items that we really liked and it didn't cost us even half of what we would have paid at a furniture store.
But Goodwill does a lot more than provide all of us a place to shop for pre-loved items at great prices. Did you know that Goodwill helps create many jobs directly in our communities? Donate Stuff. Create Jobs is 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 this “How We Do It” PSA. See how all that clutter that we have in our homes, can be turned into jobs and training for people in our community, even for ourselves!
This spring you can team up with Goodwill to bring jobs to your community simply by spring cleaning and donating all the items you no longer need to them. Take part in the #7DaysofSpringCleaning campaign by focusing on cleaning different areas of your home for seven consecutive days.
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
When you have finished, take all those items that you no longer need and donate them to your nearest Goodwill. You can even calculate the impact of your donation, so you can see exactly how much good can be done with your donation. Just a quick look around my packed garage and this is what I came up with. Once I am done with my #7DaysofSpringCleaning challenge it will for sure be a lot higher.
That just goes to show you how much of a difference we can make in our own communities simply by de-cluttering our homes.
I'm def going to take the challenge, are you?