Help Fund Job Training while Shopping Online ROCKVILLE, MD — Need a place to make all of your holiday purchases quickly, safely and economically? Shopgoodwill.com® is the place to go! With only 26 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, the holiday shopping season is more condensed than usual. In fact, it’s the shortest holiday
What if a magazine sent a professional organizer to your home for a huge makeover? This April’s issue of Woman’s Day kicked off the first in a four-part series called “Project Declutter.” I worked with two families, one in Illinois and one in Michigan, and we tackled their closets, kitchens, home offices and other trouble spots. I’m so excited to share the results!
Goodwill® Donations Fund Career Services for People Who Are Unemployed Rockville, MD — Researchers at UCLA’s Center on the Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) say Americans’ preoccupation with possessions has created a “clutter culture,” and that the chaos created by having so much stuff is a leading cause of stress. Luckily, Goodwill Industries® helps clear
Got a new gadget over the holidays? Maybe it’s a beautiful new iPod, phone, or camera… and maybe the boxes, instructions and accessories are all over your desk and counter tops! The second Monday in January is National Clean Off Your Desk Day, so let’s clear this gadget debris. No more empty boxes, drawers and bins full of old cords and cables, and no more files full of obsolete manuals. Here’s my seven-step checklist for making sure your gadget has the best possible life.
In 2013, keep your finances in order with the following tips to creatively stretch and save more of your paycheck. Whether this means simply being more informed or actively pre-planning an outing, you can squirrel away enough money by streamlining your spending to stretch your budget in 2013. Start the new year well by setting yourself up for success.
While the holidays seem to bring out the kid in people of all ages, the wide-eyed wonder and magic still belong to the little ones this time of year. Sadly, many families lack the financial resources to buy gifts — and sometimes even necessities like winter coats and shoes. Goodwill agencies like those below have stepped in to spread a little joy and warmth to those who need it most.
As we progress into the final few frenzied days of shopping and preparing for the holidays, let’s keep in mind the lesson of the little tree. Less is more. Fewer toys, more time spent playing together with them. Less stuff, more experiences. Less spending money, more spending time.
Thanksgiving marks the big official start of the holiday shopping season. As a professional organizer, that always makes me worry a little, because clients have often hired me in the aftermath of the holiday season to help clear out what accumulated. I want people to be intentional and deliberate about what they are buying and giving, making sure they are not filling their own homes and the homes of their loved ones with clutter. Before the Black Friday frenzy starts, here are some strategies to save you time and money and prevent future clutter.
Lorie Marrero, Clutter Diet founder and Goodwill spokesperson, relates how she was inspired by her brother’s service in Afghanistan to connect with Goodwill®, and she encourages people to express gratitude for their abundance by donating, and to support Goodwill’s services for veterans.
We are fast approaching back-to-school time, and in this first part of a two-part series, I’m going to share with you how to get way ahead of the game with a quick project to ease your way into the season. Soon, back-to-school sales will be promoted everywhere, with great deals on clothing and supplies. Some states even have a sales tax holiday you can enjoy and reap significant savings. But the only way to take full advantage of these savings is to know what you need in the first place!