Spring cleaning is an exciting opportunity to throw open the windows and sort out the clutter. With #CleanSweep, Goodwill offers expert tips to make this spring the cleanest yet.
ROCKVILLE, MD — Spring cleaning is a great time to sort out the clutter, but it can also be an overwhelming chore that intimidates many out of even getting started. Goodwill Industries International and Lorie Marrero have teamed up to help people not only start, but also conquer, spring cleaning and develop new habits to keep organized all year long.
Lorie Marrero is a Certified Professional Organizer®, Woman’s Day contributing editor and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life and The Home Office Handbook. She also created ClutterDiet.com and is a spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International. As part of spring cleaning, Lorie and Goodwill have created an interactive heatmap entitled “Zone In. Clean Out.” to help people tackle problem spots throughout their homes. For more information, visit: http://www.goodwill.org/spring-cleaning/ In addition, Lorie has provided these top five expert spring cleaning tips:
Have a plan. You don’t want unwanted items cluttering up your home any longer than necessary, so plan to spring clean and take items to Goodwill on the same day.
Goodwill stores sell your donations and the revenues are used to help fund job training and community services, such as computer classes, financial education, job interviewing skills, résumé reviews, job transportation, child care and many more. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 318,000 people earn jobs.
“Decluttering your home in the spring provides a fresh start for both the donor and people who need jobs in your community,” said Lorie Marrero, Certified Professional Organizer®, creator of ClutterDiet.com and spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International. “We hope tips like these will make spring cleaning more fun for families and more fruitful for Goodwill, which means we can keep providing the critical job training services needed in our communities.”
For more information about what items Goodwill accepts, and how donated goods and store purchases support efforts in local communities, visit goodwill.org