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Tips for Storing Donations

While your overwhelming generosity has made it necessary for many local Goodwill organizations to temporarily suspend accepting donations, we know you may still be inspired to clear out while we’re all practicing social distancing. Check out these few tips for storing up your donations while you wait for donation centers to reopen in your area.

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Mom Hack: Teach Your Kids about the Power of Donating (With a Craft)

Even with most Goodwill® donation doors temporarily closed, we know that donating is important for so many reasons. This is the perfect time to teach kids about the importance of donations and get them involved in spring cleaning.

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How You Can Help Regarding Hurricane Harvey

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to bring heavy rain to residents of Texas and Louisiana. We know many have been forced to evacuate their homes due to unprecedented rain and flooding. We care about our local communities and are committed to working together to support those impacted by the storm. Goodwill’s mission is to

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Getting Organized: The 3 Biggest Maintenance Mistakes

Getting organized is one thing, but staying organized is quite another! Here are three of the biggest mistakes I see people making as they organize any space, whether it is a closet, kitchen, laundry room, garage or bedroom.

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Getting Organized: Systems Built to Last

Once you have purged your accumulation of stuff using our A-B-C-D prioritization tool, your organizing project is about creating systems that will last through the weeks and months ahead.

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Getting Organized: As Easy as A-B-C…and D

Welcome to the first in a series of advice articles to help you tackle your Spring Cleaning projects! In this post, we focus on decisions. Everything you see sitting around on your place is a decision that hasn’t been made or an action that hasn’t been taken. To help you make decisions, we suggest using our A-B-C-D prioritization tool.

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Kiss Clutter Goodbye with Goodwill® and The Container Store®

During the Container Store’s Kiss Clutter Goodbye sale, they’ve partnered with Goodwill to help you declutter and live the organized life, while helping to change the lives of people Goodwill supports. Now through May 15, donate at least $5 at checkout and get a FREE bag* to take home as a reminder to declutter and give to Goodwill all year long! Plus save on hundreds of products to help you do life organized.

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How to Make More Room for New Stuff

One of my favorite ways to save time is to shop online, yet one of my least favorite jobs is breaking down the cardboard boxes that show up when my stuff is delivered! And while I love to get new things, I also follow the “One In, One Out” rule, so for everything new, something else gets donated to Goodwill®.

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How to Turn Toys from the Past into Jobs of the Future

Every holiday season, it seems there's a new toy, game or device that has parents making a mad dash to the mall. While some of those holiday favorites live on for years, others fall by the wayside faster than you can say “Happy New Year!” Luckily, Goodwill® has been available to turn the items in your land of forgotten toys (formerly known as your basement or garage) into job training and employment services for the community. Let's take a look at some of the most memorable and sought-after holiday toys of the last 20 years and how they can make a difference today.

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Four Ways to Organize on a Budget

Can’t afford to remodel your entire kitchen or closet? If you watch lifestyle television shows, you may get the feeling that getting organized and making over your spaces is out of reach for your budget. Here are a few ways you can organize your life and do it affordably! 1. Maximize your space first. You

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Five Apps All Busy Families Need

The majority of adults in the United States have smartphones, but are we really being smart with them? Read about five categories of apps you need to get you started organizing your busy life.

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Seven Steps to an Organized Staycation

It’s mid-summer already, and your summer vacation is not going entirely as planned? No problem, just regroup and figure out how to make the best of what’s left! If you can’t take a big trip somewhere else, maybe you can take a “staycation” and even get a few things done around the house.

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