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Have you decided to declutter your space? Now, is the perfect time to sort through your things and get rid of the excess. Instead of adding to the junk in the landfill, you should donate your gently used items to Goodwill.

Goodwill is not another thrift store, at its core it is a nonprofit that helps “people reach their full potential through education, skills training, and the power of work.” Each year Goodwill helps hundreds of thousands of people back into the workplace. Your donations help them with this mission.

Before you make a donation to Goodwill, inspect your items for stains or tears, make sure they have all their pieces and parts, and that they are in good working order. While Goodwill will occasionally accept items that don’t meet these standards, your items will do the most good if they do.


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Goodwill will accept most clothing and household items that are in good condition. It might be wise to call your local to Goodwill before decluttering to see if there are any items they are in special need of.

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Goodwill sometimes accepts larger items, as well, but you should call your local store to ensure they are accepting larger items at this time.

When you donate to Goodwill, you can ask for a receipt for your donation to use to off-set some of your yearly taxes. For an idea about what the valuation of your donation will be, Goodwill has created a handy reference.




There are some items that Goodwill usually will not accept. Again, if you are questioning whether or not to donate an item, it’s best to give your local store a call.

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Donating your clothes and household items to Goodwill is a win-win for you and your community. You get to reduce the clutter in your home, and Goodwill is able to help people back into the workplace. That’s something for everyone to feel good about! When you are done donating the items you no longer need, there are plenty other decluttering tips to help you organize your space on ForRent.com

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