The Big Spring Clean: Tips to Spring Clean Your Closet

The Big Spring Clean: Tips to Spring Clean Your Closet

Guys it’s time that we take a few tips from the ladies regarding this whole “spring cleaning” thing. Every year we see our moms, wives and sisters running around the house trying to clean and get rid of just about everything. Well fellas, it’s time that we follow suit.

Spring cleaning is not only good for clearing out our homes but also for clearing out our minds. And now spring cleaning can be good for our pockets and our community. I will tell you more about that later. Springtime is a wonderful season of freshness and renewing. So listed below are a few tips to revamp your closet and make room for some new spring fashion:

  1. The Two-year rule: If you haven’t worn it in two years, chances are you will never wear it again. So let it go.
  2. Bad Condition: Fellas for some reason we love to hold on to clothes that are ripped up, holey and stained. If you are still holding on to clothes that are barely holding together, it’s time to lay them to rest. And if you have clothes with stains, try to wash or dry-clean them before donating.
  3. Bad Fit: If it doesn’t fit, you must quit. Simply put. Clothing that is ill-fitting actually makes you look bigger than your actual size, whether it be too big or too small. So look your best this spring with good-fitting clothes.
  4. Outdated: Let’s get hip with the times. If you have items that clearly aren’t up-of-date and haven’t been on trend for the past few seasons, then it is a good sign that they need to go. But most definitely hold on to your timeless and classic pieces.

So I hope these four simple tips will give you a jump-start towards cleaning out your closet and making room for all of those fresh spring styles.

This past weekend I actually used all of these tips to help clean out my own closet. And I had the opportunity of donating all of my items to Goodwill® at my local Carson’s store. And did you know for 23 years, the Carson’s Goodwill Sale has been giving shoppers the opportunity to have a positive impact on their communities by donating clothing and household textiles to Goodwill at their local Carson’s store? This event represents the largest and longest standing cause-partnership and department store donation drive for Goodwill in the country. The sale takes place twice a year, in the spring and fall. 

 

                                                                                            My closet spring cleaning donations

                                                                                            My closet spring cleaning donations

Like I mentioned, this is a wonderful way to help your community as well as your pockets, by catching these great sales and discounts just by donating your clothes. Also, Company-wide, the goal is to collect over two million pounds of donations, which will provide approx. 275,000 hours of job training and placement services to benefit people looking for work.

How your donations and the Sale benefits your local community:

Donations will be sold at Goodwill stores within the communities in which they are collected. The donations collected are vital to helping Goodwill provide the services people need to find jobs and care for their families. Just one bag of clothes creates one hour of on-the-job training for someone who needs employment assistance. Last year alone, donations from Carson’s company-wide helped Goodwill provide 592,000 hours of job training in their local communities. So this is a wonderful way to give back and help others.

 

                                                                                              "Goodwill turns donations into jobs!" 

                                                                                              "Goodwill turns donations into jobs!" 

But hurry up the Carson’s Goodwill Sale is from Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, April 1. And for each item donated, customers will receive Goodwill Sale coupons, up to 30 percent off. I also bought a few items using my Carson’s Goodwill coupons and here is a picture of the items. 

                                                     These are some nice Spring selections and in a later post I will show you how to style these trendy items.

                                                     These are some nice Spring selections and in a later post I will show you how to style these trendy items.

 

And listed below is more information about the Goodwill’s mission and how you can help all year around:

  • Each of the 162 local Goodwill organizations customizes its training programs to meet the employment needs in its community. People can take advantage of a number of services provided by their local Goodwill organization, including, among many other services, career counseling, computer training, and résumé and interview advice.
  • Goodwill provides services to millions of people each year, helping them earn paychecks and build their work skills. Last year, local Goodwill organizations collectively placed 312,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills.

To find your nearest Goodwill career center, store or donation center, visit www.goodwill.org. To learn more about Goodwill’s mission, visit http://www.goodwill.org/findjobs-and-services/ I encourage you to donate your unwanted clothes this spring and if you take advantage of the Goodwill sale, please be sure to use the following hashtags #GoodwillSale and #Carsons.

 

And a special thanks to the sales team at Carson's of "The Mall at Partridge Creek" in Charter Twp of Clinton, MI

And a special thanks to the sales team at Carson's of "The Mall at Partridge Creek" in Charter Twp of Clinton, MI

                          *This blog post is sponsored by Goodwill Industries International. *