This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Goodwill of North Georgia for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
My husband and I have this tradition, well it's not a tradition because we have missed a few years now. But before my son came along, we would clean out our entire house while my husband was using his last vacation of the year from work. We loved it because it made room for new items that we might be getting as well as got us a nice little tax deduction because we always donated to Goodwill of North Georgia.
I have THREE simple tips to clear out items that are no longer needed:
1. Ask yourself do you still need it: why were you originally holding on to this item? Is it sentimental? Why? Is it useful? Why? That brings us to our next point.
2. If it is useful, but you have used it or felt a need for it in over a year, then it's time to toss it out.
3. Saving clothes because they might fit you again one day? Why? I was saving clothes that were out of fashion and I was too old to get away with wearing. I was saving clothes that had holes in them. Why? Just because I might be that size again? No. If I work hard and lose all that weight, then I deserve new clothes.
I like donating to Goodwill because it's easy PLUS donations to Goodwill are sold in stores to not just help those looking for inexpensive items, but all proceeds help to support the mission of putting people to work. This year Goodwill will help 20,000 people in North Georgia find jobs. Goodwill is celebrating their 90th birthday of putting people to work in North Georgia.
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What are your tips for decluttering your home? Do you donate to Goodwill?