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How to clean your home and create jobs

Spring is in the air, and so is spring cleaning. As you’re clearing out, gather things you no longer need and donate them to Goodwill®. When you do, you’ll create jobs for people in your community.

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Clear your closet clutter. Go through your closet and grab every top, pair of slacks, jacket or outfit you haven\u2019t worn in the last year and add them to your Goodwill box.

Clear your closet clutter. Go through your closet and grab every top, pair of slacks, jacket or outfit you haven’t worn in the last year and add them to your Goodwill box.

Tackle the kitchen. Spend just 20 minutes going through your kitchen cabinets. Take out dishes, utensils, pots and pans you no longer use. Stack them up in a box for Goodwill.

Tackle the kitchen. Spend just 20 minutes going through your kitchen cabinets. Take out dishes, utensils, pots and pans you no longer use. Stack them up in a box for Goodwill.

Spread holiday cheer by getting rid of old decorations. Fill up a box of holiday stuff. Include Halloween decorations, ornaments, Thanksgiving centerpieces, and anything else you no longer need.

Spread holiday cheer by getting rid of old decorations. Fill up a box of holiday stuff. Include Halloween decorations, ornaments, Thanksgiving centerpieces, and anything else you no longer need.

Downsize your tech toys. If you have a used laptop, phone, or any electronics you\u2019re no longer using, put them to use and donate them to Goodwill. Just be sure to remove your data before you donate.

Downsize your tech toys. If you have a used laptop, phone, or any electronics you’re no longer using, put them to use and donate them to Goodwill. Just be sure to remove your data before you donate.

Clear out your office supplies. You know you\u2019re not going to use those extra erasers, but someone else can. Make room at your desk by boxing up supplies you never use and donate them to Goodwill.

Clear out your office supplies. You know you’re not going to use those extra erasers, but someone else can. Make room at your desk by boxing up supplies you never use and donate them to Goodwill.

Clear out your multimedia shelf. Find movies and video games you haven\u2019t watched or played in the past year. If you don\u2019t watch DVDs anymore, put them in a plastic box and add it to your donate pile.

Clear out your multimedia shelf. Find movies and video games you haven’t watched or played in the past year. If you don’t watch DVDs anymore, put them in a plastic box and add it to your donate pile.

Downsize your bookshelf. Gather your old textbooks and paperbacks that are collecting dust and put them in a box marked \u201cGoodwill.\u201d

Downsize your bookshelf. Gather your old textbooks and paperbacks that are collecting dust and put them in a box marked “Goodwill.”

Time to donate. Use Goodwill\u2019s locator tool to find a donation center nearby.

Time to donate. Use Goodwill’s locator tool to find a donation center nearby.

Be sure to calculate your impact by itemizing what you\u2019re donating and see how your donation will make a difference.

Be sure to calculate your impact by itemizing what you’re donating and see how your donation will make a difference.

Get out of the house and donate! Be sure to get a receipt for your tax deductible donation. Once you\u2019re finished, enjoy your clean space and be proud that you supported job training in your community.

Get out of the house and donate! Be sure to get a receipt for your tax deductible donation. Once you’re finished, enjoy your clean space and be proud that you supported job training in your community.

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