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Did you know that January is National Get Organized (GO) Month?

Yes! This is an opportunity to de-clutter and clear your home and your mind. Grasp this chance to start anew – a clean slate for the New Year. Isn’t this the perfect time? And the best side effect of your de-cluttering? You can donate unwanted items to your local Goodwill store and organize your home in 2014 while helping a good cause.

Each New Year, many people make a resolution to get better organized at home. Make 2014 the year you finally clear the clutter with Goodwill’s help. As you’re cleaning out your garage and closets, save gently used items and donate them to one of the more than 2,700 Goodwill® locations in the United States and Canada. Goodwill sells those items in its stores, and the revenue funds job-training and placement programs and support services, such as afterschool, financial education and mentoring, for people who need them in your community.

Our Goodwill locations accept donations of gently used clothing, housewares, electronics, computers and accessories, and furniture. Find a list of the items we “Do and Don’t Accept”

“It feels good to start the year with no clutter at home, free of the stress of dealing with items that are no longer needed,” said Lorie Marrero, founder of the Clutter Diet® and Goodwill spokesperson. “Donating is a win–win for donors and the millions of people Goodwill helps each year.”

Goodwill donors can calculate the positive impact of their donation. Simply choose your donation from the drop-down menu, and the calculator will display the impact of your donation on the community. For example, a donation of one bag of clothes provides one hour of a financial planning class or resume preparation assistance to someone who is looking for work and building a career.

If you need ideas on how to organize your home without stressing out, check out Apartment Therapy or help from a personal organizer at your local NAPO (National Association of Personal Organizers) chapter.

Click here to find your nearest Goodwill donation center.

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill. To get the latest fashion trends and tips and learn about our upcoming promotions, please read our thrift fashion blog A Good Look

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