Salinas, CA, February 05, 2020 - How can cleaning your house possibly make you feel good? Well, studies show that taking the time to thoroughly clean and maintain a tidy home makes people happier.
The act of cleaning provides a sense of satisfaction, which in turn can put you in a good mood, and being more organized reduces stress. Beyond that, if you declutter and donate unwanted or unused items to Goodwill of the Central Coast, a real sense of satisfaction takes place, because your stuff fuels job training programs, making a positive difference in your community.
Here is a step-by-step guide to donate to Goodwill:
Find stuff to donate. A good place to start is your closet, basement or garage. In addition to clothing, small appliances and home decor, some Goodwill locations accept computer equipment and even vehicles.
Gather items in one place. Look them over one last time. Take a deep breath and learn to let go. If donating electrical equipment or battery-operated items, it is helpful to test them out first. Also, we appreciate it if all clothes are washed or dry cleaned.
Locate a Goodwill store near you. Use our locator to find the nearest career center (for help finding a job), retail store, donation site, or outlet store (which sells items in bulk), operated by our network of 157 independent, community-based Goodwills. Go to goodwill.org and use your zip or postal code. If you aren't sure if your local Goodwill accepts something you wish to donate, just give them a call.
Donate your items. Remember, when you donate to Goodwill, you are making a real difference in people’s lives. After you drop off your clothes, blankets, electronics, and other items, Goodwill sells them in stores or online at shopgoodwill.com. When someone buys your item, local Goodwill organizations use that money to provide job training and other services for people in your community.
Get a receipt so you can claim a tax deduction later. Your gift just keeps on giving!
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901