Who isn't excited for spring? Get a head-start on your Spring cleaning this year by clearing out your closet for a great cause. Now is the perfect time to declutter your home and donate your unwanted items – someone in your community will benefit and bring new life to your donation.
Latrice Clayborne, MERS/Goodwill district manager and retail’s Spring cleaning expert, has great tips and tricks to make your spring cleaning quick and enjoyable. Here are just a few to help spring cleaning get underway:
- With tax season upon us, remember that MERS/Goodwill donors can claim tax reductions. As you sort your items, use this guide to determine the value of your donations for your tax returns. Remember to get a receipt after you donate.
- Turn all hanging clothes backwards. Reverse an item to the correct direction once it is worn. After six months, donate any clothing still backwards; if you haven’t worn it by then, you probably never will.
- Remember that MERS/Goodwill recycles your donations that do not sell, so think twice before pitching an item you think is no good; the revenue from your donations – regardless if they sell or not – will help people in your community find jobs.
When you donate to MERS/Goodwill, you are helping your neighbors find good jobs and are providing employment opportunities to individuals with mild to profound disabilities. To learn more about MERS/Goodwill donation process, please visit: http://www.mersgoodwill.org/