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7 Days of Spring Cleaning with Goodwill EKL: Declutter, Downsize, Donate & Get Your Home Spring Ready! #7DaysOfSpringCleaning


7 Days of Spring Cleaning with Goodwill EKL!

Yes, it’s that time of year already.

Well, the weather is starting to warm up, the sun is beginning to shine and pushing away all of the grey that came with winter. Spring signifies new beginnings, rebirth, growth and purity and a time where we shed our skin and begin anew. What better time to start getting your home ready for the warmer months than some good ole fashioned Spring Cleaning?

The best way to begin your Spring Cleaning is to tackle one room in their house each day for one week. Goodwill has a fun challenge that will get your house Spring ready all while helping YOUR community.

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7 Days of Spring Cleaning!

I’ve already started my Spring cleaning but, we started with the larger parts of our house that needed attention and we’ve had our carpets and ducts cleaned. We have also went through our storage and have donated gently used items that we haven’t used in a long time but, are still in great condition to Goodwill.

I will be participating in the 7 Days of Spring Cleaning with Goodwill challenge by taking on one room a day and will be decluttering and getting our home spic and span while we do it. You can check out Goodwill’s Facebook page for more information and to keep up with their latest promos and most needed items.

Day 1 – Clear Your Closet Clutter:

If you haven’t worn those jeans, jerseys or jeggings lately, chances are you won’t. My rule is if you haven’t used it in 6 months, you don’t need it. Seize the opportunity to donate to Goodwill.

Day 2 – Tackle the Kitchen:

Just 20 minutes spent going through your cabinets can make a world of difference for people in your neighborhood.

Day 3 – Spread the Holiday Cheer:

Are you holding on to boxes of holiday decorations? Spread cheer by donating your Holiday and Halloween decorations to Goodwill. They will light up someone else’s home for sure!

Day 4 – Downsize Your Toys:

Not sure what to do with your used electronics? Bring them to Goodwill and they’ll find a happy home! Plus, that means waaaay less clutter in your home.

Day 5 – Clear Your Office:

If your office is filled with extra pens or pencils or things that you probably will never use, go through them and give your neighbors a fresh start. They are sure to be put to good use elsewhere and your office will be Martha Stewart neat afterwards. And, we all want that, right?

Day 6 – Provide Quality Entertainment:

If your house is bursting with unused DVD’s or games that you or your kids don’t use anymore, bring them to Goodwill and spread the love. Plus, helloooo shelf space, where have you been?

Day 7 – Downsize Your Bookshelf:

If you’re guilty of having your old college or university text books in your bookshelf and a whole bunch of other titles collecting dust, go through them and find the ones that you will probably never read again (I’m looking at you Advanced Sociology) and donate them to someone who will read them.

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There is a great need within our community. Our most needed items are clothes, household items and electronics. Have you always wanted to help but, didn’t know how?

Well, now you can help and all you have to do is look through your home, declutter, downsize and donate to your nearest Goodwill location and you can make a world of difference. Not to mention, you will benefit from the knowledge you are giving someone a fresh start, you’re helping the planet by allowing your items to be re-loved and that your home is much neater too.

Don’t forget! Goodwill® has a Bookstore at 298 Lauzon Rd. in Windsor. Help someone start a new chapter in their life by donating your gently used books! Conveniently, there is a Goodwill Attended Donation Centre right at this location!

Goodwill’s mission is to change lives through the power of work. When you donate, someone works and together we can change lives of individuals and families right here in Windsor. Plus, the donations you make in Windsor directly support job creation and training in the Windsor community.

Make sure to follow along each day this week for a reminder on getting in on the 7 Days of Spring Cleaning! I hope that you can all join me to make a difference.

Have you started your Spring Cleaning yet and do you donate when you do?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!



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    1. Oh, I bet that would do wonders to clear up space and I am sure some new kids would \”re-love\” those toys!

    1. Slowly but, surely always works. 🙂 Donating to Goodwill has such an impact on our communities. 😀

  1. Was just thinking that it was time to go through a bunch of stuff and donate it to Goodwill. My problem is I buy just as much as I take to them sometimes. 🙂
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    1. It sure is! Although snow in some places may say otherwise. It may help people get in the mood though. 🙂 We are big on it as well, thanks!

  2. We have never had our ducts done Nancy. Do you recommend it? I love the inspiration GoodWill is sharing during this campaign. I have been through many of my clothes already and donated a ton already!

    1. Yay for donating! Perfect time for it! 🙂 Oh yes, definitely recommend it. They cleaned out our ducts and while it wasn\’t horrible, it was definitely needed. It\’s fairly inexpensive as well.

    1. They did a great job to inspire and a call to action to help our communities, all while cleaning our homes too. LOVE IT.

  3. I have the spring cleaning but right now, but am leaving for a trip in the morning. I sure hope I still feel like doing it when I get back.

  4. I love how this is broken down!! I guess there's still time to go through my closets today. YES… we always donate!!! ALWAYS.
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  5. We always donate clothes when we clean our closet! It's the perfect time of year to figure out which clothes you're never going to wear again.

  6. We keep a big rubbermaid tote in our closet and in the back hallway. Every time we find something we have a duplicate of that we don't need or something that doesn't fit, or that we just don't want anymore it goes in one of those two totes. When the totes are full – we take a drive to Goodwill with them 🙂
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  7. I sooo need to spring clean.. awesome tips… and a wonderful thing Goodwill is doing… I need to get my ducts cleaned, hear it all the time.. just never got around to it; just like cleaning out the closet, cupboards and drawers.. One day I may get it all done 🙂

  8. I have soooo much on my spring cleaning list! We always donate to our church who gives out to the homeless and families in need.

  9. As I sit here on my bed and look over to my closet, number one on that list is definitely something I REALLY need to do! These are all some fantastic tips for the Spring cleaning season ahead!

    And I of course love, love, LOVE Goodwill 😀

  10. We always have a "donate" box on the go – for toys, clothes or things we just don't use anymore. We might not need it, but there is likely someone out there who could!
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  11. I am moving at the end of the month, so it's definitely time to spring clean!! I will for sure be donating some things to Goodwill!
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  12. I have donated to Goodwill frequently and need to do so again soon once I start cleaning my garage out.

  13. Wow what a great program! We normally do a big Spring clean every year but this is different, I love the donation aspect and the themed days to keep you on track!

  14. Pinning and saving for when I get back from Denver… My house NEEDS this!!
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    1. It is definitely hard but, I figure if I am never going to read it again and it isn\’t a \”collectible\” I will donate it. 😀

    2. It is definitely hard but, I figure if I am never going to read it again and it isn\’t a \”collectible\” I will donate it. 😀

    3. Don't forget! Goodwill® has a Bookstore at 298 Lauzon Rd. in Windsor. Help someone start a new chapter in their life by donating your gently used books! Conveniently, there is a Goodwill Attended Donation Centre right at this location!

  15. we absolutely donate to goodwill. all the time!! they make it so easy!!
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    1. That is amazing, you are totally right. It is great to know that someone else will get great use out of it.

  16. I'm pending the kids toys and our bedroom closet. Otherwise I think my spring cleaning duties for the year are done! 😉

  17. I have started to tackle certain areas and rooms but haven't made a huge dent yet. Thanks for spreading the word about the program! I will keep it in mind as I get more into it.

  18. I like your plan of attack. One room at a time. I've recently been doing some spring cleaning and donating to charity. I feel good about the cleared up space and that we're helping others. It's win-win for everyone!

  19. I did one of the things without realizing it :D!! I just cleaned out my closet about two days ago.. Got rid of a lot of stuff… Still left some stuff, but it's better then it was : )

  20. I plan on going through my closet and pantry this weekend. Perhaps some of that can go to goodwill.

  21. I never had any Spring Cleaning activity for my room not because we don’t have any Spring season here it is because I just love how my room looks and feel.

  22. This is a great idea. I’ve already done lots of my clearing out (for things that will actually be worth going to charity shops or selling on), it’s the rest of the real junk that needs sorting through now.

  23. I did a huge de-cluttering 2 years ago, it was liberating. I donated close to 200 boxes to Clothesline for diabetes research

  24. I love Spring cleaning,our children have been gone 5 years and every year we donate a few pieces of furniture

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