Spring has sprung! We all know what that means - it’s spring cleaning time! This year, make the most of your spring cleaning by donating your unwanted goods to Goodwill. With spring cleaning donations, not only will you be helping families and individuals in Alberta purchase quality products and clothing for less, but you’ll also be supporting those in your community with disabilities.
To help you declutter, and to determine what items you can bring into your local Goodwill Alberta, we’ve put together this spring cleaning donations guide. Our spring cleaning tips will help you get started. Then, we’ll break it down, room by room to help you determine what you can donate and what you can’t.
Have an item you want to donate but don’t see it on this list? Consult our complete Donation Guide for more details.
Ready to start decluttering? Let’s go!
Spring cleaning can be very rewarding but also overwhelming at the same time. To help you get started on the right track, here are some spring cleaning tips to keep in mind:
Now that you’re all set to go with these spring cleaning tips, let’s talk rooms for decluttering.
There are a few main areas of any house that seem to collect clutter. Consider sorting through the items in these areas of your home during your spring cleaning this year. Best of all, many items from these rooms can be donated. Spring cleaning donations help to save waste from going to the landfill while also decluttering and refreshing your home.
Here are a few suggested areas where spring cleaning will help to make a big difference.
One of the best places to start your spring cleaning is the closet. Lots of knick-knacks and extra items end up in closets. Out of sight out of mind is typically the reason for this - until it’s time for spring cleaning, that is!
When cleaning out your closet, keep these items in mind. They can be donated to Goodwill and a good cause.
Another great place to declutter is your home office. With a clean and clutter-free space, you’ll be able to work more efficiently! Plus, many items from your office spring cleaning can be donated to Goodwill. Keep an eye out for these items to donate:
Unfortunately, there are some office items we can’t take. This includes:
Who doesn’t love a clean bedroom? Start with your nightstand and dresser drawers and move out from there. Decluttering your room will help to relieve stress and free up some extra space!
Goodwill can accept the following bedroom spring cleaning donations:
Please ensure that any linen you are bringing in is clean, laundered and only gently used.
Although we would like to accept all donations, there are some things we can’t take. When decluttering your bedroom and sorting through items to donate, please note that Goodwill Alberta isn’t able to accept the following:
Storage rooms are built for clutter! But, when spring cleaning time comes around, it’s always nice to get rid of what you don’t need anymore.
Make the most of your storage room purge by donating these items to Goodwill:
Unfortunately, we can’t take:
Ready to tackle the garage? Garages can become overrun with old equipment, household goods and other items you’re no longer using. Many of these make perfect spring cleaning donations!
Consider donating these items from your garage to your local Goodwill:
There are also things from your garage that we won’t be able to take. This includes:
Ready to start your Spring cleaning?
Once you’re ready to donate, find the nearest Goodwill Alberta donation location and drop by with your items.
You can feel good knowing that your old and unwanted items will be given a second life, while also helping those in the community with disabilities secure employment. Furthermore, your unwanted goods will be kept out of the landfill and your house will be given a fresh, clean look for spring.
Who doesn’t love a good spring cleaning purge!
Our Social Media Specialist Janelle Aker and our fabulous supporter Monica chatted with Bruce Bowie on 630 CHED about spring cleaning. https://soundcloud.com/630ched/goodwill-janelle-aker-and-monica Read more about Monica's story...