We regularly donate our old clothes to Goodwill. We gratefully receive many hand-me-downs from friends. But once those clothes have gone through a child or two, they really start to look worn. And occasionally, we receive clothes that don’t fit my tall, skinny children well. These clothes also go to Goodwill.
Although some people are super-organized and clean out their closets at set times every year, I am just not one of those people. I think I could be if a) my children were a little older and b) I had more energy. Realistically, it might be years before either of those things happen!
So for this time in my life, I do not have scheduled closet cleanings. And I certainly cannot wait until I clean out closets to donate all of these unneeded clothes. This means that we constantly have a box of ready clothes for Goodwill.
As soon as I realize we have an article of clothing that doesn’t need to be in our house any longer, it goes straight into the Goodwill box. This completely eliminates these clothes from taking up valuable space in closets or drawers. And it also prevents them from taking up residence on top of my dresser…which is where everything seems to end up. Or in the laundry pile for the 4th time. Or laying on top of my kids’ chest of drawers for 2 months. Not that any of those things would ever happen at our house. Ahem.
The Goodwill Box stays in my closet until it is full. When it is overflowing, I know it is time to make a stop and deliver it to Goodwill. It’s easy just to put the box in the car and deliver when we go out for errands.
Any little thing I can do to reduce clutter in my house works for me!
I am pleased to link this post to WFMW over at We are THAT Family.
This has nothing to do with this post. I’ve been reading your blog for a while and wouls love an explanation as to how you sort the clothing itself. What would constitute colores,and delicates? what is pink or a pastel color? what is a colored and white striped shirt for instance?
I’ve got a “Back to Basics” laundry series coming up in the next couple of weeks. I’ll make sure to include that! I’ll email you when I start the series to make sure you don’t miss it. 😉 Thanks for asking!