With snow still covering the grass and brisk temperatures requiring gloves, hats and scarves, it may seem hard to believe, but it’s coming. In fact, brighter, warmer days are just around the corner! You can feel it, can’t you? Daylight seems to be lingering just a bit longer every day, the Super Bowl has passed and baseball’s Spring Training is underway and you’re starting to get that itch…that Spring Cleaning Fever!
Get A Jumpstart On Your Spring Cleaning!
You’re that person, you know the type we’re describing—your Christmas shopping is completed three months early, there’s no old paperwork cluttering your desk and last minute changes to your plans never throw you for a loop! You absolutely hate procrastinating, but when it comes to spring-cleaning you feel a sense of dread. Sorting through closets, sifting through all those old boxes in the garage and choosing what will stay in the basement and what goes away just seems so boring…
There’s a popular saying that can help you put things into perspective:
“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.”
How can this advice apply to the daunting task of preparing your home for the warmer weather? Chances are the only experiences you’re relating to spring-cleaning involves hours spent sorting through clothes, shoes, books and appliances. Maybe you’re thinking about how sore your muscles will be lugging all those boxes out of the garage. STOP!
Have you considered donating your gently used items to Horizon Goodwill? Are you aware that your donations are vital to the success of our job training services? An average of 90% of all revenue generated by our Horizon Goodwill stores helps to fund job training programs, helping those with barriers to employment find meaningful work.
Imagine that! When your spring-cleaning is completed not only will you have a fully organized home, ready for you to enjoy the upcoming warm weather, you will also have the knowledge that you’ve helped your friends and neighbors receive the opportunity to improve their lives!
So do yourself, and your community, a favor. Gather up all those clothes you know will never see the light of day, pull out your unwanted kitchen gadgets—even go through overburdened bookcase and put all those dog-eared novels into a box! Bring everything to your closest Horizon Goodwill store and free up all your space for that peaceful, easy feeling that comes along with the passing of winter!