Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Seven Spring Cleaning Tips from Goodwill!

Declutter, Donate and Shop at Goodwill to Give a Fresh Start to Someone in Your Community

It’s an annual rite of spring. As warmer weather arrives, most Americans will take time to declutter and spruce up their homes. A 2017 poll by Sparefoot, a self-storage industry news site, found that 78 percent of Americans plan to do some spring cleaning, spending an average of four days on the process. And more than half of all Americans (57 percent) will shop for new spring clothing, according to a 2016 poll by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

As you reorganize your closets and refresh your wardrobe, give people in your local community a fresh start by shopping at and donating to Ohio Valley Goodwill. For a list of all 33 donation centers in the Greater Cincinnati area, visit cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate.

” Spring is a time to refresh and renew. But you can’t have anything new and useful and beautiful come into your life if you don’t have room for it,” said Lorie Marrero, bestselling author of The Clutter Diet and The Home Office Handbook. ” I love donating my clothing and household goods to Goodwill because I know that, not only is the person purchasing that item going to enjoy it, but the revenue is going directly to create opportunities for someone in my community””my own neighbors””to find jobs.”

In the Greater Cincinnati area, Ohio Valley Goodwill helps more than 3400 annually including people with disabilities; our nation’s  veterans and military families, youth and young adults, and others facing challenges to finding employment. To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s century of service in the Greater Cincinnati area, please visit cincinnatigoodwill.org/about.

As the spring cleaning season arrives, Ohio Valley Goodwill has these seven suggestions for shopping and donating to make a positive impact in the Greater Cincinnati area.


Clear out your basement, attic, garage and closets. Find storage bins, baskets and shelves at Goodwill to help you get organized. Challenge everyone in your family to find ten items to donate.


Visit Goodwill to collect books for summer reading, or vintage vinyl records for the perfect spring soundtrack. Need some motivation for spring cleaning? After every song on your playlist, move to another area of the room.

  1. GROW

Make your garden grow. Stop by Goodwill and look for all kinds of Spring supplies to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood this year.. Sow the seeds of change in your community when you donate or shop.

  1. PLAY

Goodwill is your spring sports center. You never know when you might find basketballs, baseball mitts, tennis rackets and golf clubs. Be a game changer in your community by shopping at Goodwill!

  1. FIND

Find trend-setting prints and patterns at Goodwill this spring. Look for stripes, plaids and polka dots, or floral and tribal motifs. Throw a twist in your style with an asymmetrical, crisscross or square neckline.


Build your spring wet-weather wardrobe at Goodwill with stylish slickers, high-gloss galoshes and awesome umbrellas. Or ride out the downpours indoors, curled up with a classic book or DVD found at Goodwill.


Make it your business to give someone else a fresh start. Share your success by donating your professional work wear to Ohio Valley Goodwill .

Visit http://www.goodwill.org/spring-cleaning/ for more spring cleaning and fashion tips.