Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Spring Clean Your Closet: What Should Stay, What Can Go

Do you start your day with frustration? Can’t find anything to wear? Don’t let your closet overwhelm you! Get a fresh start this spring by thinning out your clothes and donating what you don’t need to Goodwill.

When you don’t have to sort through piles of clothes you don’t like or won’t wear to find your favorite pair of black pants, mornings become simple and carefree. Here’s how you know it’s time to say goodbye.

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Donate to Goodwill!

You haven’t worn it in a year.

Okay, okay. You can be a little more lenient with this rule, but if you have clothes hanging in your closet that haven’t been worn in 1-2 years, it’s time to donate. Whatever the reason you haven’t worn a piece, you don’t want clothing just taking up space. They’re nothing more than a distraction from the clothes you actually want to wear — and they create morning chaos.

It doesn’t fit or isn’t comfortable.

So many of us hold on to clothes that don’t fit — holding out for the day things will change. Don’t live your life waiting for a day that may never come. In many cases, holding on to those clothes triggers negative feelings, making your closet a less-than-welcoming place. The same goes for clothes that are uncomfortable. Don’t put yourself through that! Stick to clothes that feel good on your body because when you feel good, it shows!

Your lifestyle has changed.

Maybe you’ve gone from working in an office every day to working from home. Or, maybe you used to spend your weekends wearing date night dresses, but now you’re more into wearing hoodies to watch your kids play soccer. Lifestyle changes happen, and your wardrobe should reflect where you are today. Donate what you no longer need to your local Goodwill!

You don’t have anything to wear it with.

If you can’t make an outfit out of it, what’s the point? Keeping articles of clothing that don’t match anything you have is a recipe for wardrobe failure.

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Letting go is hard to do, but rest assured that your clothing will bring someone else happiness when you donate them to Ohio Valley Goodwill. Your donations also make Goodwill’s job skills training services possible, creating opportunity for individuals with disabilities and others to find life-enriching work.

Give your wardrobe a fresh start by spring cleaning your closet, then find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill Donation Center and make a difference for people right here in the Cincinnati community. We’re grateful for your donation!