Clean Out Your Closet Day 3: Laundry Day Check-In


When it’s time for laundry day, look at what you haven’t worn. If you aren’t regularly reaching for it, let it go.

Reverse the hangers in your closet.


Take all your garments on hangers and place them so that the open end of each hanger now faces you. If you wear an item, you can turn the hanger back around (the opening facing away from you). In just a few weeks, you’ll be able to tell what items you aren’t wearing anymore.

Think through how you use the closet.

What items do you use the most? Place items in easy-to-grab spots if you know you’ll need them often.

Give everything a place.

Try to decide what things should go together and what the designated resting place is for every item. Make sure you put items back in their places so they’re easy to find next time you need them.

Get kids involved.

Kids can help decide what items they don’t need or want anymore. Sometimes, it’s easier to have kids involved in the process so it doesn’t feel like something is being taken away from them.

NEW Donation Cycle 7 Arrows Outlines

Once you’ve identified the items that you are letting go, make sure to bring them by Goodwill! We call this the Cycle of Good. Your donation will now lead to a second life for that item with someone else who needs it. The sale of that item will support free training and job placement services to help your neighbors find a sustainable career. You are also protecting your local environment! In 2023 alone, donations to Goodwill Southeast Georgia kept more than 13 million pounds of usable items out of local landfills.

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Ashlyn Flowers

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