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Earth Day + Spring Cleaning = Jobs!

So you’ve cleaned out your closets and donated some of the clothing and household goods that you no longer need. Have you ever wondered what happens to these items when they don’t sell in a Goodwill® store? I was so happy to tour the outlet store and recycling center of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake… Read more »

The Best Problems to Have

We just celebrated the one-year anniversary of Goodwill's Donate Movement! We are spreading the message that donating clothing and household goods is good for the environment, the community, and YOU. It is remarkable what we've achieved in this short time… the Donate Movement corporate partners are: Levi's (the D icon is on Levi's care tags)… Read more »

Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Goodwill

My work as the spokesperson for Goodwill® and Ambassador of the Donate Movement is the most fulfilling thing in my career, and I was so honored to recently win the Philanthropy Award at the NAPO-LA Organizing Awards! Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Goodwill also won for "Most Supportive or Organizer-Friendly Charity," so… Read more »

Celebrate America Recycles Day, November 15

Recycling is a part of our normal lives now, but did you know it took about 30 years for the recycling symbol to become as recognized and activated as it is? It was first put out into the world in 1970! Just as there are things you recycle, there are things you donate. (I made… Read more »

Win a $400 Prize Pack from Levi’s & Goodwill!

(UPDATE: The winning photo has been chosen, and it's revealed in this cute video on YouTube! Congratulations!) In June it was my honor to help launch the Donate Movement with Goodwill®  and the first Donate Movement partner company, Levi's®. (Click here to watch our launch with a fashion show courtesy of Tacoma's Goodwill, and speeches… Read more »

Bulk Up: Top 5 Tips for Storing Bulk Purchases

I just got home from accompanying my husband to Costco. He thought it was so we could spend some time together, and that was nice, but he didn't know that he was being chaperoned. He tends to vastly overbuy! We managed to get out of there with about half what he would typically bring home…. Read more »

What to Do With Your Broken, Weird Stuff You Don’t Need

By now my regular readers will know that, as Ambassador of Goodwill's Donate Movement, I love to talk about donating gently used clothing and household items, because donating is recycling and philanthropy all at once, and everyone wins! But what happens when you have objects that are broken or just plain strange or random, and… Read more »

Earth Day is Coming! 3 Ways to Organize “Green”

Just a brief post this time before I head out to the annual NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) conference in Columbus, Ohio, tomorrow morning! I am looking forward to sharing with you what I learn when I return– always great new products and new insights from my colleagues.  Friday will continue with my series… Read more »

Are You As Green As the Next Guy?

At the Clutter Diet, we teach that there are three kinds of organizing: Planning, Projects, and Systems & Routines. Most people think about us for Projects, like doing a closet or a garage. But Systems & Routines are really the foundation of home organizing– things like laundry, cleaning, meals, dishes, and maintenance. They keep things moving and… Read more »

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