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cleaning out the laundry closet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Goodwill of North Georgia. All opinions are 100% mine.

This time of year I get really intentional about decluttering. Like really intentional, if only that intention lasted throughout the year. In this post where I talked about the mudroom closet, I gave you a sneak peek at the other travesty of a closet in our laundry room.

Well here it is in all of it’s messy glory. Y’all want transparency? Here it is.

Closet decluttering

Closet decluttering

Not really sure how this closet got like this. Well yes I do. I’ve cleaned this closet out multiple times but the issue is I never put any effective solutions in there to ensure it stayed that way. Effective storage and getting rid of clutter is what makes these catchall spaces stay neat.

Initially I stored food items in here but I have more than enough cabinets in the kitchen, so I moved all of the food items into the kitchen and have decided to use this space to house crafting and decor items and laundry that I am not currently washing.

Goodwill of North Georgia

Goodwill of North Georgia

After much deliberation I decided on this storage solution to help people in my house assist me in keeping laundry together. One drawer will be for lights and whites and another for dark and denim. I’ll be back to update how it is working and how it looks all put together once I paint the closet and look at a few other storage solutions.

Ikea Algot

Looking at my pantry as an example, storage bins that work for your lifestyle are key to keeping these spaces together.

Coming up with storage solutions takes time and thought. Where to send your clutter/things you no longer need is a non issue. Hello Goodwill of North Georgia.

Goodwill is a household name in the thrifting community when it comes to finding amazing deals on clothing and other items but don’t forget the main mission of Goodwill is to put people to work.

Your donations and purchase of items will help educate and put people in your community to work. Here in North Georgia, Goodwill is celebrating its 90th birthday of helping people find employment and this year alone they have helped 20,000 people find jobs.

Another tip for keeping clutter to a minimum is when you are done cleaning, load your things up right then and take them to the Goodwill. Otherwise they will just sit and then children will catch a glimpse of old toys and its just easier to pull up and have them off load what will become someone else’s treasure.

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In this season of giving donating to the Goodwill is the gift that will keep on giving. Donating goods helps you declutter your spaces, offers you last minute tax write offs for 2015 and ultimately helps put people to work.

Have you started getting your closets and hidden spaces decluttered for the new year?

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    December 11, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I’ll be decluttering all of the closets in my house soon and donating our old stuff to Goodwill. We have accumulated way too much stuff.

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    December 14, 2015 at 6:27 am

    I’m probably the biggest donor to our local Goodwill. When I clean out my master bedroom closet or the hall closet, I always have piles to donate. I once donated a high end purse and then had second thoughts for a minute there. 🙂 I never sell my gently used stuff, I donate it all to Goodwill.

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    December 14, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Goodwill is such a great store! Both for dropping things off and for shopping! I’ve got closets that could be cleaned out too!

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    December 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Oh my goodness, what an awesome transformation! I actually donated a TON of stuff the other day. Doesn’t it feel so great to get rid of things you don’t need?

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    December 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

    This is a great idea. I need to clean out some of our closets, too! Donating to Goodwill is a wonderful way to give back! I’ll look for a location near me!

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    Travel Blogger
    December 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Wow can you come clean my closets lol. I have so much to clean out and so much I could donate. This is a great reminder to declutter.

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    Megan Elford
    December 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Ooh, I was just looking at my pantry this morning and thinking I hope no one sees this any time soon. Your transparency is encouraging though, thank you! I needed this motivation to get myself in gear and start decluttering that pantry! Along with a few closets too …

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    Erica Brooks
    December 14, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I declutter a lot during this time of year getting ready for the holidays. I’m sure I have a ton of stuff that I can donate to Goodwill to help someone.

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    Tammilee Tips
    December 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I love this time of year for decluttering! It’s so perfect to start out the New Year in a decluttered house.

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    Jaime Nicole
    December 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    You did a great job of decluttering! I love cleaning things out and donating things that my family no longer needs – it feels good!

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    December 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I love dcluttering. I am certain that stress lives in clutter, so if I can declutter, I feel like I’m getting rid of stress!

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    December 15, 2015 at 12:46 am

    We clearly have the same before closet. I so need to clear out the clutter, mine is definitely a catch all and looks more like a junk drawer.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    December 15, 2015 at 2:08 am

    I have indeed started to declutter my rooms and closets in my home. Donating to Goodwill is a great way to get rid of things you no longer use and it turn you are helping others in your community too.

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    Miranda (Myrabev)
    December 15, 2015 at 2:26 am

    It is always awesome to be able to donate to the charities or to those who need them the most, well done on the decluttering I just did my bedroom 2 weeks ago.

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    Franc Ramon
    December 15, 2015 at 3:27 am

    I can totally relate to this as I have so much clutter at home too. It’s really important to sort things and determine what you need and what you don’t.

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    December 16, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Goodwill is great. We donate a lot there…and then I go and visit my former stuff, lol. I root for it to be chosen.

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    December 19, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I have a small laundry room that I actually need to utilize more because I have room in there to do some things. You did a great job too so when are you going to be offering this service? lol

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