It is the turn of the season and as the weather gets warmer, our closets and garages fill with clutter. Maybe it was the holidays, or dad’s “weekend project” that is still waiting to be assembled. Regardless of how your clutter has collected, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is here to help you spring into cleaning while helping give back to your community.

Organizing your home is a big task. Whether residing in a small apartment, or a several-bedroom home, cleaning always goes faster when more than one person is involved. Grab your college roommates, your kids and yes, even your spouse, and your home will be de-cluttered in no time at all.

Start your project, in a central location like the living room or garage. As you move from cabinet to shelf, make two piles: one of the items you would like to keep, and one for items that you will donate to Goodwill.


Have the kids try on some of their clothes that might be too small. This is a great project for kids and adults alike because we often change out our wardrobes and swap out styles.

When you donate and shop at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, you are helping to put Arkansans in your local community to work. Our mission is changing lives through education, training and employment. When your donated goods get sold in our stores, that money goes back into the community through programs like free career coaching, resume assistance and tuition-free high school education for adults. When you donate and shop at Goodwill, you change lives!

Because it is spring cleaning time, we are excited to be hosting a giveaway! Not only will you be de-cluttering your home and helping out fellow Arkansans, but you also have the opportunity to win 1 of 4 Goodwill gift cards or 1 of four Container Store gift cards. (That sounds like a Win-Win-Win to us!)

From now through April 18, 2018, when you pack up your items and take them to Goodwill in Arkansas, snap a picture and send it to You will be entered to win one of the eight gift cards.