Three Storage Tips That Will Help You Declutter

As the leaves start to fall and the holiday season rapidly approaches, it’s time for some fall cleaning and organization. Finding spaces for all of the excess stuff lying around the house may be easier than you think! Not only is your stuff truly someone else’s treasure, but there are various storage hacks that will revamp and organize your spaces.

Baskets make storage simple and attractive.
Baskets make storage simple and attractive.

Use baskets for organization and storage. The options for using baskets as storage containers are limitless. Baskets can be used to store items from utensils to toys. Baskets can also be placed anywhere in the house from tops of counters to under cabinets. Find your next basket at a Goodwill store near you.

After a year, donate the clothes hanging on hangers still facing the wrong way.
After a year, donate the clothes hanging on hangers still facing the wrong way.

One simple trick to decluttering your home is the reverse clothes-hanger method. To help identify pieces of clothing that haven’t been touched in months, hang all of your clothes in the reverse direction. Once you wear an item, return it to the closet facing the correct direction. After 6 months, you’ll clearly be able to visualize which clothes need to be donated. Decluttering your closet will provide more hidden storage space for all of the other miscellaneous items in your house.

Photo credit: @thriftdecor
Photo credit: @thriftdecor

Thrift a piece of furniture. Storage spaces don’t need to be dull or outrageously expensive. Up-cycle a piece of Goodwill furniture to add flare to your living space, while providing large amounts of hidden storage.

 

Decorate Your Dorm… For Less

Maximize your closet space with new (gently used) hangers!

Back-to-school season is in full swing! Whether you’re decorating your desk, dorm or college apartment, do it for less with thrifty finds from your local Goodwill. These items were spotted at the Goodwill stores in West End and Decatur. Household items like cups and plates are always in stock. Storage shelves, stereo equipment, books, binders and desk organizers also regularly make it to our sales floor. Start your treasure hunt today! You never know what you will find…

Stock your apartment or dorm with plates from Goodwill.
Stock your apartment or dorm with plates from Goodwill.
Liven up your desk or dorm room with thrifted finds.
Liven up your desk or dorm room with thrifted finds.
Let there be light for all those all-nighters and final exam cram sessions.
Let there be light for all those all-nighters and final exam cram sessions.
For study session background music or weekend parties.
For study session background music or weekend parties.
Maximize your closet space with new (gently used) hangers!
Maximize your closet space with new (gently used) hangers!

Goodwill’s Northeast Plaza Store Grand Re-opening

Home to some of our most tenured employees, our Northeast Plaza store in Atlanta celebrated a grand re-opening on Thursday, April 14. Originally opened in April 2005, the store serves an average of 60 donors and 500 shoppers daily, and because it  sees high foot traffic the store was due for a face-lift.  As a part of the celebration there will be drawings at the store for Goodwill gift certificates all weekend long. Even with its new look the store will contain the same great treasures and great deals shoppers have enjoyed for the last 11 years. Here is a look at some of the items spotted at its grand re-opening:

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