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15 August . 2018

How cleaning out your closets can help these 3 great charities near Rancho Sienna

Spring cleaning feels good, and thanks to science, we now know why. Most Americans list a messy home as one of their top five stressors, and clutter raises stress hormones for women in particular, according to Psychology Today.

On the flip side, a clean and organized home is strongly associated with an improved mood, decreased stress and heightened creativity. Add in the “helper’s high” you get when you donate unwanted items to charity, and you might already be heading to clear out those closets.

Here’s a great article on 20 ways to deep clean your house this spring. And here are three local charities that take donations of clothes, furniture and other household goods.

The Caring Place in Georgetown operates two thrift stores, with proceeds supporting their programs to help local residents in financial crisis. They accept clothing, housewares, furniture, and specialty items such as outdoor goods, jewelry and collectibles.

Dress for Success Austin accepts donations of clean, gently used clothes that are appropriate for their clients to wear to job interviews. This international organization is dedicated to helping women achieve financial independence through returning to the workforce and succeeding.

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County accepts donations of building materials, tools, furniture, appliances and home décor items to help support their mission of providing affordable housing in the region.

If you need some inspiration for getting started cleaning, or for decorating your newly cleaned house, visit some or all our fully furnished model homes.