Front view of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Building

Spring Clean Your Garage and Donate Your Car to Goodwill!

Spring has sprung, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for spring cleaning! If cleaning your garage is on your spring cleaning to-do list, follow these three steps to clear out the clutter and create more storage space in your garage: 

Step 1: Clear everything out

If you’re like many people, your garage becomes a catch-all for everything from Christmas decorations to sports equipment throughout the year. In order to get everything organized, you’ll need to clear everything out and sort through the items one by one. Start by removing everything from your garage and placing the items in your driveway or yard. Then, proceed to step two.

Step 2: Give the garage a top-to-bottom cleaning

With everything out of the way, you can now give your garage a deep cleaning. Start by sweeping, then use a hose or pressure washer to clean the floors of dirt and dust. Wipe down all surfaces and use a broom to remove any cobwebs from the ceiling.

Step 3: Assess and maximize storage space

Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned your garage from top to bottom, it’s time to reorganize the contents. Go through the items one at a time to decide what you can keep, donate, or recycle/throw away. Use overhead shelving, pegboards, and storage carts to keep tools, cleaning supplies, and other stored items well-organized and out of the way. Install overhead hooks to hang bicycles and make room for your vehicles. After all, garages are meant to be a place to park your cars! That being said, if you have an unused or non-operating vehicle that is taking up space in your garage, consider donating it to Ohio Valley Goodwill!

At Ohio Valley Goodwill, our car donation process is simple and easy. We gladly accept vehicles (including cars, vans, SUVs, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, and even boats) in any condition. You can drop off your vehicle at one of our convenient donation locations across Greater Cincinnati or arrange to have your vehicle towed for FREE!

When you donate your car to Goodwill, you’re making a meaningful difference. Not only will your generous car donation be used by someone who needs it, but the proceeds from our weekly Goodwill Auto Auction help to fund life-changing job training and employment services for people living right here in our community. If you want to make the maximum impact with your car donation, Ohio Valley Goodwill is a non-profit partner you can trust.

To learn more about donating a car in Cincinnati to Ohio Valley Goodwill, check out our FAQ page. If you’re ready to donate a vehicle, please fill out a donation form and we will contact you with more details.

 

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