With the arrival of Spring comes the annual rite of Spring Cleaning.  Don’t just throw out the things you do not want.  Lots of people have yard sales but they take a lot of time preparing and staging.

Another way to get rid of unwanted clothing, furniture, lawn mowers and that old vehicle or boat that is just setting there taking up space and no longer used is to donate them to a charitable organization such as the Goodwills or Salvation Army.

Sometimes if you give your local organization a call they will even be glad to pick up the donations at your residence.

Don’t forget to get a receipt because charitable donations are tax deductible on your federal income tax if you itemize your deductions.