Community January 10, 2017

Declutter and Do Good in 2017

Have some leftover Amazon boxes destined for the recycle bin after the holidays?  Now you can put them to good use and clean out your clutter at the same time.  Thanks to a partnership between Amazon and Goodwill Industries, you can donate items you no longer want and ship them to Goodwill—for free.  Just make sure that your Amazon box is empty and free of your packaging information, then fill it with gently used clothing, accessories and household items you no longer need.  Go to to print a free shipping label.  Drop the box off at any UPS or U. S. Postal Service location, and they will deliver the box to the nearest Goodwill location.  Better yet, schedule a pickup online through the site, and if you include your name and address, you’ll even receive a receipt for tax purposes.  And according to Amazon, you can use any shipping boxes you have on hand, not just ones branded with the Amazon logo.  Comment to let us know if you give it a try!