Question: Do I Need To Fold Clothes For Goodwill?

Do you have to fold clothes to donate?

Make sure to wash any clothes you plan to donate so they are clean and free of scent.

Neatly fold the clothes before you get them ready for transport.

If you are donating items that need to be dry-cleaned, make sure this is done before you donate them.

How do you pack clothes for Goodwill?


  • Separate clothing from household items in boxes or bags.
  • Wash or dry-clean clothing.
  • Wrap breakable items in newspaper and place in boxes.
  • Test electrical equipment (wrap cords around items) and battery-operated items.
  • Include all pieces and parts to children’s games and toys.

Does Goodwill accept all clothes?

Goodwill stores across the country accept donations of clothes and household items to help fund job training, employment placement services and other community programs. Generally speaking, there are no firm rules when it comes to getting your donation ready.

Do you have to wash clothes before taking them to Goodwill?


Wash or dry-clean clothing. Test electrical equipment and battery-operated items. Include all pieces and parts to children’s games and toys. Check with your local Goodwill Industries agency to determine standards for donating computers and vehicles.

Can I donate clothes in a garbage bag?

Select a large box or bag to transport the clothing. A cardboard box, plastic bin, or heavy-duty trash bag will work nicely. Make sure to research the requirements for getting tax deductions on your donations.

Does Goodwill give you anything for donating?

When you drop off your donations at your local Goodwill, you’ll receive a receipt. Hang on to it! You can claim a tax deduction for donations that are in good condition. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires you to state the value of your donation in order to claim a deduction.

What can I do with old worn out clothes?

Here are a few options on how to do so:

  1. Look into textile recycling. ShutterStock.
  2. Donate them to places that take old clothing. ShutterStock.
  3. Talk to thrift shops.
  4. Drop them off at stores that will help.
  5. See if they can be composted.
  6. Turn them into rags to use around your house.
  7. Look up other textile recycling programs.

What does goodwill do with unsellable clothes?

These organizations will take your clothes where they will either be resold in the U.S., cut into rags, processed into a soft fiber filling for furniture and home insulation, or sent overseas to salvage dealers. And as the last resort, if your clothes don’t go overseas (or get cut up), they’re sent to…

Do you have to wash clothes before donating to Salvation Army?

Call or visit the charitable organization before you donate to ask what is specifically requested or needed by the agency. No fabric items like bedding, towels, or clothes should be donated unless they have been cleaned. Dry clean or wash everything and treat any stains before donating.

How do I donate a large amount of clothes?

Where to Donate Clothes

  • Goodwill. One of the most widely known charitable organizations where you can donate clothes is Goodwill.
  • Salvation Army. Another organization that you can donate clothing to is the Salvation Army.
  • Vietnam Veterans of America.
  • St.
  • Project G.L.A.M.
  • Room to Grow.
  • Soles4Souls.
  • The Arc.

Is thrift shopping sanitary?

To answer the question: yes, thrift shopping is sanitary. I know there’s the icky factor of wearing someone else’s clothing but think of it this way: When you go thrift shopping, you always wash the clothing before wearing them {here are my tips for cleaning thrift store clothes}.