April 5, 2011 Katja Presnal

Hanes has teamed up with TV star, author and new mom, Bethenny Frankel, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s resident interior designer, Michael Moloney, to encourage you to Clean Out Your Drawers and to get rid of the ragged, the worn, the ridiculously uncomfortable and the out of style clothing, and donate items that you no longer use for Goodwill. Hanes partnered with Goodwill Industries and its Donate Movement to remind us about the value of donating unwanted clothing. Don’t just toss – donate!

“As an interior designer, I try to help people live in a clutter-free zone and show them that being organized does not need to be agonizing,” said Moloney. “Many people tell me they avoid cleaning out their drawers because they don’t know what to do with the items they don’t need any more. Making a donation to an organization like Goodwill® allows you to turn gently used items into opportunities for people in need of job training or support services.”

Purging and replacing is only half the battle. Whether donating a still-good but unworn sweatshirt, T-shirt, socks or even intimate apparel, Hanes wants everyone to feel good about where the items are going. When given to reputable organizations like Goodwill, the sale of donations support job training programs that help millions of Americans find good jobs each year. Making clothing donations to Goodwill will help keep clothing out of landfills, and will have a positive impact on both people and the planet.

Check out these great tips below to get you started with spring cleaning your closet:

Michael Moloney and Bethenny Frankel created tips on how to streamline the process and replenish with the right items!

Bethenny Says…

– It is as easy as 1, 2, 3: Cleaning out your drawers doesn’t have to be stressful. Just make three piles: toss, keep, and donate!

– If you have not worn it in a year, you probably never will. If you have bras and underwear that are hanging on by the last threads, it is time to let them go. Let me give you a hint, when the wires are popping out everywhere and it hasn’t fit in three years, it’s time to put it out of its misery, and yours.

– Mornings made easier. Does your morning routine consist of digging through piles of underwear in search of a “decent pair”? If you’re nodding your head yes right now, it sounds like you need to clean out your drawers. The first step of getting organized is simply knowing what you have!

– You have to see it to wear it. Make sure you can see everything in the drawer. There’s no use keeping it, if it’s buried way in the back. If your drawers are looking bare when you’re done, it’s time to go shopping!

– Replace those old clothes with brand new Hanes the comfiest innerwear and socks around.

– Donate, donate, donate! Think about all of the items you bought and never wore. Give them to reputable organizations like Goodwill® to help to fund their job training programs that help millions of Americans find jobs each year.

Michael Says…

– It is as easy as 1, 2, 3: Cleaning out your drawers doesn’t have to be stressful. Just rummage through your drawers, then reduce, reuse and repurpose!

– You’ve gotta start somewhere. Taking control of your drawers is a great place to start when launching an organizational overhaul of your life. Cleaning out your drawers will actually save you from those stressful situations like frantically piling clothes into the closet when an unexpected visitor drops by.

– Make it a habit. You can do this one of two ways: either purge as you go (bra made you miserable all day? Don’t put it back in the drawer!), or designate a time each year to go through your drawers and closets. Spring cleaning is a perfect opportunity to tackle this project.

– Fight the fear. Women in particular tend to hold onto underwear, bras and socks that they don’t wear because they’re afraid that they’ll have nothing to wear one day (like on laundry day!). Make a list of what you’ve purged and replace it with new items that accomplish the same objective, but fit you infinitely better.

Disclosure: I am one of the Hanes Comfort Crew members and have a working relationship with the brand but this post was not compensated.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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