You might be going through your kid's clothes and other household items gearing up for the back-to-school season. But, before you make that donation there are a few things you should know about what you can and can't donate.

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If you're staying inside to keep cool you might be doing some cleaning and going room to room looking for items for a garage sale. Now garage sales are a TON of work and if you don't want to go through the nightmare of hosting a sale, you can always donate the items you don need or use anymore. Before you load up box after box and load your car or truck you might want to know what items are allowed and what items aren't when donating to the Goodwill.

17 Items Missouri Goodwill Stores Do Not Accept

Other than that you are good to go when donating items to the Goodwill. The store accepts most household items, clothing, linens, shoes, accessories, home goods, and kitchenware. If you're unsure about what they take you can always visit their website to learn more.

One of the things I do is do both the garage sale and the donation. I donate what doesn't sell this way I make a little money and I feel good about donating items that I did need anymore.

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