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Mar 23

Clean Space, Clear Mind

Posted on March 23, 2021 at 7:17 AM by Natalie Nebilak


Research shows that cleaning up your living space is a great energy boost that fosters happiness and a renewed focus. When we declutter our surroundings, we are also helping to declutter our minds. Deep cleaning also supports optimum health by keeping nasty allergens at bay, as clutter is a magnet for dust and other microscopic nasties. As self-care comes more into focus for many of us, we can do ourselves a great service by getting rid of unwanted items and creating a clean space to rest our minds and bodies. 

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start, simply pick one area of your home to focus on. For example: the bedroom closet. As a general rule of thumb, you can ask yourself, "Have I worn this or thought about this in the last 6 months?" If the answer is no, perhaps it is time to let that item go. Of course there are special circumstances for heirlooms and items with special meaning. 


While taking inventory of your items and removing clutter, remember to donate your reusable items to one of the many thrift stores in Ventura. Here is a list where you can donate your items. (Please call locations or visit their websites to find out about store hours).

Boys & Girls Club of Ventura, Thrift Store
222 N. Ventura Ave.
Ventura, CA
(805) 667-8855

Caan Thrift Store
340 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA
(805) 643-5956

Donation accepted in the rear of the store, located in the City Parking lot at E. Santa Clara St. and S. Palm St. 

Coalition Thrift Store
270 E Main St.
Ventura, CA
(805) 643-4411

Donations are accepted in the rear of the building, which back up into the City Parking lot on E. Santa Clara St. and Figueroa St. 

Goodwill Retail Store
404 E. Main St. 
Ventura, CA 
(805) 641-1101
Their location on Main St. takes small items only. For large items such as big furniture and the like, you can drop them off at the Goodwill Donation Center at 2710 E Thompson Blvd or 9388 Telephone Rd.

S.P.A.R.C. Second Chance Store
374 E. Main St. 
Ventura, CA
(805) 648-8915
Donations accepted in the back of the store, located in the City Parking lot at E. Santa Clara St. and S. Palm St.