Whether this is your first, second, or third time moving, you know there’s a crucial step in the process: packing up your belongings before the big day arrives! Whether you own a trove of treasures or just the essentials, there are usually a few items in your possession that you should part ways with before moving.
If you’re not too sure what to do with those bonus items, here are some you should consider donating.
One of the best items to donate is clothing. Whether they’re old duds that still have a bit of life left in them or you’re moving to a state where a winter jacket will no longer be needed, there are many places where you can donate your garments to give them a second chance.
From a local donation bin to a thrift store, you’d be amazed at how many options there are to provide someone with the opportunity to rock your former frock and give it the love it once received.
Here are some of the options available for clothes donation:
- Buffalo Exchange: This is a family-owned fashion resale business that buys and resells clothing and accessories. All you have to do is bring your clothes to one of their 50 locations, no appointment necessary. Just be sure to bring your ID or Passport. For anything they choose to purchase from you, they will assign it a selling price, and you will receive 30% of that or 50% in-store credit.
- Crossroads Trading Co.: This is also a buy, sell, and trade location where you can sell your clothes. You can either sell your clothes in-store, drop them off at one of their 24-hour drop off services, sign up for a consignment, or mail it in. They make it easy for you to sell your items, and you get 30% of the selling price or 50% for store credit.
- Goodwill: This is a widely known charitable organization where you can donate clothes. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for millions of people through education, skills training, and work. Goodwill does this by taking your donations and selling them in thousands of their retail stores. Their revenue goes towards finding people employment and funding job training.
- Salvation Army: This organization supports a wide variety of charitable acts, including disaster relief, addiction treatment, and domestic abuse. Their mission is to meet human needs however they can. Just like Goodwill, the Salvation Army also has family stores where they take the revenue from the sales of your donations and use it toward those in need.
- For Days: Have clothes that aren’t in the best condition? Believe it or not, they don’t have to end up in a landfill! For Days offers a Take Back Bag that allows you to send old clothes—from any brand, in any condition—to be recycled into new products. The bag will cost you $10, but it includes a prepaid shipping label and you’ll get a $10 off code once you send it back.
Did you know that you can donate your furniture? Instead of kicking it to the curb, you can consider donating some of your furnishings to a local homeless shelter, a thrift store, or even a local theatre group where your former couch can be cast in the leading role of a new show.
Games, Toys, and Collectibles
Do you have any toys or games from your childhood that you’re willing to part with? If so, consider donating them to a local shelter or thrift store. As long as your novelties aren’t in bad shape, many places will gladly take them and give them a new life.
The same thing applies to collectible items such as a souvenir snow globe you picked up on a trip to a world-renowned theme park. There are collectors out there who may want to own what you’re trying to give away!
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