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Pass It On. How to Make Effective Donations

Donating clothes and items is a fantastic way to declutter your home and give back to your community. However, remember a few guidelines to ensure your donations are well-received. We will provide you with some helpful tips to make your thrift donations more meaningful and efficient.

Tip #1 - Donate only Clean and Gently Used Items

It's crucial to give items that are in good condition. Ensure your clothes are clean, stains-free, and in gently used condition. Avoid donating items that are torn, heavily worn, or soiled.

Tip #2 - Check the Store's Donation Policy

Different thrift stores may have specific guidelines or restrictions on what they can accept. It's a good idea to visit the store's website or call ahead to inquire about their donation policies. Some stores may not accept certain items, such as electronics or furniture.

At Rummage, we accept clothes, accessories, handbags, jewellery, household items, like dishes, cutlery, home decor, and books.

Tip #3 - Sort and Organize

Before you donate, take the time to sort through your items. Separate clothing from household goods and electronics. This will make it easier to process and display your donations.

Tip #4 - Donate Accessories and Home Goods

Thrift stores often appreciate donations of accessories like handbags, jewelry, home goods such as dishes, cutlery, and decorative items, as well as books. Be sure to carefully wrap delicate items like dishes, cutlery, or decorative items to avoid damages.

Tip #5 - Be Mindful of the Store's Schedule

Be sure to visit during their designated times and follow their instructions for dropping off your items. This helps avoid congestion and keeps the process organized. At Rummage, we receive donations during the open hours, Monday to Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Crafting the Perfect Donation

Donating to a thrift store is a simple yet impactful way to give back to your community and help the environment. By following these guidelines, you can ensure your donations are well-received and used to support the thrift store's mission. Your generosity can make a significant difference in the lives of others while allowing you to declutter your space and make room for new beginnings. At Rummage, we are thrilled to receive your clothing, household items, and books in good condition; come and visit us any time during our open hours.


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