Waste not, want not, donate items you don’t use. #HappyToPassItOn
Donate items to a non-profit like Value Village and find yourself some new treasures!
I admit, I’m a bit of a clothes hog, and my husband seems to keep everything he’s ever owned. And don’t get me started on how quickly my growing teenager is going through clothes, and how many old toys she still has in her room. I try to do a purge of stuff we no longer need or, use at least once a year, but now I’m trying to do more frequent purges throughout the year to clear up items in our home before it becomes clutter. I became even more motivated to do those purges when I found out that Value Village, the thrift store I’m sure we all know, is more than just a thrift store.
Until recently, I had no idea that Value Village was a non-profit and donates to worthy causes like Canadian Diabetes Association. I prefer to donate to organizations that give back, and the Canadian Diabetes Association is near and dear to my heart as my own mother struggled with diabetes for years. That made it a no brainer OR EASY DECISION for me to decide to donate the items I pulled for my latest household purge.
During my recent declutter attempt, I selected a few different types of items from all areas of the house. I put together a few piles of clothes (my weakness), including several outfits that my daughter has outgrown, but which remain in excellent condition.
My next task was to take my large stack of books. (Yes I still love to read paper books or “book-books” as many call them now.) Not only do I donate my used books, but for the last few years I buy them second hand. While I try to use the library whenever possible, I do prefer to buy second-hand books since I’m notorious for returning books late.
The final area of my home to be de-cluttered was my small kitchen appliance collection. We realized that there were several small kitchen appliances we weren’t using. They still looked brand new and I’m sure someone will make use of them.
When my family went to go drop off our bags of goodies to our local Value Village, I, of course, had to go inside to check things out. As difficult as it was, I avoided the clothing section (very proud of myself), but I did take a quick cruise down the household items aisles. I’m trying to improve my photography skills by getting more involved in the backgrounds, selecting photo props, and all sorts of fun stuff. Value Village was a treasure trove for me and my new hobby! Since the prices were right within my limited budget, I picked up a few more items to add to my prop collection. Take a look at a few of the things I found at Value Village:
I love the concept that my donations are benefiting others and helping them save money, just like I am benefiting when I’m buying my photo props (or clothes when I’m not sufficiently strong-willed to ignore the women’s clothing aisle.) It is, in my opinion, contributing to being greener, easier on the budget, and you would be amazed at the treasures you could find. ALL of these benefits are a great bonus for helping to contribute to worthy causes.
Value Village is more than your favourite thrift store- they also support nonprofit organizations like Canadian Diabetes Association and Developmental Disabilities Association, among others, in your community. Remember to donate your reusable items to places like Value Village so that it can benefit local nonprofits! In addition to supporting the nonprofit, you’ll also be helping planet Earth. Value Village, Good n’ Thrifty!
Remember, it’s always a wonderful thing to donate your reusable items to local non-profits at Value Village. Supporting a non-profit and helping our planet, what could be better?