It’s the holidays. The time of year when people are buying gifts and sharing memories with family and friends. Although regifting is still quite a topic of debate, I would encourage you to regift…back to the thrift store.
Thrift stores’ profits are fueled by the donations of community and corporate patrons. While you may not be able to donate truckloads of goods or write a big check, you can still support your local thrift shops and declutter your life in the process.
I am not proud of it, but I have a lot of unfinished projects, and the likelihood of me actually finishing some of them is slim to none.
Take this chandelier base, for example. I tweeted about it. Blogged about it. And eventually did nothing with it. So, I dropped it off at a thrift store. As much as I wanted to keep it, I knew it would take up my limited storage space. If you haven’t gotten to an item and aren’t sure when you’ll get to it, donate it back and let someone else experience the joy of finding it.
It’s great to donate clothing that we have loved or cherished but can no longer wear. For example, I have a lot of ties, and I recently donated several. Felt pretty good, too.
Perhaps you’ve received items from a loved one and know they just aren’t your thing. If Grandma’s chair has significant meaning to others in the family, why not give it to one of them? Or, if it’s not on anyone’s wish list, wouldn’t Grandma be proud of you for donating it to an organization that’s built upon helping others and bringing joy?
What are some of the items you recently donated?