This is not a drill; it’s officially Spring as of tomorrow.
I know I’ve already mentioned it, but I’m excited! Spring is a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, and…well a tonne of Spring cleaning.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been KonMari-ing in preparation for the new season, but I have been brutal, adding clothes I’ve been hoarding for years to sacks destined for charity.
Of course, it was just when I started wondering how on earth I was going to get all these bags to charity when my phone proved to me once and for all that it was definitely listening in to my
thoughts conversations, and served me an Instagram
WHAT IS THRIFT+?
In a nutshell, Thrift+ is a service that makes donating your old clothes to charity a little easier – rather than taking your items to a charity shop, where they’re likely to be undervalued, Thrift+ sell your donations online for a much fairer price – then donate the proceeds of those sales to the charity of your choice.
Thrift+ claims this results in 10% more money being raised for the charities involved.
Thrift+ send out free boxes for you to fill with your items, so all you really have to do to get started is order yours. You can order up to three, depending on how much you have to donate – as you can see, they fit a lot.
This part of the process was easy enough, but a little unfortunate, in my case – due to an issue with their delivery system, the boxes I ordered on the 2nd of February only arrived on the 15th. Not a huge deal, and they were very fast to communicate the issue, but a little frustrating to have everything not-joyful scattered around my flat.
When they did finally come, however, I was pretty impressed. They’re sturdy and massive – one box held twelve of my dresses and a pair of shoes.
Once all three boxes were filled, it got a tiny bit challenging – they have to be dropped off at a DPD collection point, and because they fit so much in, they’re heavy – but thankfully they all have separate packing labels, so I was able to do it in a couple of trips.
They’re free to post, and Thrift+ send you an update email when they’ve been received.
Once Thrift+ have your boxes, they’ll keep you updated on which of your items have sold – and how much they were able to donate to your charity – which I love: not only do I get to know my pieces have gone to a good home, but I get to see how much of a difference my spring clean has made.
You do also get a 10% discount on any purchases you make through the Thrift+ website once you’ve donated, too.
Thrift+ don’t take books or other small items, but do accept clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories – both designer and high street pieces.
You can also order from Thrift+ (at very reasonable prices), if you see something that catches your eye!
This post isn’t sponsored or affiliated with Thrift+ – I just think it’s a great site and makes donating a little easier.
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