|Stroller stuffed with donations|
Inspiration or no, I'm still struggling to get rid of stuff. I've started thinking of it in cubic feet. Today we got rid of about two or three cubic feet of stuff, an odd assortment of kitchen ware, clothing, a game, some decor items & a few other odds & sods. We loaded up the stroller & walked over to the Salvation Army Thrift store near our house. After unloading everything into their loading bay we went into the store & poked around a bit.
I'm seriously disheartened by this. If the people I donate to just send it off to the landfill, why bother? I wouldn't have dragged my stuff over there if I'd known that staff were likely to just pitch it. I understand that they can't take everything, but if their stores are full, why not stop accepting donations?
What's been your experience with thrift store donations? Did they keep the stuff to sell, or did they just chuck it in the dumpster? Anyone ever worked at a thrift store, or otherwise have "insider knowledge"?
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