3 Donation Mistakes a Thrift Store Employee Saw All the Time

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3 Donation Mistakes a Thrift Store Employee Saw All the Time
By Rebekah Hall

I love to purge my home of junk—and if you’re moving, you’re probably getting rid of things left and right. But unlike other people, I approach this task with some consideration to where our donations will end up: a thrift shop. You see, I worked at a second-hand store for a year in college. In that time, I saw countless bags, boxes, and bins of donated items be carefully sorted through the staff behind the scenes. I found out what was kept, what was recycled, what was doomed to sit on the racks and shelves for eternity, what was gone in seconds, and what couldn’t be accepted. Just because those pesky things aren’t sitting in your closet anymore, it doesn’t mean they’re somewhat easier for another person to have to deal with. So knowing that staff sees more ratty t-shirts and dirty underwear than you’d imagine, here the three mistakes I saw most often:

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October 16, 2018 at 07:00PM
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