bbc.com 02 May, 2021 00:45 am

Charity shops: Six things to check before you drop off your old stuff

Charity shops: Six things to check before you drop off your old stuff
"We don't want your dirty pants" - charity shops are asking people to call before donating, but why?

Charity shops: Six things to check before you drop off your old stuff By Hazel Shearing BBC News Published About sharing Charity shops have been asking people to call and check before they drop off donations , in part due to fears of a pent-up demand to donate after England's third lockdown ended.But charity shops are unlikely to want all your cast-offs." image captionSome of my items made it on to the shop floor after the creases were steamed out It's worth considering that different charity shops might sell different things, and asking yourself whether your donations are right for your chosen shop."Charity shops are like a treasure chest," she says.

image captionMaureen and Grace say they can pass on some donations to other local charity shops that tend to sell more of a certain type of thing, like books or homeware Grace says they try to check every donation is fit for sale, but on a rare occasion things do slip through the net.My mum was very frugal, so we bought all of our clothes from charity shops.

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