Saturday, July 9, 2011

Simplifying: Our Closet

How many of us have had bags full of clothes sitting around for months waiting to go to Goodwill? Please tell me I'm not the only one! In an effort to continue getting rid of things and organizing our apartment I've decided to finally take care of them. And why not be rewarded for your efforts with a tax receipt? Hey, every little bit counts.

Matt 'discovered' a cool new second hand store the other day when he was out with his mom. It's called Savers and it's in the old Circuit City building by the McKinley Mall. You can donate Housewares, clothing, books, appliances, furniture...and the list goes on. The cool things is, they partner with local non-profits and pay them for all the donated items they receive. The featured non-profit at the McKinley location is the Epilepsy Foundation.

I went through all of our clothes, shoes and bags and took out anything that doesn't fit or we just haven't worn in the past 6 months and added it to what I have already collected. Then I went through and made a list of all the items and their condition (all are good, or very good. I wouldn't donate something if it wasn't any good, chances are they wouldn't take it anyway). I read that this is a good thing to do and staple it to the receipt for a tax deduction, just to cover your bases.

I plan on taking everything over on Monday, and here's hoping I don't come home with anything! Matt already came home with some things from there the other day. We're supposed to be getting rid of things!!! I guess I'll overlook it since he got me some cute bracelets:).


  1. I heard from Penny that this place is great- I'll have to check it out! Do they go through all of your stuff right away when you bring it in? I need to go through my closet... there are definitely some things in there that are never going back on this post-baby body. :/ Let me know how it is!

  2. They didn't have tax receipts yet so I have to go back next week to get one. I hope there's no issues but the guy said it's fine and now I'm glad I made an 'inventory'.