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Keep, charity shop or throw away?

(19 Posts)
Karcheer Tue 14-Feb-17 22:28:59

I'm having a sort out. Help me decide what to do with these...

A pair of Ash wedge trainers, I think they are called Thelma's, white and taupe.
Another pair but in suede, black and burgundy.
Both purchased when I really liked dmbl40s style a few years ago. Only really worn a couple of times

A pair of R Sole cowboy boots. Sale purchase quite a few years ago, worn once I think

A Burberry midi length summer skirt in Burberry print. Bought a couple of weeks before Daniella Westbrook wore head to toe Burberry, and that put me off...

So ladies should they all go in the bin????

LovingLola Tue 14-Feb-17 22:33:37

Why on earth would you put almost brand new clothes in the bin?
Bring them to a charity shop.

PinkShampagney Tue 14-Feb-17 23:13:10


If not:

Oh and.... grammar police... TAKE (not bring) them to a charity shop. Arrggh!

PiratePointyTits Tue 14-Feb-17 23:17:44

Ebay, charity shop, Facebook selling page, gumtree, garage sale.
It's a waste to put hardly used items into landfill.

Karcheer Tue 14-Feb-17 23:20:17

Ok so the consensus is that they would be wanted by a charity shop then. I thought they might be a bit too dated fashion and so not wanted by anyone iykwim.

ChishandFips33 Tue 14-Feb-17 23:55:40

YY to charity shop or sell

Some food bank collections also take clothes

Women's refuge are always looking out for decent clothes - especially unworn packs of underwear/socks

SapphireSeptember Wed 15-Feb-17 00:01:44

Some people don't care about fashion (myself included.) I don't care if something looks dated, I would dress like it's the 1880s if I could afford to. As it is I dress like Amy Lee circa 2003-2006 about 60% of the time, wearing stuff I get from charity shops.

PinkShampagney Wed 15-Feb-17 01:47:02

Slighty upset that e b a y n appears as a link. What the fuck is that about? Is this a new MN thing?

So a random post I place on a message board generates revenue for other people. You can fuck right off thanks.

Puts me off this place really. Testing testing one two three:
Toys R Us
Daily Mail

PinkShampagney Wed 15-Feb-17 01:48:42

Oohh - so just e b ay and T oys R U S then at the mo?

Commericalising fools.

Bubbinsmakesthree Wed 15-Feb-17 02:33:45

I am pretty indiscriminate with what clothing I send to the charity shop - I think stuff that isn't saleable quality gets ragged, shipped abroad of whatever but something useful happens to it. Barely worn brand name stuff will definitely be saleable though.

Some of that would be worth ebaying though if you want to see some money from it.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Wed 15-Feb-17 03:54:40

If I would still wear it (basically not worn out or stained) then I charity shop it.

I did try eBay and Facebook selling pages but tbh I just can't be arsed anymore. People are so cheeky and tight. I'd rather the charity got the £3 I get for something, particularly as I always end up short changing myself with the postage.

DancingHouse Wed 15-Feb-17 06:43:34

I'll always try it on eBay once or twice see if there is any interest. If not take it to charity, if they don't want it they get money for the rags.

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Wed 15-Feb-17 06:59:15

I was chatting to a couple of volunteers in a local charity shop, and mentioned that I needed to sort out a pile of clothes so I only gave them sellable stuff. They told me to give them everything, as they'd get rag money for the rubbish.

They now get all my old clothes because I don't have to agonise about whether I'm just offloading junk on to them. I tend to give them a bag of what I consider to be sellable, and a bag of rags. But if they disagree with my views of wearability of second hand clothes they still actively benefit.

Surreyblah Wed 15-Feb-17 07:01:09

Many charity shops only want saleable items.

intheknickersoftime Wed 15-Feb-17 07:05:40

I'm still pretty shocked that you would consider putting them in the bin. There are clothes collection points in pretty much every supermarket car park.

BabyHamster Wed 15-Feb-17 08:27:28

I also had no idea some people put clothes in the bin! We recycle things which are unwearable, anything else goes to the charity shop. My local charity shops don't care whether things are currently in fashion.

SuburbanRhonda Wed 15-Feb-17 08:32:26

My local council does a weekly roadside textile collection. They sort the items in the same way I would at home but it saves me the bother.

MinesaPinot Wed 15-Feb-17 09:31:33

Anything wearable goes to the charity shop (my DH reckons I keep our one in the village going) My charity shop also has a Gift Aid scheme and I get a letter every so often letting me know how much our donations have raised. The option is there for me to have the money if I want, but I usually leave it as I don't do much else for charity.

Any unwearable textiles can go in our green recycling bin.

I do feel that some of the stuff I have donated to the charity shop I could have sold on Ebay if I could have organised myself, but really can't be bothered to be honest.

piefacerecords Wed 15-Feb-17 13:04:59

So a random post I place on a message board generates revenue for other people

If a service you use is free (ie Mumsnet), then you are the product. Links are just one of the many ways you are...

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