If spring cleaning has you Marie Kondo-ing* your closet, there are plenty of places in town that will take your clothing. For many, Goodwill is a go-to standby, but there are a variety of other places where you can donate or sell your items. Here are 15-plus ideas.
WHERE TO DONATE CLOTHING
Our Hope Thrift and Donation Center Clothing, furniture, appliances and more are sold to support local military families when spouses are deployed.
8646 Goodwood Blvd., Suite B
St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store Clothing, household items, furniture, appliances, mattresses, bedding, linens, etc. Revenues benefit the needy of Baton Rouge.
5621 Government St.
Here Today Gone Tomorrow Thrift Store Donate clothes, jewelry, purses or belts. Request the profits from your gift be sent to the charity of your choice.
10240 Burbank Drive
Connections for Life Clothing, jewelry and household items are sold to fund support services for single, poverty-stricken women.
2286 Highland Road
America’s Thrift Stores Proceeds from clothing, furniture and toys support Louisiana Teen Challenge, helping youth, adults and families with drug addiction and alcoholism.
9526 Cortana Place
WHERE TO DONATE DAMAGED CLOTHING SO IT CAN BE RECYCLED OR REPAIRED
• Goodwill accepts all clothing unless it is wet or moldy. Anything the organization is unable to sell is sent to textile recycling organizations, according to the Huffington Post.
• DonateStuff.com will send you a prepaid shipping label so you can mail in your old clothes to be repaired and dispersed to your choice of charity.
• Many national apparel brands have clothing recycling programs; check with your favorite local retailer to see if it collects for any such program.
WHERE TO CONSIGN CLOTHING
Meta Exchange Purses, jewelry, sunglasses and watches
7560 Bluebonnet Blvd.
REfinery Children’s Consignment Boutique Kids’ and babies’ clothing, toys and equipment
2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.
*Know your decluttering influencers
If you’ve reorganized your home by using the KonMari method—discarding any items that don’t give you joy—you have Marie Kondo to thank. The Japanese organizing guru is the author behind the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and was named one of Time’s Most Influential People in 2015.
This article was originally published in the March 2018 issue of 225 Magazine.