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It’s taken us a bit longer to get organised for donations this year as we have been settling into our new home.  We’re still in the central city but in a much smaller space

This means we will have to be super organised with our sorting and storage.

Time to check your wardrobe

 “Declutter” is the new “tidying up” and if you’ve been watching Netflix or Youtube you will have seen or heard of Marie Kondo, and her KonMari Method, the tidying method she created out of her passion for organising. Her ever present question as she goes about decluttering is “does it spark joy?” which is the determining factor for deciding what to keep and what to give or throw away.

Every year since 2005 we have been inundated with your wonderful donations. After 15 years we know what our sale day clientele expect and therefore what sells at our sale.  As we sort through the donations to find the most suitable for our sale we find we have to send a lot of items to other charities and op shops.  This takes a considerable amount of time and takes up space while we make the decisions.

Because of our smaller work and storage space we really need you to think carefully about what you donate. While we appreciate that your time is valuable we would love it if you could help us by making some decisions for us and sorting your donations before you send them to us.

We’re looking for labels that you’d find in the top high street stores, designer stores and clothes boutiques. Clothes with a bit of difference, elegance and chic. We know we can sell Annah S, Carolyn Sills, Karen Walker, Trelise Cooper, Oliver Black, TopShop, Whistle, Verge, and similar labels. Sorry but we can’t sell labels from The Warehouse, Ballentynes, Supre, Millers.  If you’re doubtful, we suggest you separate it out from what you donate to the Preloved Fahsion Sale and send it to another charity shop that will be very grateful for it.

Remember our customers want to buy clothes at our sale that will spark joy for them too. They will only buy the best of your cast-offs so if they are designer or High Street labels, in good condition with no missing buttons, or broken zips, etc, send them to our drop-off points any time from now till early April.

Drop-off points now ready and waiting

Our 2019 drop-off points are now open and waiting for you to bring in your donations for the 2019 sale.  You can go to Taylors Dry-cleaning, Khandallah; Black Pearl, Johnston Street; MP (Maggie Potter), Willis St; Next Stop Earth, Newtown; Kapiti Knitting and Lotto, Paraparaumu Beach; Paraparaumu iSite, Coastlands.

Hutt Valley and Kapiti needs you

In recent years we’ve been asked about drop-off points in the Hutt Valley.  One of the issues is that we need someone to pick up the items and get them to our work centre in the Wellington CBD on a regular basis between January and April. 

We also need someone to pick up from the Kapiti drop-off points as Judy is leaving the district.

So if you live in either the Hutt Valley or Kapiti Coast and are interested in helping out in this way, do let us know. Contact us for more information.

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