Sunday, December 14, 2014

Savers Thrift Stores :: An Opportunity to Organize the Home + Give Back & The Best Way to Dress The Family For Winter

Have you rotated your wardrobe for the cold winter ahead? Is your home as clutter-free as you'd like? 'Tis the season to be jolly and give what you don't need. I can't think of a better time to do some home organizing and give away the clutter that someone else could surely use. 

I received Savers gift certificates for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Savers Thrift Stores is celebrating this holiday season by inviting everybody to “gift back” this December! Donating your gently used clothing, books, and other household goods at Savers is an easy way to keep that holiday spirit alive. Every donation helps benefit the community by providing jobs at your local Savers, and by supporting a local nonprofit partner such as Big Brothers Big Sisters or the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

Donate NOW
It's a great time to donate your unwanted items in preparation for your next Savers haul of winter clothes. And with Christmas in just over a week, your home may likely acquire a few more treasures then too. NOW is the time to purge!

Need another reason to donate? We're nearing the end of the year so it's the perfect time to donate and get a last-second tax refund credit before the end of year cut off.

I'm cleaning house and helping nonprofits at the same time! It's beginning to feel like winter here, complete with the cold bite of clear evenings. I just finished rotating Buddy's outgrown clothes, along with some random clothing of mine and hubby's. And then I donated a nice full bag to Vacaville, Ca Savers location during our trip last week. I'm also still prepping baby girl's closet so a few odd things I discovered were also donated. I love purging what we don't need and now is a perfect time to do it with the change of seasons.

You know what? A lot of good people I know wish they could help others in need, but don't have any extra cash themselves. We often fall in that category as a family too. However, there are always several ways that anyone can give back including volunteering your time, or by donating usable things you don't need anymore. Those in need get help and you get a more organized home. It's a win-win, right?

While at Savers I scored a lot of gently used clothing to dress my family this winter. We needed a few things after our purge! Not only did I find kid's tops starting at just $1.99, but I found beautiful name brand pieces from GAP, Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, The Children's Place and Carters at very reasonable prices. It's not unreasonable to completely outfit your child for the winter season for under $100.

Savers was stocked with jackets, long-sleeved tops, sweaters, scarves, hats, jeans, and pants in every size. I even found a lots of amazing deals for baby girl for next fall and winter that I simply could not pass up. There was plenty to choose from for Hubby, with many name brands at great prices like J. Crew, Banana Republic, Levi's, and GAP. He's quite hard to shop for so I have to plan another day to take him in to Savers with me soon. There was a even small maternity section with hardly worn pieces from Motherhood Maternity and Liz Lange Maternity. I was so happy to find these!

Our shopping trip to Savers in Vacaville was a total success! Along with plenty o winter finds for Buddy, baby girl and myself, I also found a rack of brand new socks and even leggings which I'm hoping will work nicely in the postpartum months when I just want to be comfy. We purged, gave back, and scored with Savers!

“Gifting Back” Savers Holiday Contest
Head on over to Savers on Facebook to enter! Click on the “Gifting Back” Savers Holiday Contest tab to share how you're #GiftingBack to your community during the holidays. Enter with a photo, a story or both, or by using the hashtag #GiftingBack on Instagram or Twitter by January 3rd for the chance to win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. To spread the cheer event further, Savers will donate $1,000 to the nonprofit of your choice! Two runners up will receive $500 Visa gift cards and Savers will donate $500 to the charity of their choice.

While you're on Saver's Facebook page, I encourage you to check out the “12 Days of Giving” stories from December 1-12. Savers has been highlighting the unique story of one of their nonprofit partners each day!


MikiHope said...

This sounds like a great store, unfortunately there are none anywhere near where I live (in NY). I do what I can--give a dollar when I go food shopping, give a dollar when I go get my cat's food and of course those red buckets! I also donate old clothes and books when possible to charitable organizations.

Sharon Martin said...

I wish we had one of these near us, although I would probably not see my hubbie for a very long time, he loves this type of store. Why buy full price when you can get almost new clothing at bargain prices !!

Literary Winner said...

Yes, I too am sad there are none near us! I am within 30 minutes of another thrift store though and I try to get there every 2 months or so for the great bargains. I agree, donating items you no longer use is an easy way to help others.

Athena Nagel said...

There are no Savers stores near me but I have been to them when I visit my family and love them!

All Natural Katie said...

We have always donated to Goodwill, but I never really shopped there until recently. I have been amazed by the great deals I have been able to find at thrift stores. My favorite is finding wooden toys for my son.

Ashley-Raye said...

I love Savers, I used to shop there all the time when I was younger. I did just check and there is one not too far from where I live now, so I may have to check it out again!

Kelly OMalley said...

We don't have these stores either, but we have similar stores and we too usually donate prior to Christmas. Gives us extra room, and gives others the opportunity to have some awesome clothing/items that we were no longer using. This year we are running late. I am hoping that by New Years.

James Robert said...

Wow, hope the expand and come in more areas

Theresa Anne said...

I love savers! Just recently I got a wooden Dupont glider there for only $15! It cleaned up beautifully!
I'm thankful for the mommies with older children that drop off their baby stuff there for new family's like ours to buy :)