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Okay, You’ve Got A Pile of Stuff to Get Rid Of, Now What? Donation/Consignment Guide - Asheville Area

Updated: Jun 25




So you hired an organizer or did all the hard work on your own following these first steps and now you've got a bunch of stuff to get rid of. If you're like me and hate seeing perfectly useable stuff get thrown away, here is a directory to many places in the Asheville area where you can resell or donate your no longer wanted items!


(If you're booking me, donation drop off is included in my session rate, and we'll talk about where you would like it dropped off.)


Donations:


  • Habitat for Humanity Restore - 61 Weaver Blvd., Weaverville, NC 28787

    • Pretty much anything in usable condition (no clothes)! I love working with them, they're great! (Accepted donations will vary by location. This list is for the Weaverville Boulevard location; the Downtown location is much more construction and furniture focused!)

      • Construction materials

      • Gardening materials

      • Sewing materials

      • Appliances

      • Housewares

      • Furniture

      • Decor


  • ReClaim Madison: Community Housing Coalition - 798 Walnut Creek Rd, Marshall, NC 28753

    • Salvage & hardware donations in usable condition - Items related to building supplies (appliances, furniture, rugs, bath, hardware & tools, lighting & electrical, building materials, decor, construction materials, paint, etc.)


  • Asheville Greenworks - 2 Sulphur Springs Rd., Asheville, NC, 28806

    • Local environmental organization accepting new and used:

      • Canoes/Kayaks

      • Rafts

      • John boats

      • Paddles

      • Life vests

      • Ropes

      • Dry bags


  • Asheville Humane Society - 14 Forever Friend Ln., Asheville, NC 28806 & Brother Wolf Animal Rescue - 31 Glendale Ave., Asheville, NC 28803 & Mountain Pet Rescue's The Thrift Hound - 234 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806

    • Local pet adoption non-profits accepting:

      • Dog toys

      • Dog beds

      • Dog food (still sealed)

      • Dog leashes/collars/harnesses

      • Linens/towels

      • Laundry detergent

      • Etc. (See their complete lists here and here)


  • The Bicycle Thrift Shop - 89 Thompson St., Asheville, NC 28803

    • Anything bike related (including bikes)

      • Proceeds go to providing local kids with access to bikes

        • Check their Instagram for most up-to-date hours!


  • The Asheville Recyclery - Check their social media for current location

    • A pay what-you-can, volunteer-run bike shop accepting all bikes and bike parts! (No part too small)

      • Check their Instagram for most up-to-date hours and location!


  • MANNA Foodbank - 627 Swannanoa River Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

    • Local food bank accepting any food, medical supplies, and toiletries, even close to the expiration date

  • ABCCM Medical Ministry - 155 Livingston St.,  Asheville, NC 28801

    • Accept medical donations: equipment, supplies (inc. cleaning supplies) in good, unused, working order


  • Goodwill - Check website map for the location nearest to you

    • National chain known for being very cheap (which means they tend to have lower standards) accepting:

      • Clothing, houseware, etc, with little resale value (but make sure they are still clean [i.e. no rat droppings] otherwise they will be thrown out!)


Consignment/Buy Outright:


  • Second Gear - 99 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC 28801

    • Anything "outdoor" related (think REI) like clothing, flashlights, tents, etc

      • They take a 50-55% cut when the item sells

      • Inventory fills up quick! Make sure to check their hold list before going in


  • Black Dome Mountain Sports - 140 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

    • Outdoor retail store that also consigns climbing gear (nothing load bearing), ski gear, and other outdoor gear


  • Play It Again Sports - 611 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

    • They pay up front for anything sports related


  • Reciprocity - 732 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 / rEvolve Buy+Sell+Trade - 697 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

    • They pay up front for any clothing that's on the nicer end (high quality, designer, vintage, etc)


  • Plato's Closet - 26 Westgate Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28806

    • National clothing consignment chain selling all kinds of clothing brands (less picky)

      • Expect to only make 10-12% off the original retail price


  • The Littlest Birds - 3 S Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805 / Tiny Threads Children's Resale - 96 Weaverville Rd, Asheville, NC 28804

    • Baby-Kid's clothing (and accessories and toys) consignment!

      • The Littlest Birds pays when the item sells at a 50% split (consignment is M-F, appointment only)


  • Alan's Jewelry & Pawn - 1186 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806 / Cash Masters Pawn Shop - 535 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

    • Ah, if nothing else, you can always pawn it! These pawn shops takes everything from paddling gear to sewing machines to jewelry and pays cash up front.



This is an incomplete list and gets updated regularly. The organizations listed here have been compiled through experiences and recommendations from myself and my clients. If you've got another organization that you want to see promoted here, don't hesitate to reach out!




Okay, that's it for now! Happy organizing :)

-Youna

Open Spaces Organizing LLC


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