Readers: Where do you sell or donate old clothes, household items?

With spring cleaning underway, we want to know where you go to purge your stuff.

Consignment store Covet in Beacon Hill. Covet Beacon Hill

As the weather continues to get warmer, you may begin to notice how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the winter months. There’s nothing like a good spring cleaning to welcome the new season, feeling just as refreshed as the outdoors. But even after you’ve figured out the items you haven’t used in years, where do you bring them?

Getting rid of unused belongings — like old carpets, kitchenware, or clothes — can help you to declutter, but also make you feel like you are turning over a new leaf. Donating allows your belongings to be sustainably reused, and selling means a few extra bucks in your pocket.


Secondhand retail stores like Savers, Goodwill, and even the Garment District are local ways to not only shop sustainably but practice eco-friendly habits like recycling. There are also numerous online options to list your goods like Facebook Marketplace or ThredUp.

We want to know where you would recommend donating or selling your clothes and household items. What did you like about the experience? Fill out our survey below or e-mail us at [email protected]. We may feature your response in a future article or on social media channels.