Why You Should Donate Unwanted Items Rather than Consign

As we accumulate more and more belongings over time, it’s common to find ourselves in need of decluttering our homes. Whether it’s clothes that no longer fit or household items we no longer use, it’s important to find a responsible and sustainable way to dispose of these items. While consigning clothing to stores like Thred Up may seem like a convenient solution, there is a better way to make use of your unwanted items: donating them to organizations that support elderly pets.

The Elderly Pet Organizations is a non-profit organization that support senior pets and their owners by providing resources, assistance, and pet care packages to at-risk, newly adopted senior pets. Nonprofit organizations rely heavily on donations from the public to continue their work and make a meaningful impact in the lives of senior pets and their owners. By donating your unwanted items to these organizations, you’re not only giving back to the community but also doing your part to help animals in need.

Here are a few reasons why donating unwanted items to the Elderly Pet Organizations is a better option than consigning unwanted items to consignment stores like Thred Up:

  1. It’s free

When you donate your unwanted items to the Elderly Pet Organization, you don’t have to pay any fees or shipping costs. Your donation goes directly to the organization, and you can rest assured that your donation is making a meaningful impact in the lives of senior pets and their owners.

In contrast, Thred Up charges a $14.99 fee for each cleanout kit that you send in; which is deducted from your proceeds, thereby reducing your total profit from each kit you send in. And after they discard any unsellable items from your clean out kit, your net proceeds may ultimately be greatly reduced to a mere fraction of what your items are actually worth. If you donate the items instead of consigning them, you can get a tax deduction for the resale value of ALL the items you donate. 

  1. It’s more sustainable

Donating your unwanted items to the Elderly Pet Organization is a sustainable way to dispose of your belongings. Rather than sending your items to a landfill, you’re giving them a second life and helping to reduce waste.

In contrast, consigning items to stores like Thred Up may not be as sustainable as you think. While the store does sell secondhand clothing, they also have a large inventory of new clothing. Additionally, they may not accept all of your items for consignment, which means that some of your items may still end up in a landfill.

  1. You’re helping animals in need

By donating your unwanted items to the Elderly Pet Organization, you’re directly helping animals in need. These organizations rely heavily on donations from the public to continue their work and provide resources, support, and pet care packages for newly adopted senior pets.

In contrast, consigning clothing to stores like Thred Up may not have the same impact on animals in need. While Thred Up does have a partnership with some nonprofits, it’s unclear how much of a contribution this program makes to animal welfare organizations.

In conclusion, donating your unwanted items to the Elderly Pet Organization is a better option than consigning clothing to stores like Thred Up. Not only is it free and more sustainable, but it also directly supports animals in need. So the next time you’re decluttering your home, consider donating your unwanted items to the Elderly Pet Organization and make a positive impact in the lives of senior pets and their owners.

You can make a difference in the lives of senior pets by donating unwanted items to support senior pets. Download a free label by clicking the button below; fill a box with up to 70 pounds of unwanted items, and simply mail your box to us via UPS. If you reuse an old mailing box to send your items, your impact is even more sustainable and environmentally friendly! 

Click here for a list of items we can accept and cannot accept. Thank you for your consideration!!

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