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Decorate with DIBS!

Thrift stores are a great place to find unusual & unique.

If you are looking for an addition to your collection of birds or lighthouses DIBS! On resale is a great place to look. If you are looking for a vintage or midcentury piece of furniture we get them in.  If you like to repurpose things you will find inspiration at DIBS! On Resale.


Shoppers Share Ideas

I always talk with our customers and they frequently tell me what they plan to do with something they bought at the store. An old relish dish will make a great jewelry tray and wooden spoons will be used in garden art. So I asked for some pictures to share.

One of our customers has decorated her bathroom in a jungle theme with items she has repurposed from thrift stores.  A leopard print top she found at DIBS! On Resale was taken apart so she could use the fabric to make a window scarf. The towels and artwork came from DIBS! as well. Another customer had always wanted a four-poster bed and found hers at DIBS! along with a curio cabinet that was just the right size for her bedroom.

This Mid-Century china cabinet recently found a new home in a “Jazz” themed room with a mid-Century style.  And an old entertainment center found new life as a beautiful child’s kitchen complete with a scenic view out the window!

So much creativity! Shop DIBS! On Resale for your next treasure or inspiration, you won’t be disappointed!

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!

Reduce!

Kids outgrow clothes before they wear them out. You have worn that sweater to three parties, time to get a new one. I’m downsizing and have extra furniture. I read that book about decluttering and now I have bags of unwanted stuff! What do you do with all this extra stuff?

Reuse!

Awesome donations come into DIBS! On Resale daily, we call them Blessings! Gently used clothing, household goods, and furniture. We sort, test, clean and put out the best for others to Reuse!

There are always people looking for something. Items are purchased to furnish that new apartment or fill that blank space on the wall. A piece of jewelry to complete any outfit. A unique item to complete a collection or to start a collection. Resale stores fill many needs.

Recycle!

Paul from MRM picks up goods

Once something has been out on the floor for a while and hasn’t sold we have to move it on. DIBS! On Resale has a partnership with Muskegon Rescue Mission. They stop by once a week to pick up what doesn’t sell. They will bail clothing and take shoes to be recycled and pay us a little for that. They also take hard goods to try to sell in their stores.

We collect metal and paper to recycle. Dave and Ken from the First CRC in Grand Haven will stop by every couple weeks to pick up metal and paper for recycling.

Dave & Ken
Gail

They have a huge recycling program at their church and work hard at keeping metals out of our landfill. Gail manages our housewares department. Her church has a kitchen pantry for families in need. She will take kitchen items that don’t sell for use in that mission. Bob will take our plastics to top off his recycle bin at home. All this is done to keep recyclables out of the landfill.

Bob

We still generate some disposable waste but I am happy to say we only have our dumpster emptied only once a month. That’s not too bad.

Drop off your donations at the BIG Blue Doors on the south side of DIBS! On Resale. Your donation is helping to generate funds to make our schools better.

Does This Work???

At DIBS! On Resale, we receive electrical donations of all sorts. “Does this work?” is a frequently asked question. We see beautiful and unusual lamps of all sizes, candle warmers and fountains. We get electronics from clocks to radios and kitchen gadgets galore. There are tools of all sorts to dry, cut and curl hair. Games, puzzles, and toys with all the bells and whistles. We test them all.

Look for the BLUE DOT 🧿

Our Team Tests Everything

Bob helps to keep all the gadgets and gizmos sorted. Rich cleans & keeps the cords under control. And Bruce liked the massage chair he tested so much he came back a bought it! If something does not work it will be used for parts or put into a bin to be recycled.

Once the item is tested and cleaned it is ready to be put out on the floor. When you decide to make a purchase look for the blue dot 🧿 to see that it was tested. AND we will happily plug it in for you if you want further proof.

Stop in at DIBS! On Resale. Check out the new products we put out every day!

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Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

DIBS Volunteers Are Awesome!

Gail and Kay

Willie

Carolyn and Tillie

“I always receive a blessing when I work”  Willie

Volunteering has always been a big part of supporting our Christian Schools. From Bazaars to Banquets to Resale stores we have a community of supporters who willingly come together in support of our Christian School community.

Jennifer and Tammy

Bobbie Joe

Banquet day was always a busy day.  From frying swiss steak to cooking hams and all those pies! Every Church all had a group of people assigned tasks to help the dinners go smoothly.

Judy

Sharon, Sandy, and Mary

Once a year in the Fall the PTA would host a Bazaar.  Booths were set up in the gym for baked goods, handicrafts, Christmas decorations and so much more.  People donated goods to fill the booths and the school parking lot was overflowing with shoppers.

Laura

When the first used clothing store was opened it was in a very small building on Apple.  Now we are back on Apple with the new DIBS! On Resale where we sell everything!  With the support of volunteers, we continue to stand behind and support our West Michigan Christian Schools.

Sonya

Peg

Join our team and show your support for Christian Education by volunteering today!

We have volunteer shifts to fit your schedule. From stopping in for a quick task or staying for coffee with friends.

Call DIBS! On Resale 798-2252, email dibs.onresale @gmail.com or stop in we LOVE to see your smiling faces!

Dakota

Brian

CELEBRATE TEACHERS!

CASH FOR THE CLASS! & TEACHER TUESDAY!

Dibs! On Resale first opened its doors in 2012  to raise money to support Christian education in the West Michigan area.   And since we opened we have given over $130,000 to the local Christian schools.  In the last two years, we have expanded our store to include eBay and Poshmark sales.   This has given us the opportunity to give a gift directly to teachers each month!

Teachers always have a wish list!

Each month we choose two teachers to receive $100 each to purchase something from their classroom wish list.  It’s been lots of fun to surprise a teacher with this extra money.  Teachers always have a wishlist for supplies needed in the classroom.  Cash for the Class has provided books for a fifth-grade reading program, Whiteboards & markers for the Spanish classes and lots of educational tools for the classrooms.

Get to Know Our Teachers On Teacher Tuesday!

Every Tuesday on the WMCS Blog you will be introduced to one of our gifted teachers.  Take a minute to read about some beautiful people who are the heart of our schools.  DIBS! On Resale gives DIBS! Dollars to each Tuesday Teacher.  Help us create a goodie bag for Teacher Tuesday.   What can you add to show your support for our teachers?  Contact Kimberlee Mitchell with your idea  here   

Alumni Challenge: Donate Your Time~Sign up to Cashier one day a week or once a month.

Every time you volunteer to cashier just one shift it’s like donating $50 to the schools. It’s a fun and painless way to support our schools.

If you ever ran a cash register in the past you can do it for DIBS! On Resale.  It’s like riding a bike, you never forget how!  Send us an email – Contact US  and we will add you to the cashier list and get you on the schedule!

Designs By Peg – Hand Crafted for DIBS! On Resale

DIBS! Is A Great Place To Find Gifts!

Shopping resale and thrift stores is a great way to find unique gifts both old and new.  At DIBS! On Resale you will also find Designs by Peg.   Peg loves to sew and she uses her talents to sew beautiful fabric creations to support the West Michigan Area Christian Schools.

Designs by Peg are sold exclusively at DIBS! On Resale.

Peg sews a wide variety of useful and fun items for home and travel and she is always coming up with new ideas.  

You will find cute purses and pouches of all sizes along with  aprons and table runners in stock.

Recently she made a beautiful apron for a customer and then made a headband to go with it -all in her school colors.   Do you want to show off your school colors or need three bags and you can only find two? Peg will sew custom orders,  just ask in the store or send  an email and we can help you out.  Below is a sample of some of the beautiful creations available.

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Good Things are Happening at DIBS! On Resale and you will want to know!

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Time to Change

School has started and it is time to change

I will admit it,  I am reluctant to let summer go this year, but school has started and it is time to change.  Time to put away shorts and bring out sweaters.

We sort twice and put out the nicest items for our customers.

We have a great team at DIBS! On Resale who makes the switch happen.   All the clothing that comes into the store is sorted twice.  First Volunteers check buttons and zippers and look for stains and rips.  Next, each department goes through it again choosing the best clothing to put on hangers.  Every week new clothing is put out and for the last few weeks Fall clothing has been coming out of storage.  Beautiful sweaters, dresses, shirts and more.  Laura, Jennifer, Marie and Sadie along with many others keep the the racks fresh & full.

We carry clothing for everyone!

Men’s shirts are always a great buy and they are like new!  Infant clothing is just 99c! We carry maternity and Plus sizes as well as formal wear.  Stop in and check out the great selection at DIBS! On Resale.

 

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Something Old, Something New….

Three Generations of Wedding Dresses!

This past week I opened a large box to find three generations of Wedding Dresses!  Three very different styles from three different time periods.

 Each made special for a girl’s most special day!

The first dress is very old.  I am guessing from the 1920’s or 1930’s.  It is handmade with lots of beadwork. The dress is short with a lace trimmed slip under a loose bodice. The skirt of the dress is lace covered with hand sewn beads at the waist. The most unique part of the dress is the stole that was made to go over the dress.  It has long beaded arm loops that connect across the shoulders.  A train is attached to the arm bands and that has more beadwork. Simply beautiful!

The next dress is from late 1940’s.  It has a lace covered bodice and lace sleeves with 20 buttons down the back and more on the sleeves.  It has a lovely train.   

The third dress in the box was another short dress, possibly from the 1960’s It has a fitted bodice with pleated cap sleeves.  The skirt is overlaid with tulle and has lace medallions scatted about. This dress came with a short veil and a pair of white gloves.  A very  sweet dress to be married in.

Dresses from every decade – a fashion timeline

We have a few other dresses in the store each from a different decade. Each was beautiful and stylish on the day it was worn.

 

 

1980’s Lace dress. Jacket has Rosebud buttons

Ruffles and Lace on this 1970’s style wedding dress

Beautiful lace covered train on the halter neck dress

Strapless gown with lots of bling!

1960’s short Wedding Dress

1920’s Wedding Dress

 

1940’s Wedding Dress

 

 

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

Red, White And Blue & Seniors Too!

Thank You For Your Service!

Memorial Day is coming up,  it is the official start for the summer season.  School is almost done and there will be parades and family gatherings, camping and fireworks.  All reminders of the freedoms we have in this country. Many of us have family members who served in the military and they will be remembered with flowers and flags.  At DIBS! On Resale we want to show our thanks to our Active Military and Veterans everyday by offering a 15% discount.

Show your military id card before you checkout to receive 15% off your regular priced purchase.

Your Service is Appreciated!

Seniors Shop on Tuesdays 

If you are ready to admit you are over 55, Jessica will happily give you 15% off but only on Tuesday!  Our store prices are pretty good everyday of the week, but we know every little bit helps.

Stop in on Tuesdays, you might meet an old friend.

Shop From Home

 Are you looking for a way to support Christian Education or maybe the school you graduated from but can’t make it to the store?  Shop our eBay listings from the comfort of your home. Click  ebay for charity  and see what we have listed.
eBay for Charity Program:
DIBS! On Resale is a member of the eBay for Charity Program, which means you can bid on items we’ve listed or sell your own items and donate 10-100% of the selling price to DIBS! On Resale. Charity listings tend to attract more bids and higher selling prices so it’s a win-win for all! In addition, eBay will give you a credit on your basic selling fees and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation. Please consider supporting our Christian schools through DIBS! On Resale the next time you buy or sell on eBay! 
Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

THE BIG YELLOW TRUCK

DIBS! On Resale has a Big Yellow Delivery Truck

and we like to see it on the road or on stage! Sonya and Stacey make pick-ups and deliver for us on Thursdays.  And this past week the Big Yellow Truck was used as a prop in the WMCHS Spring Musical “GODSPELL“.

We will Pick Up Furniture Donations

If you have large furniture items to donate and don’t have a way to bring them in, please give the store a call.  We will schedule a date to make that pick up.  If Thursdays won’t work for you, we will do our best to find volunteers to make the pick up on another day.

We will  also deliver your furniture purchase.  We do have a general fee of $40 for delivery and keep it within 15 miles.  Larger items or further distances will be pro-rated.

Stop in and see what we have in the store.  There is something new everyday!

“Add me to the DIBS! List”

Keep informed of our new items and weekly sales. Sign up here to join our weekly email list!  Look for “Add me to the DIBS! List” on the right.

Scenes from the Musical ” GODSPELL”

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).