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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We Have Beautiful Floral Arrangements at DIBS! On Resale All Year Around!
Everyone loves a bit of color this time of year. And you will always find fresh and interesting flower arrangements at DIBS! On Resale no matter what the season. Some of the silk flower donations we get in are old and tired and just need a little love. Marcia fills that niche when it comes to silk flowers and dusty arrangements.
Who knew you could wash silk flowers!
Marcia is a “retired” florist and on Monday mornings you will find her working in the back cleaning, sorting and rearranging. She has a collection of tools to help her clean and spruce up the silks and a great sellection of vases to create new arrangements with. By the end of the morning she brings beautiful floral arrangements out for sale.
Above are some of the beautiful arrangements Marcia has created for the store. Stop in and see what new floral arrangements have been brought out this week.
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When I cashier I sometimes ask customers what they are going to do with an item they are purchasing. I often get very creative answers. One lady described to me how she used bud vases and tea cups to create garden art. One customer bought a large armoire and was going to paint it red! Another couple bought nylon stockings to fill with salt, an experiment to see if it would help to melt ice on the roof.
Ideas come from their imagination, magazines, remodeling shows and Pinterest to name a few. And when I look around DIBS! On Resale, I see a lot of the supplies you might need for those inspirations. From furniture remake ideas to repurposed dishes here are a few ideas to check out.
We have a French style table that would look beautiful in chalk paint – for inspiration click here
Here is a easy bird feeder using mugs that would be fun to make with kids.
Teacups make cute little planters
Have you seen the dressers where the drawers are replaced with baskets? Or poetry painted on old chairs? There are lots of ideas for upcycling old sweaters but how could you repurpose an old suit coat? Teacups make cute little planters and succulents grow well in unique containers. What are your ideas? What are you looking for at DIBS! On Resale? We have a wonderful community out there who donate to DIBS! On Resale and they might just have what you are looking for. Share in the comments on Facebook – Then stop in and find what you need to spark your imagination.
From Brand New Shoes To Totally Worn Out Shoes We Take Them All.
A lot of shoes are donated to DIBS! On Resale and we have Jill to sort, clean and display them all. Starting in the back room Jill finds the mates and inspects and cleans each pair. Only the best are put out on display. On our shelves you will find all sizes from kids shoes to adults. We also have sports shoes in season. Cross country spikes, Soccer shoes and ice skates to name a few.
And what happens to the shoes that don’t pass inspection? They are banded in pairs and put into large mesh bags. These bags are picked up by our ministry partners to be recycled. Nothing goes to waste at DIBS! On Resale.
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