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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.

DIBS! GRAND OPENING: WMCS Prayer Blessing & Ribbon Cutting Event on Jan 17th at noon

DIBS! On Resale” Moved to 1279 E Apple Ave

The first time I walked into our new building I couldn’t even see the walls. The building was being used as an office furniture sales and storage building.  It was wall to wall, floor to ceiling office furniture!  Once that was all removed we could see the potential.  The first thing we needed was a new fire suppression system.  Next, we brought in shelving to divide the working rooms from the showroom, build two dressing rooms and hooked up the speaker system.

Finally. It’s moving day, or maybe I should say moving weeks.   We had many volunteers come in to help pack up the Harvey St store and move everything to the Apple Ave. store.  The whole time we kept both stores open for business.  I was most impressed with the amount of stuff the little yellow delivery truck holds! And with the enclosed trailer that came to move all the racks of clothing!

I feel truly blessed with so many volunteers who came to support this major undertaking!  We have been welcomed into a neighborhood with new customers and familiar faces.  Everyone is so excited and grateful for a store like ours to open in their neighborhood. And I am really glad the snow held off while all this was happening!

I am very excited to share with you the NEW DIBS! On Resale.

Watch the video to see the store transformation and read about the GRAND OPENING events below.

GRAND OPENING WEEK ~ January 14 – 19 2019

  • Join us on Thursday, Jan 17th  for our 5-School PRAYER BLESSING & RIBBON CUTTING EVENT ~ January 17 at noon. Come pray with all five principals from West Michigan Christian Schools and enjoy some cake to celebrate our Grand Opening!
  • Enter into our end of week drawing with each purchase.
  • Tuesdays are  Senior Days with 15% off.
  • We honor Veterans every day with 15% off.
  • Sign up for our weekly email (add me to the DIBS! list) and always know what is happening at the store.

DIBS! On Resale your NEIGHBORHOOD Resale store!

GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT DIBS!

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).

GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING

Thanksgiving is here and I am so grateful for the wonderful volunteers and shoppers that help DIBS! On Resale support our local Christian Schools and community.   It is great to have a day set aside to be reminded of all our blessings.

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY

I have an invitation for you!  SHOP SMALL for Christmas.  DIBS! On Resale will have extended hours on Saturday November 24.  We have unique gift items you won’t find anywhere else.  Come in a find that perfect sweater for your Christmas party (ugly or not).  Are you  looking for a White Elephant gift? – we have them.

Our storage room is overflowing with Christmas!

All year long we store away the nicest Christmas decorations for holiday decorating.   It is always a surprise to open the boxes and see what is inside.  These last few weeks our elves have been busy bringing out beautiful, sparkly ornaments and setting up lovely trees.  We have colorful serving pieces, little houses, Christmas books and festive clothing.  Here is a taste of what we have available.

We would like to share one more blessing…

DIBS! On Resale is moving!

We are very excited to announce that on December First we will be handed the keys to our new building.  This is a BIG step for DIBS! On Resale. Having our own building will enable us to better serve the schools we support by fully utilizing our 501(c)3 status. Over the next two months we will be transitioning to the new building.  And we look forward to opening our doors to customers at 1279 E Apple Ave. in Muskegon  just 8 minutes from our current location.

Be sure to sign up to ADD ME TO THE DIBS! LIST on the right to receive our weekly email  and follow us on facebook.  We will keep everyone informed on how the transition is progressing.

GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT DIBS!

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).

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).

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).

TIME FOR A SHOP HOP!

DIBS! On Resale opened it’s doors to serve the community.  We offer a place to donate clothing, furniture and household goods and turn that into support for our schools.  We also have sister stores that do the same for their school community.

Let’s Plan A Road Trip!

First Stop Once & Again

Starting in Grand Haven, MI stop in at Once & Again.  Once & Again opened their doors in 2005 and have just had a Grand Opening at their new location on 1209  Jackson Street.  Rhonda Thom is the manager of the store and along with her volunteers they keep the store stocked with wonderful treasures and unique finds.   The sign above the door states their purpose.

“Your donations and purchases help reduce tuition costs of Grand Haven Christian School Thank you!”

The next stop is  DIBS! On Resale

Dibs On Resale a non-profit resale store created to benefit the West Michigan Christian schools

DIBS! On Resale opened the doors on Harvey St in Muskegon, MI in 2012.  We are now at our new loaction 1279 E Apple Ave.  DIBS! On Resale serves the Greater Muskegon area while supporting Fremont Christian School, Grand Haven Christian School, Muskegon Christian School, New Era Christian School and Western Michigan Christian High School. Dibs on Resale West Michigan Store PanoManaged by Mary Workman along with Jennifer, Jessica and many volunteers, they strive to keep the store looking homey and inviting.

Last stop is THE NEST.

The NEST is  located in Downtown Fremont, MI at 1 East Main St.  They have been in business for the past 5 years and have just opened at this new address a few doors down from the original location.  This is a beautiful corner store with more space to display the wonderful treasures that are donated.  Tresa Sturrus, Carol Dunning and Dee DeKryger serve as the board for managing the store.  Proceeds from  The NEST go to defray the cost of education for the parents at Fremont Christian Schools.

Plan a day to take a drive and visit these beautiful stores.  You will not be disappointed.  You are sure to find that perfect accessory for your home or wardrobe or the book you always wanted to read. Like and follow us on facebook to keep up with what is happening in each store.

We look forward to seeing you!

Once & Again  616-296-0667   facebook

1209 Jackson St, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Hours M-F 10 -6 S 10 –  4  closed Sunday

DIBS! On Resale 231-798-2252  facebook

1279 E Apple Ave Muskegon, MI 49442

Hours: M-TH 10 – 6 F 10 – 5 S 10 – 4  closed Sunday

The Nest  231-924-3930   facebook

1 East Main St Fremont, MI

Hours: M – F 10 – 5 S 10 – 3  closed Sunday

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).

What Is It??

A Collection of  Photos – What is it?

What is it used for?

While sorting donations in the back room I hear a lot of “what is this?”  Some of the donations we receive  are new,  some are old and some really should come with instructions!   Are they decorative or useful or missing a part? Sometimes we just don’t know, but most times we figure it out!

What is your guess?

How did you do?  Did you get most of them right?

Here are the answers:

  1. A potato Ricer
  2. a sock darning tool
  3. cherry pitter
  4. no clue – what’s your guess?
  5. a mug holder?  It came in with scrap book supplies.
  6. a flag stand
  7. a flower arranging tool, you put it over the vase and stick flowers through it
  8. part of a car seat cover
  9. a cake tester
  10. you put this under you pie pan to collect the spills while baking.
  11. a safety harness maybe? This item needs instructions!
  12. a crochet cover for a square tissue box.

Stop by DIBS! On Resale and check out all the interesting items. You never know what you might find.   And you might know the answer to “what is it?”  If you have the answer to 4 or 5 send me a comment below.

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! On Resale also sells on eBay

Why do Resale Stores Sell on eBay?

Most shoppers who shop resale and thrift stores are looking for bargains.  But there are some items that just don’t fit the resale store mold or never seem to sell in the store. We want to do the best we can with the donations we are given, so last spring we signed up and were approved by eBay as an eBay for Charity non-profit. When DIBS! On Resale sells on eBay, we get  a special blue & gold ribbon identifying the listing as a charity. Once the item sells, eBay waives fees so DIBS! On Resale receives 100% of the purchase price.  Funds are processed through the PayPal Giving Fund.

Jennifer Picks Just the Right Items for eBay.

Jennifer has volunteered to handle the eBay sales for DIBS! On Resale. She is doing a great job and having a lot of fun with it.  She takes the pictures and creates the listings and once they are sold, packages them and ships them out. We have sold old books, fancy purses, and lizard skin boots but our best listing so far was a nearly new medical bag!  

 You Can Sell on eBay and Support DIBS! On Resale too!

Do you enjoy selling on eBay? Anyone who is a seller on eBay can link to our DIBS! On Resale charity when they create their listing.  Their items will show the blue & gold charity ribbon and they can choose how much of the proceeds to donate from 10% to 100%.   eBay will prorate the fees charged on the sale.  Check out the link above to see our current listings and learn more about how you can support our schools through eBay.

Donate this month and PayPal will add 1%

Charity donations to Dibs! On Resale can be made through the PayPal Giving Fund at this link  From November 28 to December 31, PayPal for Giving will add 1% to your donation!  All proceeds from this donation will go right to the schools!

Shop at DIBS! On Resale during the month of December and enter our weekly gift certificate drawing!

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).

Christmas Treasures Await You at DIBS! On Resale in Norton Shores

Come Get into the Christmas Spirit at DIBS!

Anything and everything you need for your holiday decorating can be found at DIBS! On Resale. Beautiful Christmas trees in many styles, strings of lights, unique ornaments (both new and vintage) and the star for the top of your tree.

We are unwrapping Nativity sets and angels, both beautiful reminder of the reason we celebrate Christmas.

Do you collect snowmen or Santa Claus?  Come in and check out all the many items from candles to cookie jars. 

Make your holiday table shine with Christmas dishes. From a complete service to unique serving pieces or sweet candy dishes we have just the right dish for your table.  Every room in your house will sparkle and shine with Christmas cheer.

And remember, your purchase at DIBS! On Resale supports educational projects in the local West Michigan Christian Schools.  Make plans to enjoy a Christmas concert at one of our schools during the season. Click the links below for school calendars.

 

Click here to contact us about donating  Christmas decor you no longer use and want to pass along.  Sign up for our email to receive information on our current specials.  Follow us on Facebook.

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).

Beautiful Treasures & Antiques for YOU! Support & Love for West Michigan Students!

Hand Crafted Antiques and Treasures at DIBS! On Resale

Support West Michigan Christian Schools

Dibs_on_Resale_West_Michigan_Tea Cart Dibs_on_Resale_West_Michigan_Spinning_Wheel

At DIBS! On Resale we are blessed with donations from clothes to furniture and sometimes antiques.  This spinning wheel is beautifully handcrafted.  It is a well-balanced smooth-working tool that will work as well today as it did when it was made decades ago in Yugoslavia.  We also have a beautiful little tea cart.  The original Imperial Furniture sticker on the bottom identifies it as made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mention this blog post and get 20% off of the spinning wheel or tea cart! This offer expires on Oct 31, 2017.

Click here to contact us for more treasures or questions or stop by and Visit us in person at 4949 Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49444.

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).