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).

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).

APRIL SHOWERS DO BRING FLOWERS BUT….

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.

We Want To Be #1

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Over the next few weeks we will have specials on Books, linens and legs!

Be sure to sign up for our email on the right to keep informed.

 

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).

OUR NEW NEWS LETTER IS LIVE!

The Staff at DIBS! On Resale has been  back to school.  We are learning how to create a brand new newsletter for you.  Our goal is to keep our customers up to date on the sales each week.  We want to give you first DIBS! on new items that come in and let you know about new  mark downs.  We will also share ideas for ways to use your unique finds from the store.

ADD ME TO THE DIBS! LIST!

Sign up here to join our weekly email list!  Look for “Add me to the DIBS! List” on the right.

We promise we will not share your information with anyone else!

Check out our first email here

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).

BOOKS, BOOKS & MORE BOOKS!

Well Organized Book Shelves

At DIBS! On Resale you will find well organized book shelves.  They are kept that way by Barb who has been with DIBS! On Resale since it opened back in 2012 After sorting thousands of donated books she has learned a lot about books. She carefully looks over every book that is put on the shelf to be sure each is in good shape and is not musty or written in. Then she prices and displays them according to topic.

Bibles, Childrens books and more.

We carry children’s books, inspirational books, best sellers and most everything in between.  There is a nice selection of cookbooks as well.  In the music section you will find song books for Piano and organ and a variety of instruction books for piano, band instruments and guitar.

New books added weekly

New books are added every week and sometimes daily so stop in for first Dibs!
Did you know January is national puzzle month?  You will find them at Dibs! On Resale too.

Sign up for our new email to keep up to date on our weekly specials.   Learn how to make donations here.

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).

Find Creative Inspiration at DIBS! On Resale!

Resale Shoppers Are Creative People!

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.

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).

Shoes For Every Occasion At DIBS! On Resale

Shoes!

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.

Click here to view and like our Facebook page to see more of what’s new at DIBS! On Resale.  Shop during the month of December and enter into our weekly drawing for a $10 gift certificate to the store!

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).