Thrift Shop Donation Guidelines 

We welcome for resale your clean, gently usednearly new clothing items and household goods in working condition.  

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Items We Accept
(resalable or nearly new)
 

  • Designer Clothing 
  • Men’s and Women’s Clothing 
  • Shoes 
  • Accessories / Jewelry 
  • Home Decor Art 
  • Small Furniture* 
  • Kitchen Items 
  • Linens 
  • Books CDs / DVDs 
  • New items, unopened and in original packaging only 

*We do not pick up furniture, but welcome pieces in good condition delivered to our shop during working hours. Please call 612-866-2135 for an OK before bringing items to the Shop. 

Items We Do Not Accept 

Due to space and regulatory restrictions, we no longer accept the following items: 

Books 

  • Encyclopedias 
  • Magazines (older than 90 days) 
  • Reader’s Digestbooks 

Children’s Goods 

  • Clothing 
  • Furniture, including cribs, highchairs, car seats 
  • Games/Toys 
  • Jewelry 

Appliances  

  • Bread makers 
  • Heaters / Air conditioners 
  • Humidifiers / Dehumidifiers 
  • Microwave ovens / Toaster ovens 
  • Vacuum cleaners 

Home Furnishings* 

  • Beanbag chairs 
  • Bed frames / Headboards 
  • Bed pillows 
  • Bed skirts 
  • Carpet remnants 
  • Ceiling light fixtures / Chandeliers 
  • Curtains / Draperies / Rods / Valances 
  • Electric blankets / Heating pads 
  • Halogen floor lamps 
  • Mattresses / Box springs 
  • Metal filing cabinets 
  • Particleboard furniture 
  • Sleeper sofas 
  • Waterbeds / Inflatable beds 
  • Window blinds / Pleated shades 

Media, Computer & Small Electronics 

  • Batteries, including lithium batteries—unless new (unopened package) 
  • Cameras & accessories 
  • Computer games & gaming consoles, including PlayStations 
  • Computers & accessories, including tablets, e-readers 
  • DVD players / VCRs 
  • Electric tools 
  • Hair dryers / Curling irons 
  • Printers Fax machines 
  • Radios TVs 
  • Telephones / Cell phones 
  • VHS & Cassette tapes  
  • Wearable smart devices, including ear budsFitbits, smartwatches 

Medical Equipment  

  • Commodes, bath aids 
  • Walkers Canes Crutches 

Sports Gear 

  • Bicycles 
  • Golf gear, including clubs, bags 
  • Guns / Hunting knives 
  • Ice skates / Hockey equipment 
  • Skis / Snowboards 

Other items 

  • Food items 
  • Household chemicals or cleaners 
  • Sewing Machines 
  • Tires / Car batteries 
  • Used (burned) candles