If you’re like me, you may have spent spring break purging your closet of the old T-shirts you haven’t worn since high school. Here are some places you can donate or sell your used stuff in Berkeley so you can help save the environment while making space in your dorm or apartment.
Goodwill is always willing to take your donations of gently used clothes, books, and even furniture. They even have a storefront conveniently located on University Avenue, so you won’t have to travel very far to donate your clothes!
Also located on University Avenue, Out of the Closet Thrift Store accepts donations of clothes and other household items. All the proceeds Out of the Closet receives from reselling used goods go to the AIDS Healthcare Association. What’s better than decluttering your space and supporting a good cause?
One of my favorites on this list is Friends of the Berkeley Public Library, a small bookstore located on Channing. They are always glad to take the old books you may have lying around your house. All proceeds they make reselling your books go directly toward supporting the Berkeley Public Library system, helping keep valuable knowledge free and accessible to the public. As a warning, they are only open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday since all the workers there are volunteers, meaning you may have to donate your books in between classes.
If you are looking to get cash for your used clothing, Crossroads is a thrift store located on Shattuck that buys back select pieces of name-brand clothing. They usually buy back only higher-quality clothing though, so if you have fancier shirts or jeans you want to get money for this is the perfect place to visit.
With these places in mind, you’ll be on your way to clearing out your space in an environmentally conscious manner by donating/selling your items to these places!