As this winter comes to a screeching halt (it's currently flurrying outside as I write this - YIKES), it's finally time to think all things spring. It might be hard to believe now, but the days of backyard-sittin' and lemonade-sippin' are coming, and they'll be here SOON. Hallelujah.
March is the quintessential month to go through everything you've accumulated throughout the winter and fall, and fortunately Anne Arundel County is chock-full of organizations and businesses that'll take your stuff.
Today we're going to talk about five of our favorite local drop-off locations for your spring purge.
1. Goodwill, Anne Arundel County
Goodwill of the Chesapeake has retail stores and drop-off locations scattered all across Anne Arundel County. For a complete list of items they accept, see below.
Here are Goodwill's Anne Arundel County drop-off locations:
- 8124 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, Maryland
- 7311 A Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, Maryland
- 674 Old Mill Road in Millersville, Maryland
- 1605 West Street in Annapolis, Maryland
- 800 Central Avenue in Linthicum, Maryland
- 1103 A Annapolis Road in Odenton, Maryland
- 1657 Crofton Centre in Crofton, Maryland
|Antiques||Men's Clothing||Computers||Wooden Furniture||Books|
|Blankets||Children's Clothing||Towers||Tables||Movies (VHS & DVD)|
|Curtains||Teen Clothing||Laptops||Dining Room Sets||CDs (no bootleg, x-rated or homemade)|
|Tablecloths||Shoes||Monitors||Lamps||Games & Toys|
|Dishes||Scarves||Mice||Radios & Stereos|
|Platters||Ties||Portable DVD Players||Seasonal Items|
|Pots & Pans||Purses||Other Computer-Related Equipment||Sporting Goods|
|Glassware||Wallets||Clean Gardening Tools|
|Small Appliances||Jackets||Working Bicycles|
|Framed Pictures||Real Jewelry|
|Unused Office Supplies||Costume Jewelry|
|Small Area Rugs|
2. Wear It Again Sam, Pasadena
If you have kids in the house like we do, the literal amount of stuff you accumulate just over the course of a few months can be mind boggling. One of my favorite kids' consignment shops in Pasadena is Wear It Again Sam. Denise, the owner, always makes you feel like a friend and not just a customer. All of our kids' gently used toys and clothing that they've outgrown always goes straight to this place.
3. Partners In Care Upscale Re-Sale Boutique, Pasadena
Also located in Pasadena at 8151-C Ritchie Highway, Partners In Care's Upscale Re-Sale Boutique accepts items Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Proceeds support no-cost transportation, home repairs, and advocacy programs for senior citizens.
Items they accept include clothing, jewelry, books, home decor, household items, and even old prom and wedding dresses.
4. Savvy Consignment, Severna Park
Have a piece of furniture you're looking to part ways with? Savvy Consignment, located in downtown Severna Park, will take it off your hands. Whether it's a chair, sofa, dresser, headboard, kitchen table, night stand, coffee table, etc. - they'll take it, as long as it's in pretty decent shape. Please note that they do not accept electronics, brass, mattresses, china, dishes, glassware and small knick knacks.
5. Lighthouse Shelter, Annapolis
Based in Annapolis, The Lighthouse Shelter provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for individuals and families who are homeless as well as permanent supportive housing for women. Their goal is to break the cycle of homelessness by providing a place of belonging, life-changing programs, and a broad continuum of support to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Lighthouse Shelter's Career Clothing Closet was established by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide appropriate clothing for job interviews and on-the-job attire for clients of The Light House and other partnering organizations.
They currently accept the below items. Drop-offs are accepted on the first Saturday of the month from 9am-11am.
• Men's jeans
• Men's casual, long sleeve shirts
• Men's button down flannels
• Men's sweaters, hoodies, fleece
• Men's black dress pants
• Men's white button down shirts
• Men's socks – white or black
• Men's boots and sneakers
*Our biggest needs for men are size small items and pants with shorter inseams, as well as men’s larger size pants and jeans.
• Women's winter jackets size 2xl - 4xl
• Women's jeans – flared or skinny (no holes or distressed)
• Women’s long sleeve shirts/blouses
• Women’s sweaters, hoodies, fleece
• Women's winter dresses (sweater dresses)
• Women's black dress pants
• Women's white button down shirts
• Women's leggings and tights (new only)
• Women's underwear (new only)
• Women's socks
• Women's boots, sneakers, and flats
*Our biggest need for women is plus sized clothing.
“The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: “Does this spark joy?” If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. This is not only the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge.”
― Marie Kondō,