Spring cleaning took on a whole new meaning over the past few months as everyone was cleaning out their home while being stuck inside. With consignment shops and thrift stores temporarily closing their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bags of donations have probably been piling up in your home. Now that Virginia is in phase three of reopening, many of these businesses have reopened their doors and are once again accepting clothing donations. Take your clothing donations to one of these nine local consignment shops, thrift stores and nonprofits in Northern Virginia to give your closet a summer refresh.
529 Kids Consign
Donation Hours: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment
If your child no longer fits in their clothes, clean out the closet and take a quick trip to 529 Kids Consign. Either make an appointment online or, if you have less than 30 items, stop by on Wednesdays to drop off your gently used items. // 122 S. Royal St., Alexandria
Clothing donations by appointment only
Take your unwanted designer items to Auntie Te’s consignment boutique. Consignors get 50% of the profit and after 60 days all unsold goods go to charity. Only 20 items can be brought in at a time. // 2931-B Eskridge Road, Fairfax
Donations by appointment only
Support this female-owned small business when deciding what to do with your unwanted clothes. Sell off your unwanted women’s clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry and perfume and receive 50% of the sale. // 8405 Sudley Road, Manassas
ECHO – Ecumenical Community Helping Others
Donation hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.
This nonprofit charity helps provide food, clothes and financial help to those in the community with short-term emergencies. At the moment, ECHO is only accepting children’s summer clothes, children’s shoes and sandals, new socks and underwear and school supplies. // 7205 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield
Falls Church Clock Tower Thrift Shop
Donation hours: Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment
Take your unused clothes and shoes to the Clock Tower Thrift Shop. The store accepts a range of sizes and styles for both adults and children. Sales from donations benefit the Northern Virginia Family Service. // 2860 Annandale Road, Falls Church
Donation hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drop off your gently used clothes and home goods with GreenDrop. All donations go to a variety of charities, including the American Red Cross, Military Order of the Purple Heart and National Federation of the Blind. Donations can be dropped off at the donation center or you can schedule a donation pickup at any time and location. // 13770 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge
Hope’s Treasures Leesburg
Donation hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hope’s Treasures is a part of the Good Shepherd Alliance, which helps people in need help find homes, jobs, mentors and more. Sales from the thrift shop benefit the charity and local homeless shelters. // 703 E. Market St., Leesburg
Donation hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This nonprofit thrift store has been helping the community since 1974. Donate your vintage, new, usable clothes and accessories as a way to continue to help those around the area. // 845 Station St., Herndon
The Resourceful Woman Thrift Store
Donation hours: Tuesday through Saturday, appointment only (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting July 14)
Clothing donations of all sizes and styles are welcome at this Leesburg thrift store. Proceeds from the thrift store go toward funding the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. // 11-A Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg
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