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Self-Isolation and Spring Clear Out


There are 11,200 shops in the UK, which amounts to an astounding £29 million a week being raised for amazing causes with Dame Hannahs being one of them. Due to current Coronavirus epidemic
we have had to cancel all of our fundraising activities but you can still help us for when we are able to repoen.

If you could set aside your pre-loved items to donate once our shops have re-opened, they could be of use to someone else, and raise much-needed cash which we will desperately need.

Please avoid leaving donations on doorsteps as our staff are not able to take them in, rendering them either ruined by the weather or stolen, and would be considered fly-tipping.

In this sudden era of self-isolation and home working, it would be an opportune time to have a leisurely spring clean and declutter. As well as a good cathartic task, it may throw some opportunities for the charity retail sector.

One of the benefits of donating your pre-loved items is that it will raise money for good causes, which in this unprecedented time, is more important than ever. Staying home can be a great time to do a spring clean and declutter and set items aside to take down our local charity shop when it re-opens.

Don’t know where to start with your clear out? Here are some top tips:

1. Organisation is the key
Write ‘Keep’, ‘Throw’ and ‘Donate’ on three pieces of paper and create clear piles of what you will keep, throw away (responsibly, of course!) and put aside to donate to charity.

2. Is it functional?
Ask yourself, does this item have a purpose? Is it useful in your everyday life? If not, consider whether it adds value in other ways. If it doesn’t, it could be time to set it aside.

3. Have you used/looked at/worn it in the last year?
We often keep things out of habit, and sometimes we simply stop ‘noticing’ items and objects because they have been there for so long. Be ruthless and take each item and really think, have you used/looked at/worn it in the last year? If the answer is ‘no’, then what are the chances that you will in the next year. Could this item be repurposed? Or given a new home?

4. Does it fit you?
It won’t be the first time, and it probably won’t be the last either, but sometimes we buy clothes that we promise ourselves to slim in to, and never actually get around to committing to it. These clothes remain unworn hanging in wardrobes for aeons. Give them a new lease of life, and let go of the guilt and pressure surrounding that particular item. Another slightly depressing wardrobe fact is that we naturally outgrow clothes as our bodies change shape with time. Try on your entire collection and see what comfortably fits – if there’s a few things which are a little too tight, or a little too big, consider altering them or adding them on the ‘donate’ pile.

5. Does it spark joy?
In Marie Kondo’s words, ‘does it give you that little spark of happiness?’ If the answer is ‘no’ then you know what to do!

6. Could it benefit someone else? Could someone else make use of it?
Take on another perspective when having a clear out – consider each item, and if you aren’t using/wearing it, could someone else? Is there any life/wear left in the item that someone else could enjoy?

3 Leypark Drive, Plymouth

Hannahs Charity Shop
3 Leypark Drive
Estover
Plymouth, PL6 8UD
01752 787753

104 Embankment Road, Plymouth

Hannahs Charity Shop
104 Embankment Road
Plymouth, PL4 9HY
01752 265394

21 Marlborough Street, Plymouth

Hannahs Charity Shop
21 Marlborough Street
Devonport
Plymouth, PL1 4AE
01752 500155

35-36 Fore Street, Ivybridge

Hannahs Charity Shop
35-36 Fore Street
Ivybridge
PL21 9AE
01752 698249

Transit Way, Plymouth

Hannahs Charity Shop
The Showroom
Transit Way
Plymouth, PL5 3TW
01752 784733

6 Bank Street, Newton Abbot

Hannahs Charity Shop
6 Bank Street
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2JW
01626 368271

34 Fore Street, Saltash

Hannahs Charity Shop
34 Fore Street
Saltash
Cornwall, PL12 6JL
01752 847526

11 Victoria Road, Plymouth

Hannahs Charity Shop
11 Victoria Road
St Budeaux
Plymouth, PL5 1RW
Telephone coming soon