In those days when our great-grandmothers and grandmothers were still young, things were used for a very long time. For diligent and tidy owners, wardrobe and household items could serve several generations. Almost every marriageable girl had a chest in which dresses, skirts, suits, blouses and embroidered linen were kept. The most elegant and good clothes were worn on holidays. What became small was passed on to the youngest.
Today everything has changed. Wardrobe and household items, which were acquired quite recently, become old within a short time, despite the short period of service. However, those things that you “write off” as unnecessary may well serve either you or another owner.
Often, when putting things in order on shelves and in cabinets, we have the idea that we can alter old things with our own hands, giving them a second life. Sometimes things don't go beyond ideas. But sometimes creative thought still takes over, and the hands themselves are drawn to work.
Almost every thing can be turned into a new, unique and very favorite piece of clothing. Moreover, clothes are not only altered. Heryou can decorate with various details, paint or just cut off the excess.
As for the furniture, it is also being redone. The objects of our interior are glued, painted and glued. New details are often added to them.
How to alter old things with your own hands so that they continue to delight you and your loved ones? Let's take jeans for example. Such an old, but favorite piece of clothing can be found in the closet of almost any person. The possibility of alteration will depend on the condition of the item.
Most often shorts are made from jeans. To do this, you just need to cut off all the excess. The result is a wonderful summer attribute. Additionally, shorts can be bleached with bleach, decorated with buttons, rivets, rhinestones and painted with special paints.
Any jeans can turn into a stylish outfit. All you need is a permanent marker and some artistic skills. Denim pieces make a great toy or bag.
There are always enough unnecessary T-shirts and T-shirts in any closet. One shed, the other stretched, and the third just tore … Scissors will help here too. T-shirts are cut off the sleeves, the neckline is made deeper. You can also change the back. It is recommended to cut it in the form of thin strips and hem a fabric of some contrasting color there. Application will be a very fashionable attribute. Rhinestones, rivets and beads will help in altering.
Fur outerwear will make a wonderful material from which you can sew coversfor car seats. If knitted items do not meet the requirements of fashion, then it is recommended to dissolve them, then knitting something more modern from these threads. Old clothes will make wonderful outfits for pets - cats and dogs. From unnecessary warm clothes, you can sew a magnificent patchwork quilt. In other words, it will take imagination and time, which will certainly allow you to give a second life to outdated wardrobe items. Feel free to start putting your closets in order, where you will find a large number of ideas for creating an exclusive!
Getting rid of unnecessary things
Items stored in your home should be sorted out periodically. And at least once a year. After that, you need to throw away the old things. They can be not only wardrobe items, but also broken dishes, torn bedding, and broken household appliances. It is desirable to get rid of unnecessary not only rooms, but also basements, attics. This will help open up space for something new.
Where can I donate old things and receive a cash reward for them? Of course, in commission stores that are open in many localities. These outlets sell a variety of products. Buyers are offered everything from furniture and household appliances to clothes for children.
It is very easy to hand over old things to such shops. You just need to bring them there and conclude an agreement that will be valid for two months. For this documentyou will need to bring your passport with you. The client names the price for things himself. Commission stores give money for goods only after the sale of the goods.
The range of goods in such an outlet is quite wide. Here, in addition to furniture, you can see household appliances and baby carriages. Laptops are in high demand and usually don't stay on the shelves for more than a week.
Now you know where old things that are out of fashion, unnecessary dishes gathering dust in the closet, clothes that children have already grown out of, furniture that would still serve, are donated. The solution to the issue is quite simple, and besides, the money that you receive for the sold goods will not be superfluous.
Where do they donate old things for free? To date, Charity shop outlets have been opened in many Russian cities. These are thrift stores run by various initiative groups or organizations. The purpose of such associations is to attract capital to help orphans, seriously ill and elderly people, as well as low-income citizens. Donating old items to the Charity shop is a great opportunity to get rid of them and benefit other people.
The principle of operation of charity shops in our country is borrowed from the practice of European and American social entrepreneurship. For Russia, this type of activity is still new. It is worth saying that the first outlet of this kind appeared in the Russian Federation in 2012, while in Europe such stores were known evenin the last century.
Things in the Charity shop people give away for free. That is why the social store offers its customers goods at the lowest price. This attracts a large number of consumers. After such a business covers its expenses, the profits go to a charitable foundation.
Such stores accept products not only factory-made. Self-made ones are also taken for implementation. One condition: all things must be of good quality.
So, if you don't know where to put your old things, take them to a thrift store. You will be happy to take clothes for adults and children, as well as shoes, jewelry and haberdashery, pillows and household utensils, unnecessary gifts, various mechanisms, etc.
If you don't know where to put your old stuff, turn to the World Wide Web. There are a large number of sites where you can offer to pick up annoying items for free. Through the Internet, they give away any shoes and clothes, jewelry, interior items, etc. On such sites, there are no strict selection criteria, and things are sent by mail to any city, sometimes even at the expense of the donor.
Thanks to online communities, exchanges can be made. Of course, in this case, it will take time to find a user who wants to sell an old thing that is interesting to you. In addition, you will have to offer him something that will interest him. Of course, it's not that easy. However, the result will be worth the effort, especially ifif the item is rare and unique.
With the help of the Internet, you can get rid of old things of good quality. Here, on various sites, ads are posted with offers for the sale of both casual clothes and designer collections. The owners of these things set the price themselves.
Almost all sites work on the same principle. The difference is only in the product category. Some resources offer only branded clothing, while others offer inexpensive everyday clothes.
You can also sell an old thing in the following way: by registering on various portals and thematic forums. To do this, you need to place ads on them. The main thing is to present the product in a favorable light and indicate an acceptable price. If your thing is useful, then it will be bought very quickly. Ads on sites are placed for free, only some resources take their percentage of the sale.
Don't know where to take your old stuff? Social networks will come to the rescue. The ad can be posted on VKontakte, Odnoklassniki or Facebook. In addition, there are dozens of similar communities and groups on the Internet. So, clothes for kids are easier to sell on websites about children. Students always need small-sized furniture.
If you have items that are fifty or more years old, don't throw them away. There are many collectors of such items. They will gladly purchase such products. Something you can redo for your children or use in the country. The idea of reincarnation of old things can tell you all thatsame internet.
Where do old things go? Clothes and shoes, appliances and books, stationery and cosmetics, textiles and much more will be gratefully received in orphanages. First of all, carefully inspect what you decide to give away. Worn, frayed and, of course, unwashed clothes simply will not be accepted. Orphans need modern and good things. Shoes are readily accepted in these institutions.
Remember that clothes should not have loose edges. Stretched items with permanent stains will not be accepted.
In the event that you decide to donate household appliances, books, etc. for the orphanage, all these items should be examined for hidden and external defects. It's great if the products will be accompanied by an instruction manual.
Where do they donate old things for orphans? Everything collected by you will gladly accept any of the existing centers for social assistance to children. The address of the nearest of them can be found, for example, at the reception of the city administration.
Orphans in the hospital especially need things. Soap, powder, toothpaste, powders, diapers, shampoos, etc. can be passed to them. Such hygiene products should not be unpacked. Sick kids will be happy with a new toy, coloring book, book, etc. To provide such assistance, you can contact the selected medical institution or the Federal Service for Surveillance in He althcare.
If you want to donate old things to a specific orphanage, it's better to take them yourself. It only needs to be done inworking hours, notifying the administration of your arrival. Items can be sent by regular mail. Addresses and contact numbers of orphanages can be found on the Internet.
Charity organizations work at monasteries and churches. Are you a parishioner and don't know where to donate your old clothes? Take things to the temple. They will gladly accept your help.
Charity for Nursing Homes
This is an option for those who are ready to give away their old things for free. Nursing homes will gladly take clothes, bedding, blankets, as well as hygiene products. This is always true. More comfortable living of grandparents in state institutions can be done by:
- oil heaters;
- radios and TVs;
- various little things for comfort;
- anti-decubitus mattresses, etc.
You can give old things to the elderly yourself, as well as through trusted volunteers.
Charitable organizations of the capital
If you don't want to search for those in need, then where to donate old things? Moscow offers its assistance in resolving this issue. There are organizations in the capital that accept old things and give them to those in need.
Old clothes and shoes will always be accepted by the homeless warming point, which belongs to the Synodal Charity Department. It is located along Nikoloyamskaya Street, at 55. It is not far from two metro stations - Rimskaya andTaganskaya.
But the charitable foundation with the beautiful name "Russian Birch" will gladly accept your things to send them on individual requests to needy families from the outback. This organization takes clothes (adults and children), as well as shoes. Everything must be washed, ironed and in good condition. Items are accepted only in waterproof bags or plastic bags. The charitable foundation is located on Spartakovskaya street, house 19, building 3.
International NGO "Fair Help", organized by Elizaveta Glinka (Dr. Liza), helps people in difficult situations, the homeless. Clothes are accepted here only for the season, as there is nowhere to store them. The organization is located on Pyatnitskaya Street at 17/4 (building 1). It is near the Novokuznetskaya metro station. The Fair Help Foundation regularly distributes clothes, medicines and other things at Paveletsky railway station to homeless people.
There are still quite a lot of organizations of this type operating in the capital. You will be very welcome in any of them.