(Closed) Does the Goodwill wash clothes they receive?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
147 posts
Blushing bee

I doubt they do- not for sure. However, I don’t  wash things before I donate them if they’ve just been hanging/are a little wrinkled. The reason why is because I know whoever buys it will most certainly wash it before they wear it 🙂

Post # 4
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@SapphireSun: I don’t think so. I always wash everything I bring home from them.

Post # 5
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’m pretty sure they do not wash things….clothing donation places usually ask you to wash things before you donate.

Post # 6
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

nope i dont think they do… 🙁

Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think they do but I would never buy something used and not wash it first.

Post # 9
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Even if you washed your clothes before donating them, washing them to achieve that fresh smell is pointless. Used clothing smells weird—so your fresh-smelling clothes will quickly take on the smell of the rest of the clothing in the place no matter what you do. As long as they’re not dirty, I don’t think you need to wash clothing before donating it.

Post # 10
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m pretty sure most people would wash anything they buy from there (we wash regular store-bought clothing first since it may have been tried on multiple times). I doubt they would wash anything because of the expense.

Post # 11
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I dont re-wash since it is clean and its going to go through processing when you donate it.

Post # 12
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I worked at Goodwill 10 years ago.  We did not wash clothes.  Its nice to wash before you donate because they won’t put out dirty or stained clothes on the floor (it gets donated on to other causes).  However, I would wash anything you get from Goodwill once you get home. 

Post # 13
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hope some of them do.  Like I saw a clothing donation drop full and people put their garbage bag full of clothes right outside and it was raining.  I hope for instances like that they do wash them.  Or maybe someone volunteers to wash clothes that are soaked like that.  I would feel bad leaving my donated clothes out in the rain… which is probably why I’m carrying a bag of clothes in my trunk.  lol

Post # 14
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

They don’t, but they also don’t put anything out that’s just plain gross.

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