Post # 1
So, I’m doing a major closet/drawers/storage bin purge of all the stuff that I never wear anymore. It was all washed before I put it away, but some of it has just been hanging there since last summer.
I’m thinking about running it through but if they’re just going to wash everything again, I won’t bother.
Post # 3
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
@SapphireSun: I don’t think so. I always wash everything I bring home from them.
Post # 5
i’m pretty sure they do not wash things….clothing donation places usually ask you to wash things before you donate.
Post # 6
nope i dont think they do… 🙁
Post # 7
I don’t think they do but I would never buy something used and not wash it first.
Post # 8
Thanks guys. They’re not dirty, they just don’t have that freshly washed smell and are a little wrinkly. But, I guess it’ll sit in their storage facilities for however long anyway, and get that way again.
Post # 9
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
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
I dont re-wash since it is clean and its going to go through processing when you donate it.
Post # 12
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
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
They don’t, but they also don’t put anything out that’s just plain gross.