If you're doing some cleaning and organizing around your house, it may be tempting to purge boxes of old holiday decorations like Christmas ornaments, artificial trees, wreaths and garland. But while the weather outside may be saying anything but "White Christmas," consider holding onto your unwanted decor until the fall months. Starting in early November, charity shops like Goodwill and the Salvation Army will be in need of used holiday decor, which they stock up on and sell to raise money. Like any other business, charity shops are able to sell holiday items and decor best during the holiday months, and they often will not accept these items for donation during the offseason.
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