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The Urge to Purge is Giving Many a Second Chance

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Snow is slowly disappearing around our streets, and with it some of the clutter around our homes.

As spring cleaning ramps up for many of us in the valley, local thrift stores say it's paying off.

Valley News Team's Hope Hanselman checks in to see how your recycled belongings are doing some good.

"Business is starting to boom now that the snow is melting," Julie Thorson, manager at Repeat Boutique in South Fargo, said.

There's something in the air around the start of the season that brings about a change of heart.

"We're very excited that people are finally getting that urge to purge," Thorson said.

"Now, that the weather is starting to show some signs of spring people are wanting to sell their winter coats and get more of the shorts and t-shirts," Brittany Nolan, employee at Once Upon a Child, said.

Employees at local thrift shops say these racks have been growing over the past few days as more people are thinning out their own.

"We get everything from a few boxes to two or three totes a day," Nolan said.

Thorson agrees her store relies on spring cleaning to fill inventory.

But these donation drop boxes are more than recycling bins. At Repeat Boutique, they're getting hundreds of people back on their feet.

"It makes me feel good that anybody can come in here whether it's somebody that doesn't have employment and maybe just has a few dollars, they can pick up a pair of shoes for $2.99 or get a whole outfit for just under $20," Thorson said.

The thrift shop partners with the Red River Human Services Foundation.

So, not only do these clothes and furniture find new use, the money is also recycled back into the community.

If you'd like to donate, thrift shops say they're in need of furniture pieces. To learn more, click here.

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