Donate Your Stuff

We want your stuff!

Maps, postage stamps, trophies, yarn, laboratory glass, golf tees, wallpaper samples, keys, clothespins, sewing patterns from 1974…. 

If you’re not using it, donate it to the Idea Store!

The Idea Store is now accepting donations by appointment only.


  • Make your appointment here. Appointments are available from 12-4 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

  • Please pack your donation into a container that you are ready to part with. We cannot empty donations into other containers. If possible, place your donation in the trunk of your car. If you have other items in your trunk, please label your donation clearly.

  • We can only accept up to two boxes per appointment.

  • No donations will be accepted without an appointment.

  • Please drive around to the back of the building. We will not be accepting donations inside the mall. A staff member will meet you there. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. Just pop your trunk, and we will take your donation for you. 

  • If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel it so that someone else may take your slot.

What to bring.

You’re really only limited by your imagination, but some materials are more appropriate than others.

For a complete list of items we do and don’t accept, check out our official Donation Guide.

Questions about donations? Email us at or give us a call at (217) 352-7878.