The outdoor temperature may feel like summer, but the calendar says it’s springtime in Houston. For many, spring signals a time to clean out the clutter.

And if you’ve been spring cleaning, you may be wondering what to do with all the cast-offs— besides drive around with it in the back of your car.

Or, maybe you’re on the hunt for some bargain or cool vintage items to liven up your wardrobe.

Fortunately, many locations in the Spring Branch Management District offer a variety of resale, consignment and thrift stores, whether you’re purging or perusing or both!

Designer Diva

Blind Girl Productions

MAM Resale

Designer Diva just moved to a new space at 10605 Stebbins Circle for all of your retail therapy needs. Designer Diva takes consignments and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an ample showroom full of clothing items, accessories, including high-end purses, and more.

Designer Diva also offers a room for rent for events like girls’ night out, birthdays and even weddings.  And, to get the exact fit for any items you may find, Designer Diva has a seamstress on site with more than 30 years of experience.

Blind Girl Productions, 2317 Bingle Road, is home to many interesting and unusual items, mostly vintage items from post World War II through the 1980s. Blind Girl Productions also offers estate sale services.

The inventory changes on a daily basis. For the most current items, visit their Facebook page.

MAM Resale, 1625 Blalock Rd., is a thrift store benefiting the mission of Memorial Assistance Ministries to help families meet their basic needs and learn skills to build better lives. Your purchases and donations can make a big difference in so many lives.

From clothing to home goods to toys, MAM offers 14,000 square feet of thrift shopping paradise. They also do Facebook Live sales. Boutique hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donation center hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Christopher’s Resale Shop, 1650 Blalock Rd., is an outreach ministry of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

All store profits are donated to Houston Hospice, Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church, Mission Yahweh and other area charities.

Support this shop by donating gently used goods, volunteering your time or, of course, shopping.

For-profit Value Village, 1811 Gessner Rd., can’t provide you a tax-deductible receipt, but  will accept your unwanted items. Every day, each store posts the “color of the day.” Items tagged with that color are 50 percent off.

Goodwill Outlet Store and Donation Center, located at 7960 Long Point Rd., Houston, is a thrift-lovers dream with bins upon bins of items to go through. You can also donate your items there or at the Goodwill location at 1401 Wirt. Visit the website to find out what they accept.

Family Thrift, 8120 Long Point Rd., features ever changing used clothing items from popular brands at discount prices. The store also stocks a variety of household items, toys and books. Family Thrift works with Charity Clothing Pickup to support local non-profit groups.

Local animal shelters and rehabilitation centers often accept items such as used towels and blankets, among other household things.

Homeless or transition shelters will often take toiletries, makeup, towels, books and many other household items.

Turning Point Center, 1701 Jacquelyn, offers food, shelter, and other rehabilitative services, as well as clothing, to underprivileged individuals aged 50 and above. Call (713) 957-0099 to see how you can help.

Santa Maria Hostel, 2005 Jacquelyn Dr., also accepts donations of goods with an appointment. Visit here to see what they accept and to get information on scheduling an appointment.

Happy cleaning!

— By Dorothy Puch Lillig