GO Month - "Y" Donations

Let's celebrate Get Organized (GO) Month by donating items A-Z!

To celebrate Get Organized (GO) Month I'm doing a series of posts on items ranging from A-Z. For each letter, I'll provide a list of potential resources for what to do with your belongings if you're ready to donate or sell them.

We're at letter Y!

Y is for YEARBOOKS




A yearbook is one of those things that falls under the sentimental category and that's one family of items almost all of us have a hard time parting with.


To start off, I want to say if you don't want to keep your yearbook - don't! And here's an article that gives you permission to throw it away!



Here are some suggestions for donating it:


You are certainly welcome to pass along your yearbook to Goodwill or to your kids or grandkids - but only if they want it, of course!


Classmates.com is the largest digital yearbook archive and they're always looking for books to add to their collection. You could lend yours or, of course, donate it to them.


Here are some resources for selling it:


Now if you're looking to get some money for your yearbook, the market might be slim. That is unless you went to school with someone famous or you have it signed by a celebrity. Other points to consider to fetch more money are the location and year. Some say it's best to utilize an auction format because you might get two "locals" vying for it.


Here's a helpful thread on eBay about pricing yearbooks.


AbeBooks buys and sells books of all kinds and this article talks about the ten most expensive yearbooks ever sold on their site.


There's also quite a market for vintage yearbooks on Etsy if you or someone you know has a storefront on their digital platform, that's a way to go.


Memory Lane Yearbooks is another site that sells original and unique yearbooks from all over the U.S.


Please comment below with other resources that you're aware of or have used before.

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