Regular Exchange visitors know by now that since COVID hit The Exchange has moved to an alternating schedule of intake and sales days. The store is open for sales on Thursday, Saturday and Monday; and open for donations (by appointment) Friday and Sunday. While inconvenient to some degree, it has also had some real benefits.
The basis of the policy is to allow items we take in to be quarantined for a period of time before they go on display in the store. But the schedule had generated there other benefits as well:
In fact, when we enter COVID Phase 3, The Exchange plans to continue a more regulated intake process, likely including appointments for drop-offs, while opening the store for sales five days a week instead of three.