Wednesday, 06 March 2013
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If your wardrobes’ groaning under the weight of all your clothes, drawers refuse to close because they’ve been stuffed so full (they will shut!), and yet more are bursting out the seams, then organizing your clothes collection might be the best place to start your Spring Clean!
Sometimes having too much choice makes it impossible to select good items to wear on a daily basis, from the bad items you haven’t worn for years. To break through your cocoon of clothes, to emerge a beautiful butterfly in outfits you had completely forgotten about, here are some tips on how to trade it, sell it, or just donate it:
For a fun girl’s night in, ask your friends to come over with a pile of garments they no longer want, and you sort out the same. Go through all these things together and swap something you no longer want for something you like of theirs. That way you get rid of items quickly, your mates get enjoyment out of new favorites, and you can get some like-new items for free (just make sure you get rid of more things than you take in!). This works great for newly pregnant moms to swap their gentle worn jeans and tops for maternity wear! Don't forget to organize a kid's clothing, gear, and toy swap as well!
Take and Give:
Still got quite a few bits and bobs left over that no-one else wants, which you’re not too sure what to do with? Bag it all up and give it to a local charity shop or refuge. Organizations that can sell or re-use clothes will help benefit a good cause through your generosity. Giving things away will have never felt better!
Sell your Wears:
If, however, you’re thinking ‘I’d rather sell my stuff ’, which is a good idea if you happen to have any unwanted designer items, then online is the way to do it. Money-exchange websites like Music Magpie guarantee fairer and better prices, more quickly and efficiently, than most auction websites (which is dependent on consumer ‘bids’, so you could end up with a low sale or no sale at all), and marketplace websites (where items can end up sitting on their pages for ages, which will only slow down your declutter). You can either choose to sell single items, or in bulk, which will help shift your clothes clean-up along quicker. Mostly it’s free to send these items, or you can even ask for a free collection pickup, which makes it even more hassle free for you to tidy up and make a tidy sum!
How do you declutter and make a little money? Is it "fun money" or do you put it to good use?
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