Just because you are done with your clothes doesn’t mean someone else might not want them. Now a days there are a variety of options and ways to pass on your clothes.
Reduce, reuse and recycle is a phrase many of us have been hearing since we were children but not all of us practice.
It’s important to recognize that the phrase “one mans trash is another man’s treasure” is not just a clever phrase.
So what do you do with your clothes when you’re done with them?
First it’s important to recognize if they still have value. Can they be reposed? Can this t-shirt become a night gown? There are tons of options and many websites and posts dedicate to re-purposing clothing.
Check out this Pinterest Board – Fun Stuff Out of Old Clothes
Or this other one, Things to Do with Old Clothes
If you live near or in a big city you can sometimes sell your old clothes. As long as they are in decent shape you can get some nice pocket change from them. Best to wait until you have a lot to sell all at once to make sure traveling with a pile of clothes is worth your time.
Smaller towns don’t often have such options although sometimes if the garment is really nice you can find second hand stores that will sell your clothing on consignment. Again not always worth the effort but as we said before “one mans trash…”.
Buffalo Exchange is one of the more well known stores, check out their website to see if there is one near you.
You can even sell your clothes on ebay, but again this requires listing them individually and shipping them etc. Often more trouble than it’s worth.
This is probably our favorite option. It’s easy, it’s quick and is often helping out others. Anything that helps out our fellow human we’re a huge fan of. Now a days you can often find donation bins placed around the city. This makes it as easy as pie, drive up and drop off your cloths. Seriously, things couldn’t be easier.
If you’re looking for that tax write off, and no harm in that, then stop by your local Good Will or Salvation Army they’ll give you a slip to write off the value of the clothes.
Other options, churches and shelters often accept clothing, particularly in the winter shocks and coats are much needed and welcomed.
Don’t let those clothes gathering in your closet, a good rule of thumb is, if you haven’t worn it in a year, you probably aren’t going to. Time to give it a new home.