My closet is like a time capsule. I am what some people may call a mild hoarder. I just can't let go of my fuzzy white zip up sweater that spell out BEBE with sparkly rhinestones... because what if it comes back in style like it was in 2004 or even more importantly, what if I need it on a cold winter day? Just an update on this white fuzzy sweater: Ray begged me (several times) to toss this so the sweater is officially in my thredUP bag.
Which leads me to what this post is actually about. Not too long ago, I saw a friend use this service on her social media. I've also heard about this through various ads but never thought much of it until my friend basically showed her followers how easy it was. Let me explain this in the easiest way possible or in the way I understand it. Please check out their website for more information on their services.
- You sign up.
- You order a "Clean Out kit".
- They ship you the kit which consists of the large bag with prepaid shipping label and some instructions. (I received mine within a week.)
- You fill the Clean Out bag with women's clothing (they also take kids clothing but not yet men's...hoping they'll do that soon.) They ask that you try and fill it with like new, excellent, or new items. You need to think about people like you who might want to buy these second-hand items.
- You also agree to pay something along the lines of $4 for thredUP to properly dispose or donate the items that cannot be sold online to reduce and keep out clothing in landfills. Which, if you ask me, was a big deal. I've been reading and watching videos of how much clothing in landfills can do harm so I am all about recycle and donating to people who are actually in need of them.
The main idea here is to properly dispose your clothing items and make some money out of it if you can or use that towards purchasing other people's secondhand items. Great ways to recycle!
So that's part 1. This is my fourth attempt at cleaning out my closet filled with items I haven't worn or touched in years. Some even still have the tags on them. I know, I have a problem.
The process from signing up, receiving the bag, and stuffing the bag was completely easy and hassle free. I would completely recommend it for those of you who hate taking your items to a location where they pick your items apart in front of you or for those of you who want to feel rest assured that these clothing items will be well taken care whether it is donated or sold online. The next step would be for me to take the bag to the nearest UPS and ship it off.
Part 2 to come!