|At my last carboot sale, Battersea|
Actually, I heard someone refer to this as “Managing Your Wardrobe”, which I think has a far better ring to it. I’ve also been introduced to Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’ (thank you, Susie So So Blog) which I am now currently reading – teaching you to banish clutter forever and live a superior, clutter-free life (we’ll see how it goes).
After the success of my last post on reselling clothes (which, coincidentally, led me to speak on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on the subject – a career highlight), I have since discovered a wealth of other websites (some new, some not) that I thought I’d share. Websites such as these are the reason I can afford most of my wardrobe (and holidays), so thank you internet!
I love the sustainable idea of this store. They collect the clothing from you if you live in London (and offer bags with postage already paid for those that don’t) and in return, you get credit to spend in the shop. Eco-shopping = guilt-free shopping in my opinion.
3. Set up an Instagram Selling Account
…a la Laura Fantacci in her #WITRefurbSale – in a bid to clear out her house with her refurbishment, she listed loads of old clothes on a separate instagram account over a couple of weeks and people emailed when they wanted to buy. Simple!
The sellers here know their stuff. Items are on the website for 30 days, after which they are eBayed (the sellers have been ebaying since 2002 and are one of the Top Sellers), so your product is sold swiftly and your are paid quickly. They can organise cleaning and repairs, and can collect if you have a large amount of items. They charge 50% of selling price, but this includes all fees etc.
5. Jumble Trail
This is a genius website set up to help communities set up stalls and sales etc via their local community. A ‘champion’ decides to set up a stall, gets their community involved and this site helps promote it and help with google rankings and through social media to raise awareness. People hear about it through word of mouth, and can sign up with a stall or just come along to join. You can also search your nearest Jumble trail on the site…
6. Take your clothes to H&M
It’s not exactly top dollar, but for every bag of unwanted clothes you drop to H&M, they’ll give you a £5 voucher when you spend over £30. Not bad for when you just need to get rid of stuff.
So think of it as not only decluttering and making money, you’re helping the environment and upcycling, too. Well done you.