If your closet is overflowing with clothes from the past decade, it is time for action. Making more room in your closet will give you the chance to update your wardrobe. You can also help make someone else’s day by donating your unused clothes. Instead of throwing out your old clothes, you can donate them to thrift stores. Donations are tax-deductible and they are also a great way of giving back to the community.
Start by sorting through your fashions. Some things will probably be too worn out to donate. Some things may even be too out of style and laughable! Find the clothes that are in the best condition to donate. Wash all of the clothes before boxing them up for donations. For some of your more expensive items, you might want to consider taking them to a consignment shop. Consignment shops are different from thrift shops because they work for a profit. If your item sells, you and the shop will split the profit. Keep in mind that consignment shops are for items that are in pristine condition, practically new.
When you donate to thrift stores, you are helping those that are less fortunate. Times are tough and thrift stores are a great way for people to save money on clothes. Be sure and donate items that are in good shape and can be used. Do not use thrift stores as a way of getting rid of your garbage items. Take the time to sort everything out and you will be welcomed back to the thrift store every time.
Once you have your closet cleaned out then you can start shopping for yourself. You may even find some things you want from the thrift store or consignment shop. There is no shame in buying used clothing. You can find great deals on name-brand clothes by shopping thrift stores and consignment shops.