It’s almost that time of the year again, the warm weather is slowly approaching us, and many of us still have a bunch of old winter clothes hanging in our closet. We keep a bunch of old clothes because either we’re too lazy to sort them out, or we don’t know what to do with them. Your worries are over. Take a look at EGL’s 6 ways to help you get rid of your old clothes and make room for some new ones!
With the rapid increase of fashion boutiques and consumers on social media, there’s always somebody out there shopping for new clothes. Instead of following the transitional way and selling your clothes on eBay. You can sell your clothes to online community stores, such as Poshmark and Threadflip and earn money or credit to your own on-site purchases.
Consider donating useless clothes that are still in good condition to the less fortunate. There’s always somebody out there who needs it more than you. The Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries International are two of the many non-profit organizations that you could donate too.
SWITCH IT UP
Somewhere in your closet, you have your favorite winter shirt and jeans hanging around. Instead of having them lying around for another season or throwing them out, cut that shirt into a crop-top and the jeans into some shorts. And, now you could wear your favorite winter outfit in the spring too!
Nevertheless, if your clothes are way too old, or have rips and tears in them, just throw them away! There’s nothing wrong with getting rid of the old and making room for the new.
The Hanger Trick
Get rid of your wire hangers, and make use of plastic hangers. According to Mary Pankiewicz, professional organizer and author of Clutter-free & Organized, “ When you get out your spring clothes, put the hangers in backward on the rod but then when you wear a piece of clothing, hang it up facing the front. At the end of the season, you’ll know what you’ve never worn.”
We all have some old dresses lying around and refuse to throw them out because we tell ourselves we’re going to wear it again. But, now we actually can ladies! According to Ashley from Makeit-love it, you can turn your dress into a maxi skirt in minutes. Cut off your dress right at the length you want it to fit you and add some elastic if needed. Now you have a new skirt and you didn’t have to pay for it!
So what strategy will you be using to manage your spring cleaning? Remember, before you start to get rid of all of your clothes, Ask yourself….
- Does this fit?
- Have I worn this in the last 12 months
- Is it likely I will ever wear this again?
- Is this is damaged in any way (e.g., piling, rips, stains, missing buttons, broken zippers, fading, etc.), will I actually make the effort to get this repaired in the near future?
- Would I buy this again?
- Do I feel confident when I wear this?
Written by: Ahsinet Monee