Fall Closet Clean Out: How to Make Room + $ At the Same Time
Today is the official kick-off to fall which is a little hard to believe because it’s been humid and hot here in Chicago (not complaining AT ALL). But…
I am looking forward to those crisp fall days to layer up in my cozy sweaters, vests and scarfs which have been packed away for six+ months at this point and will feel like new (“Oh yea, I forgot about this one!”). If you’re like me, you’ll be spending some time this weekend on the seasonal closet update which for me, involves packing away summer clothes and dusting off the sweater storage bins in our basement. And while I’m tearing my closets apart, I’ll re-evualate the fate of each item: love and keep, sell or donate. Like a new school year, it’s like a wardrobe fresh start and ThredUp has become my go-to thrifting site to help make the sell and donate options completely seamless.
What’s Up with ThredUp?
I discovered it about a year ago, and since then, I’ve made about $200 on clothes and shoes (which were just taking up space in my closet), as well as purchased new-with-tags and like-new treasures including J.Crew flats, Kate Spade wool pants, a Tory Burch blazer, as well as really sweet new baby clothes for Sloane.
As a seller, here’s how simple it is to clean out your closet and make a little pocket change:
- Create an account and order a “clean out” bag. **Sign up here and you’ll automatically get $10.**
- Receive the clean out bag in the mail. Fill it up with like-new and on-trend clothing, handbags and shoes. Sorry, no 90’s Felicity-era Abercrombie sweaters allowed. ThredUp is picky, but in a good way, so your stuff has to be within five years old and in flawless condition.
- Leave your bag for your mail man or drop it off at the post office or FedEx (it will ship faster).
- Receive an offer from ThredUp (the wait time is usually about two months). Accept! Get your money via PayPal. 🙂 If they don’t accept an item, they will automatically donate it on your behalf. Win-Win.
As a buyer, you can honestly pick up some incredible pieces at a fraction of what you’d pay at the store. You just have to know how to filter your search and zero in on the high-end stuff, but there’s plenty of it. These pieces from Kate Spade, Tory Burch, J. Crew and St. John are calling my name…
For first time shoppers with ThredUp, you can save 40% on your entire order (this is huge!). Use Fall40 at check-out and make sure to load up on everything you love because you can only use this code once.
Will you be thrifting with ThredUp this fall? Or adding to your wardrobe? If so, I’d love to know what you think!