February 24, 2014

Cleaning Out My Closet

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I don't know about you, but for me, it feels good to clean out my stuff and part ways with things I no longer use or wear. Once or twice a year, I open my closets and begin pulling out tops, shoes, dresses, purses, jewelry-- anything and everything that needs to be gotten rid of. I smoosh everything into bags and drop them off at Goodwill or another donation site.

My thought-pattern: If I haven't worn it in over a year, or if it looks cheap/dingy, it's out. Out with the old, make room for the new! 

On Sunday, I took a bag full of items to Buffalo Exchange in Downtown Fullerton to see if I could trade in some of my better items for cash. I was first introduced to Buffalo Exchange several years ago by the adorable Rachel of RachMartino while interning together at mark. in New York. No joke, that girl lived at Buffalo Exchange in Brooklyn!

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If you aren't familiar with Buffalo Exchange, you can buy, sell, and even trade your fashion items, even menswear. BE is different from Goodwill and other thrifts as their buyers are very picky on what they will accept, but if you have some designer, trendy, or vintage items, it's worth taking them in and seeing what you can get! If you choose trade you'll get a higher credit back than with cash (I only got $22 back), which can be used to purchase items in store and get that closet filled back up. While browsing, I came across items from Free People, J. Crew, Topshop and more!

Likewise, you can sign up and list your sell-able items on Poshmark, an online community, and genius site, where you can shop others' closets. 

Have you cleaned out your closet lately?

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2 comments:

  1. Genius! I definitely need to clean out my closet...I know I have so many clothes that I don't really wear anymore, but I just can't bring myself to get rid of some things! I need an intervention haha.

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  2. That sounds like a good deal. The consignment shops around here don't make it worth using them. I have a hard time giving anything up, I was just looking through the closet for things to donate. Probably because some things I hadn't worn in over a year after I had donated I really wished I hadn't - "donor's remorse"?? Still, you get to a point where it doesn't make sense to keep things!!! Time for spring cleaning!!!

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