I recently heard about a company called ‘Thred Up’ on Good Morning America that makes it easier to resell your old and unused clothes. I’ve been in the process of a closet clean out, and wanted to make sure I was taking advantage of any clothes I had in good condition. I quickly went to the Thred Up website and ordered one of their Clean Out Kits to get started. I’ve just grown tired of so many of my clothes, and want to just get rid of them and start over. It would be nice to make at least a little money to fund my new wardrobe!
When I ordered the Clean Out Kit, it came very quickly. The ‘kit’ just consists of a bag with a mailing label (free shipping back to Thred Up!) and a quick note on what they do and do not accept.
How it works is, you send them a bunch of clothes in one of these bags, and they will pick what they want to sell, and donate the rest. It’s similar to a consignment shop, but I don’t have to do as much work by dragging stuff to the store and watching them go through my things.
These are the piles of clothes I had started to take out of my closet making a mess on my bedroom floor. And I got rid of a bunch of stuff last year too!
I’ve had bad experiences at the consignment shops where I live, so I thought it couldn’t hurt to at least try this online option. They seem pretty specific on what they do and do not except, so I’m not sure how successful I will be.
There is much more information online, but here is a quick look at what they will accept. I was annoyed to see they don’t take men’s clothes, but I guess men don’t really shop at online consignment shops. I also felt like they were a bit snobby in the companies they prefer. Some clothes can be nice but not name-brand. If they don’t recognize the brand, will they just not take it?
I got to work make some piles. The front pile is a few things I don’t want to get rid of, but won’t wear. I have a bin at home for clothes I can’t part with but don’t fit anymore. These I plan to keep and possibly give to my future daughter.
Since they don’t accept men’s clothes, I took all the stuff my boyfriend wanted to get rid of for a donate pile. There is a clothing donation bin around the corner from my house, I will probably bring those there. There were a few really beat up things I just threw out.
The things I want to try to sell! I’ll go over a few of them with you and explain why I think they might be excepted by Thred Up.
These are tight one me, and I don’t feel comfortable wearing something so short. I can’t wear them to work, so they got no use all summer. Gap is a well known brand, and they have only been worn a few times.
Calvin Klein Dress
This dress has never been worn and still has the tags. It bought it, realized it didn’t really fit, then never got around to tailoring it. It’s not really my style anyway.
Zara is one of the accepted brands listed on the card. This sweater fits, but it just doesn’t go with a lot of things I own. It’s a very warm shade of brown, I just don’t like it. It has been washed a number of times, but I didn’t think it looked too worn.
Urban Outfitters Sweater Dress
This was worn a few times in my college days when I actually went to parties. It doesn’t do me any good now! I’m concerned this won’t be accepted because it’s some random brand only sold at UO.
Urban Outfitters Blouse
This is another one from a random brand they might not recognize. I love the color of this shirt, but I can’t wear it to work (too cold) and I find it hard to find the right shirt to wear underneath (it’s see-through lace).
There are a few more sweaters, some pants and a skirt I through in there too. I’m sending the bag out sometime this week, and have no idea how long it will take to get back to me.
I’ll post again when I hear back and let you now if this is a good way to sell your clothes!