Sorry for the delay in updating, dear readers! I started a full time job a few weeks ago and while I’m absolutely loving it, I don’t have as much time to work on the blog.
I wanted to give you the final wrap up of the Great Closet Clean out. If you don’t know what I’m talking about- go here first. The Great Closet Clean Out Series
The first thing I did was post all of my more “collectible” sneakers to Facebook Marketplace. These are items that I knew were worth a lot more than a consignment store would give me. If you aren’t using Facebook Marketplace, I definitely recommend it for buying and selling, especially if you have kids! It’s easier than Ebay because you don’t have to worry about shipping, and you meet up with people in person so you know you’re going to get your cash.
In all, I sold six pairs of sneakers for a total of $110.
I then took all of the remaining items to Style Encore. They are a national chain of resale shops that buy and sell name brand, gently used clothing. (They also own Plato’s Closet and Once Upon a Child)
Style Encore bought about 1/4 of what I brought in. They paid me $77 for what they wanted and I loaded the rest back up into my car.
I was determined to not bring the stuff back into my house so the plan was to drop everything off at Goodwill on my way home. It’s odd, as I was transferring all of the items out of my reusable tote bags and into trash bags, I found myself trying to rationalize why I should keep some of the stuff that the consignment store didn’t take. I overcame the urge, though. I tried on everything in those bags and it did not fit. There was no reason to bring it back in the house just to sit in the closet!
And now we shop…
After ridding myself of all of the items that don’t fit or that I don’t wear, I assessed my remaining wardrobe to determine what I needed to replace or any holes that I was missing.
I couldn’t believe it, but the only item that I felt that I needed was a pair of black ankle boots. I really thought that I was going to have to buy tons of clothes, but the beauty of trying everything on in my closet was that while I got rid of a lot of things that I don’t wear, I’ve discovered that tons of items that I couldn’t wear because they were too small now fit me! I’ve still got a ways to go in my weight loss journey, but I’m 20 pounds less than I was BEFORE I got pregnant. This weight loss has allowed me to go shopping in my own closet. So many items that I’ve owned for a couple years feel new again because it’s been so long since I’ve worn them.
Will I go shopping for new clothes this season? Of course! But for now, I’m enjoying my “new” wardrobe.
Now, back to the boots. I went to DSW because I had a coupon and a gift card from my birthday. I found the PERFECT pair of black suede boots, and after my coupon and gift card I only spent $8. Whoop!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my closet clean out process, and I really hope that you’ve taken some of my tips to help free yourself from clutter that is weighing you down.
Thanks for reading!