Two major things were happening at our little home. My town decided to do a fabric pickup free of charge on every trash day, which is super awesome. All I have to do is set out all of our clothes on our porch marked “PV Donation” and it gets picked up, hassle free and at no cost to us. The second thing happening is that I am in a major clean out the basement frenzy… sorta. It is moving slowly, but at least its happening. I have a zillion bags of clothes for all three kids that I am now sorting through and getting rid of. To try and maintain some sort of order, I separate them into 3 areas:
This is for all the items that either have stains, holes or are just worn down and not worthy of resale. This goes out on the front porch on trash day.
I found that the best items for Ebay are my more expensive items. Like my Matilda Jane dresses or expensive shoes that my daughter decided to never wear that we regretfully bought. (Only click on Matilda Jane link if you are ready to spend your entire paycheck. These clothes are ridiculously over the top cute!)
If you haven’t joined a local Facebook Mom Swap ‘n Shop, I would recommend it. I have had an amazing turnout for my items. I started last week and I’ve been able to get rid of 2 full boxes of clothing! Warning: There are a lot of rules to follow, but as long as you fully read and understand them it will be worth your time. My sister-in-law introduced me to them and I am excited to finally purge all my items. I simply take pictures with my iPhone, use PicCollage to put several pictures together and post to the group with the size and price. The moms comment on the items they want to purchase and I private message them with the total price and pickup location. I’ve been asked how it goes overall with the other moms and coordinating it all. I set pickup for Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 only in a parking lot near my home. All the moms have been overly nice and have followed through with picking up the items so far.
How do you get rid of all your unwanted house items that are to good to throw away? Do you sell, donate, drop off at a local charity???