Giving your clothes away couldn’t be easier, and there’s more than one way to do it…
Friends and Family
The original way to pass on your clothes – who hasn’t had a jumper or two passed down from an older sibling or cousin? It makes sense to, when children grow out of clothes faster than they can wear them out. But it doesn’t have to stop there, changing fashion means as adults we still don’t wear through our clothes, just get bored of them.
If you have friends or family of a similar size give them a heads up when you’re getting rid of clothes. You could even hold your own Get Swishing session to see if they’ve got some things they want to get rid of too.
With over 10,000 charity shops in the UK there is always somewhere your clothes can go to and help make a difference. But beware, charity shops are a treasure trove for the thrifty shopper and you may end up leaving with more than you came with. Who could blame you with such fabulous bargains to be had?!
If you’ve not tried your hand at much charity shopping check out Time Outs Best Charity Shops in London or just see what’s available locally.
Charity collections from your doorstep
Another way to give to charity. Check the bag that comes through the door to make sure it’s genuine and only put the bag out on the day it’s due to be collected. Textiles have a high value to charities and it is thought that a lot of bags are stolen before the charity can collect.
The average household owns approximately £4000 worth of clothes! If a third of that is just hanging around losing value why not use it to make a few extra pounds. There is not a shortage of ways to go about it:
- Car boot it! The car boot sale is still going strong in the UK if you want to find your nearest take a look at a site like http://www.carbootsales.org.
- Ebay, Gumtree, for sale groups on Facebook are all great ways to sell straight from your sofa; take a photo and a few clicks later it’s online.
- Or why not try apps like Vinted designed to do exactly that. You can sell or swap clothes at the press of a button.