It’s officially fall! It’s that time of year I pull out my denim shorts, crop tops, and fringed skirts to make way for oversized knits, long jackets, and blanket scarves. I’m in the midst of yet another closet cleanse, and currently in that dreaded point in the process where all of my clothes are on the floor, waiting to be separated in “Yay” or “Nay” piles.
If you need help deciding what to do with your “Nay” pile, read on – I’ve got some closet fall overhaul tips for you!
1. Sell. This is an obvious one. If your clothes, shoes, and accessories are in good shape, selling them would be your best bet. Consigning is a great way to sell your luxury items, but there are some apps like Closet Relay that can also help you find a buyer. I’ve heard success stories from selling on Craiglist or Facebook community groups.
2. Swap. Get together some girlfriends, bring a bag of unwanted clothing, dump it all out, and swap away! This has actually been one of my favourite ways of switching up my wardrobe. I’ve found swaps on meetup.com and plan to do it more often with friends. The more, the merrier when it comes to swapping – you’ll never know what someone else is getting rid of!
3. Donate. This is my go-to method when going through closet overhauls. My favourite thrift store (if this isn’t already widely known!) is Value Village. Donating has never been easier – there are now donation drop spots all over the city, to provide convenient locations for community members to donate their used goods. Check out their new donation drop spots locations below
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-6:30pm , Saturday 10-6pm , Sunday 10-5pm
Rio-Can Langley Center, 20015 Langley By-Pass, Langley BC
Peninsula Village, 15355 – 24th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Strawberry Hill Shopping Ctr, 12111 – 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC
All benefitting Big Brothers of Vancouver
Abbotsford Power Centre, 1201 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC
Benefitting Canadian Diabetes Association
Clearbrook Town Centre, 32500 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
Benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Upper Fraser Valley
Value Village pays Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, Canadian Diabetes Association and Big Brother Big Sisters Upper Fraser Valley when community members donate their goods to those local nonprofit partners at the Donation Drop Spots, whether the items make it to the sales floor or not. I’m all for sustainability, and I love how VV has kept more than 650 million pounds of reusable items from landfills each year.
Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other ways you get rid of clothing after a closet overhaul, do share! (Or if you have any big bags you want me to riffle through, share that too…)