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Online Thrift Stores

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June 30, 2015 by Trish R. Share on: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Did you do any spring cleaning in your closet in preparation for summer? Do you have a bag of old clothes just hanging around the house? Donating them to your local Salvation Army, Good Will or another non-profit (that accepts donations) in your area is always a great idea. However, if you are looking for something different, why not check out some online thrift shops? You’ll be able to clear out your overflowing closet, earn or donate money, and shop for more new or gently used clothes. Plus, if you have kids, you can probably make the most money and get the best deals since most kids grow out of their clothes before they even wear them twice.

ThredUp: Save money on Women’s and Kids’ clothing, plus sell clothes you no longer need. They will send you a large bag to fill with gently used clothing that fit their guidelines, they pay for the shipping of that bag, they sort thru and, if items are under $60/each, they’ll pay you BEFORE any of it even sells. That way you can take the credit and spend it on their huge selection of clothing and accessories, donate the money to a cause, or transfer the cash to your PayPal account.

WebThriftStore: Donate almost anything you have and any of the proceeds made will go to the charity or charities you designate. WebThriftStore will list your item on their site, the buyers payment goes to the charity, you then ship the item to the buyer. Everyone wins, the buyer gets the item, the charity gets the money and you get a donation acknowledgement letter for tax purposes.

Etsy, eBay, Amazon and a variety of other sites also offer ways for you to list and sell your old clothes and make some extra cash. Whichever method you choose, be sure to read the guidelines and policies to be sure you get the most out of your experience.

Thru these various platforms, I’ve been able to declutter my family’s closets and, in exchange, score some great bargains for my kids.

Which do you prefer: online or traditional thrift shops?

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