BB HANDS ON: THRED UP
Marie Kondo has taken the world (Netflix) by storm. All of a sudden my friends have been decluttering and minimizing like crazy. I’ve always been an anti-hoarder myself. I come from a huge family of OCD clean freaks, so the act of decluttering on a regular basis comes naturally to me. It also helps that I live in a very tiny bungalow (500 sq. feet) so I have to keep my possessions at a minimum.
At least every other month I go through my closet and drawers to determine what things I don’t really use anymore. Most of the time its clothes, old papers, and an assortment of wires/electronics. I try to make sure that I donate and/or recycle everything I can. The neat freak in me loves having clean open spaces. I have plenty of clothes that I no longer wear even though they are in great condition. I have to admit that I am guilty of sometimes impulsively buy clothes and end up never wearing them. One of the best feelings to me is getting rid of stuff I no longer use AND giving my items a second life. When I learned about the company Thred Up and their Clean Out Bags I was excited to get to work. It was going to be nice to clean out my closet and ship off some of my most favorite pieces so that women across the country could enjoy them too. But then I found out that I could donate the money made from my Clean Out Bag and I knew that was the way to go!
Thred Up, its basically a huge online thrift store. And its not your average thrift store. Most of the items on the site are new, still have tags, and are only a few years old. Meaning you’ll still find high quality and fashionable items throughout their site. Thred Up has a great service where they can send you a Clean Out Bag, and you fill it with as many clothes as possible. When you ship the Clean Out Bag back to them they will go through your bag, determine what they can accept, and then give you money for all the items they accept. It doesn’t get any easier than that. But wait, it definitely does gets better! You can opt to donate your Clean Out Bag instead. That means instead of you getting cash for the items they accept, you can choose to donate the money earned to one of five selected charities. It has never been easier to give back and all you have to do is simply declutter and get rid of those clothes that you no longer wear and have been taking up too much space! Minimalism, sustainability, and philanthropy all with one activity!
I decided to donate to the organization Help a Mother Out. It’s an organization that provides diapers to families in need and helps ensure the health and well-being of babies and children. To date Help a Mother Out has provided over 4 million diapers. I’m so excited that I can help make an impact by simply cleaning out my closet! I hope that as many of my clothes are accepted as possible
Do you want to help make an impact while cleaning out your closet? Click here to order your own clean-out kit donation bag!