In the meantime, I took a box of my daughter's outgrown clothing to a secondhand kids' clothing store. I had never tried selling clothing before and I wanted to know if it's worthwhile. I brought a big box of what I thought were clothes in good condition. After leaving the box to be sorted in the store for half an hour, I was told that a few of the items didn't smell fresh and needed to be laundered. The majority of items were "a bit too loved" and were returned to me. For the items they did want - two dresses and three pairs of jeans - I received $9.50. (One pair of jeans still had the tags on them. My daughter wore one other pair maybe three times.)
I'm not sure I'd bother to sell clothes again. They were very particular about what they selected and I got under $2 per piece on average. If you had a lot of great clothes in near-perfect condition it might be worthwhile (as opposed to getting nothing). If possible, I would opt for giving the clothes to family or friends instead (as we do with my son's clothes).
I visited a thrift store while the ladies at the shop sifted through my box of clothes. I did buy one item but it's a good one for Valentine's Day, so I'm waiting until February to share it here. For today, I'm sharing a look at a couple of my favourite items that were linked up to Vintage Bliss Tuesdays last week.
I adore the vintage Singer sewing machine that adimpleate blog linked up. I love the perspective of the photograph too. I also love Sharon's picture of the flower frog vase she thrifted at a "smelly thrift store." The roses are so pretty too, and have me yearning for spring!
Have you tried selling clothing at a secondhand shop? Are you de-cluttering this January?
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