“The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.”

I’m looking to “lighten” my closet, and I still have plenty of good pieces, but there’s no good place to donate clothing to that I can actually walk to downtown, and I’d sort of feel guilty just throwing this stuff out because it’s in good condition, I just happen to be very fickle and impulsive and end up not wearing some stuff more than a few times.  Bad habit, I know, but, I’m trying to buy more things that I can wear with other portions of my wardrobe to make it more versatile.  Thus, I must huck a bunch of stuff out of my closet!
I was thinking about putting stuff up on ebay, but ebay takes a portion of your earnings and then I’d have to go through the trouble of sending the items to whoever buys it, etc.  In short, I am sort of lazy, but at least this would make me some money.  Unless no one buys anything, and then really I will have SPENT money trying to make money…ehhhh….
There’s also a group on Flickr that is a “swap” group where you post a photo of your item and then people swap for other items, but really, there’s nothing on there that I’m really excited to swap for, so that just seems like a waste.
I could also just post some photos and be like, “okay, if you want this, just pay the shipping and I’ll send it to you for free (well, less the shipping fee)” but I don’t know if that would work?
Maybe I should post some photos on here and see what you all think?  It’s just one of those things where my closet is too full and so I’ve needed to take out anything that isn’t in a good rotation, thus, giving me more room for stuff! Huzzah!
What do you normally do when you clean out the closet?

4 Responses to ““The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.””

  1. 1 MandaGirl June 24, 2008 at 11:44 am

    We’re lucky because every 6 months or so an organization sticks a note in our door when they are going to be in our neighborhood collecting donations. I just leave the bag(s) of clothes on the front step and they take them away!

    I also looked into consignment places – but they would only take from high-end type places so a majority of the stuff was out.

    I have also been trying to sell stuff on ebay and find it to be a HUGE hassel.

    So, in closing…. I gots nothing.

  2. 2 Jess & Clover June 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Hmm… To follow up on Amanda’s point, the Diabetes Association here (in Ottawa) does pick-ups quite often. You might try calling a place like that to see if they do pick-ups. I think they sell the things they get (not just clothes, but other items that are sellable) and the $ goes towards research and whatnot.

  3. 3 doozy June 24, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Yeah, I know there’s the pickup option, but there aren’t any charities that can pickup at an apartment, and we currently don’t have a buzzer, and neither Steve or I are home during the day long enough to wait for someone to call upstairs to us and pickup clothing.

    I’ve been fortunate in the past in that I’ve worked for a few charities who take clothing and give it to clients, but now I am not close to one. We actually got so full of donations at Harvest that we had to stop letting people donate until we got rid of the previous load of stuff. It’s funny though, even that org had to give truckloads of stuff to ANOTHER charity because there are so many strange things that get donated, and at such a high volume. You’d be surprised at how many people donate filthy items! Not that any of you out there would do that (I’m hoping!), but man, I once found a human tooth in a jewelry box as part of a donation, and in the same box there was a pair of soiled underwear. As much as I’m sure someone in need would just LOVE to stick a tooth in their own missing tooth slot and slap on a dirty pair of underwear, I’m glad that sort of thing doesn’t happen ALL the time.

  4. 4 Goodboy Norman Featherstone June 26, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I’d love to see some pics of what you’re tossing out. You have cool style. I might pay shipping for some of it 🙂

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June 2008
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