What do you do with your old clothes? After YEARS of storing my wardrobe in my mothers basement I was forced (with good reason) to move it out. Really though, I would drive bags and bags of clothes at the end of every season back and forth from Mom’s to my current apartment. This would also entail sorting through and deciding what I wouldn’t be wearing that year, and leaving it to rest for another 12 months (realistically forever). “I just can’t part with this.” “I will definitely wear this again.” “I can use this for an outfit post.” Outfit post referring to Seven Dollar Pants – having a fashion blog can cause you to be a serious hoarder! Well it took becoming a mom to say goodbye to my ‘single gal in her 20′s who goes to too many parties’ wardrobe. I was sad to see some things go but, I knew I wasn’t going to wear some things again, such as this, this and this.
I’ve probably been through everything 10 times, clearing more and more out every time. You have to ask yourself three questions:
1. Does it need any repairs and is it worth it?
2. When was the last time I wore it? Two years? Too long.
3. Will I ever wear it again?
From here, I throw things out, donated what I knew wouldn’t sell and then took the rest to consignment stores.
My go-to’s are the following for both mine and David’s clothing (note not all take men’s):
1. Adrian’s Armoire, Dundas
2. Fashionably Yours, Toronto
3. 7th Heaven Fashion Exchange, Dundas
4. Closet 112, Oakville
I wouldn’t expect to get 25% of what I paid for an item, but in the end, if they hand me cash when I go to check up on my things, that is now a box of diapers! So that you don’t waste your time or the time of the consignment store buyer, make sure that you are bringing in clean clothing that is still in fashion based on trends and silhouettes. Clothing should be pressed and ready to go on hangers.