2016 is here and holiday season is almost over, so what better time to have a clothing clear out! Want to avoid wardrobe stuffocation? Then follow these 4 simple steps….
- Schedule a day to sort out your wardrobe. I find a day when the kids are out is most productive and with the least interruptions! Close the bedroom door and focus.
- Create three piles : KEEP. SELL. CHARITY…. and be ruthless! Avoid sentimental keeps it’s time to admit that those size zero jeans are never going to fit so give them a chance to see daylight again… on someone else! Move on!
- Create an incentive for yourself : for every 10 items you give away or sell, reward yourself with one new quality piece! *clapping
- If you haven’t worn it or used it in over a year, get rid of it!
After delivering that huge black bin bag to the charity store (do this immediately to avoid it sitting in a corner of your room) it’s time to sell your pre-loved items and make some cash!! Here are my top 3 favourite ways to re-sell in Cape Town :
1. Resale Therapy Boutique : Resale Therapy is a great local place to sell your items hassle free! Tracey will take your clothes from you and showcase them in her stunning boutique in Claremont. All you do is wait for a call a few weeks later and you’ll receive 40% of the selling price on each item that has sold. Ka-ching! Find them on Facebook or call 0793 584376 – Gibson House, Old Stanhope Road, Claremont ( Just behind the BMW/ Mini showroom!)
2. Closet Clique : Founded by Julie Despraz in 2014 Closet Clique is an online platform that allows you to swap,sell and buy quality clothing online. There are also monthly Sip & Swap parties held in the CBD and Southern Suburbs which is a great way to socialise and meet like-minded fashion friends! Find them on Facebook or head over to the website http://www.closetclique.co.za and sign up for their news letter for regular event updates!
3. Gumtree : Always a great way to sell easily online where you receive 100% profit from your sale! Follow the step-by-step guide on the page to insert your item and use the safety tips provided. Most people expect to negotiate on price so consider this when you’re advertising your item. If you’re not sure what to price your garment at take a look at similar items as a realistic guide. A good, clear photograph looks professional and honest so take time to make an effort with your advert. Remember to remove your post once your item has sold. www.gumtree.co.za
Enjoy de-cluttering and I’ll see you in Country Road shopping for that reward item sometime soon!