Two Story Cottage

Mail Away Your Clutter

Dear Friends,

You know I’ve been attempting to clean out drawers, closets, and cabinets since the beginning of the year.  I’m trying to embrace a more minimalist lifestyle.  If there is such a thing for someone who likes stuff as much as I do.  I’m a practicing hypocrite but I try.

Anyway, I’ve come across clothes that I was hesitant to give away and a mountain of dvds that are no longer a necessity around here.  Survivor season three, anyone?   I find it so easy to consign the kids’ stuff but adult items can be trickier.


With a google search, I found two mail-in companies where I could send off my stuff and make a little money.  With prepaid shipping labels, I was able to walk right into the post office, drop, and run.  Easy peasy and a real weight off my shoulders.

ThredUp:  Most of my old clothes I donate, but anything brand name and like new is worth a shot at ThredUp.  They sent me the bag and I filled it to the brim.  I even put an old bridesmaid dress in.

Decluttr:  I downloaded their free app which was awesome.  It allowed me to scan each of my dvds in less than ten minutes.  I had about 20 to part with.  I knew how much I was making for each one before I even sent it off.  They also take CDs but I haven’t tackled that giant yet.

Now, I didn’t make big bucks with either of these companies.  But it felt nice to get a little cash for minimal effort.  I made around $40 with Thred-Up.  I think I made close to $25 with Decluttr.  That means each item garnered just $1-$5 but I’m just thrilled because a dollar will make me holler just like Honey Boo Boo.

Do you have any place where you can upcycle your things for a little moolah?





  1. Great resources! I’ve used ThredUp for gently used kids clothing in the past with great success.

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