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?