We all have clothes that we haven’t worn since the last century (or even never worn) but that we let collect dust in the back of our closets because we just don’t know what. what to do with it… However, you should know that there are many solutions to get rid of the clothes you no longer want while doing a good deed for others, the environment… or your pocket!
In this article we present the different options that you have at your disposal to intelligently get rid of the clothes that are small, old-fashioned or used.
Option n°1: resell the clothes you no longer want
This first option allows you to make room in your closets by replenishing your wallet. To do this, the easiest way is to go through sites and apps like Vintado , Le Bon Coin, Empty Dressing Room Where Wardrobe United . All you have to do is create an account, submit your clothes (photos, information on the condition of the garment, size, brand, etc.) and set the price.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to take care of reselling your clothes yourself, you can also choose to go through a consignment store. The principle is simple. You entrust the clothes you no longer wear to a thrift store near you, then the latter takes care of putting them up for sale and pays you part of the money collected. Note that there are also online consignment shops like Mi Modalista Donde once again that offer to send your garment bags to resell them online for you.
Option n°2: Leave the laundry at a collection point
This is an option that will be greatly appreciated by those who are in a hurry. Surely you have already passed in front of a clothes collection terminal without realizing it. These are large containers made available on public roads in French municipalities by associations and companies, in order to collect and recycle the clothes deposited for charitable and socio-economic purposes.
One can, for example, mention Relé , which, through clothing collection, works for the integration of people in a situation of exclusion through the creation of sustainable employment. Simply drop your laundry bags into the bin and you’re good to go! For more information or to find a Relay terminal near you, you can click here.
Option n°3: recycle your own clothes
This is another very interesting ecological and economical alternative to bring life back to the clothes you no longer wear. With the fast fashion, we get tired of our clothes faster and faster. First it’s love at first sight in the store, so we shop. Then we put them on again and again and after a few washes, it’s not like that anymore… So we get tired. But instead of saying goodbye to him, why not try to rekindle the flame of the beginnings? There are plenty of online tutorials that explain how to repair, customize or transform your clothes to make them look fashionable… All without having to have a Bac +15 in sewing, gentlemen! And then creative activities are perfect for relaxing… So why not give it a try? Take for example, did you know that with a few needles you could transform an old-fashioned tie into a cute cell phone case?
Option n°4: Donate your clothes to an association
If there are no collection points near your home, you can drop them off directly at charities that accept clothing donations, such as the Red Cross, Secours Populaire, Les Restos du Cœur, or Emmaus. To find out which associations collect clothing donations in your city, the easiest thing to do is to contact the town hall. The latter will send you their contact information so that you can know the procedure to follow to donate your clothes.
Well, if you really don’t have any charities in your area (or are even too lazy to talk to the municipal clerk), know that H&M offers a recycling program in its stores. For each bag of clothes brought in, you are offered a voucher of 5 euros. For more information, visit the H&M website.
Option #5: Trade your clothes
The last option they offer you is bartering with your clothes. The concept is very simple. Just get together with some friends. Each one brings the clothes that they no longer wear and thus they can proceed to the exchanges according to the tastes of each one. In this way, you get rid of your clothes for the benefit of your friends and you can also make great finds… Everyone wins!
Also, keep in mind that there are also bartering events organized in certain cities, as well as online bartering platforms like France-bartering .