Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring cleaning - where to donate or even sell those items in your closet you don't wear!

I have spent the last few weeks cleaning out my closets. Putting aside black and gray dresses and other pieces and making room for my more colorful spring and summer dresses. In the process I have definitely cleansed the closet of items that I no longer wear or bought with good intentions of wearing but just never got there!  I ended up having a ton of dresses that I needed to do something with. So many of them were still in great condition and many even with the tags on. I realized there are alot of options out there for donating these clothes and even places where you can make a little cash as well! 

Here are some great places where you can take your clothes to donate or even sell:

Goodwill - Various Locations
Donate your clothing to any of the Goodwill locations in the area. And there are alot of them! The sales of your donations help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience or face employment challenges.

Cinderella Project Milwaukee
Donate your gently used bridesmaid and prom dresses for girls in the Milwaukee area in need of a prom dress. The high school girls get to attend a special event where they receive their prom dress for free. Donations are accepted at local boutiques in the Milwaukee area.

Divine Consign
Divine Consign is a women's clothing shopping event held several times a year in the Milwaukee area. Anybody can participate...just sign-up and follow the instructions on their website. You can easily make some cash on your name-brand and designer clothes and accessories in one weekend. And you can price your items however you want!

Plato's Closet - Various Locations
Plato's Closet buys trendy and name-brand clothing on the spot! So you'll get cash within 20 minutes of bringing in your clothes.

U-Turn Apparel - Wauwatosa
U-Turn sells boutique and brand name clothing on consignment. You'll receive cash at the end of the season for your items that sell.

Lela Boutique - Third Ward
Lela Boutique sells unique designer consignment and vintage clothing. They even sell prom dresses on consignment!

1 comment:

Alison Perris said...

Giving out your excess clothes to the less fortunate is good, but you still have to consider what you give out to them. What one can do is to sort the clothes, see which ones he/she still wants to keep and the ones he/she wants to donate. Sending out clothes that are in bad condition might make the recipient feel like the entire thing hasn't been given much thought. The morale of the recipients should be greatly considered as well.

Alison Perris