Clothes Recycling

This is a sponsored post, but it’s still all good!

As you may or may not know, I used to volunteer at a charity shop and, unsurprisingly, we had a lot of clothes donated. Now, if you ask me that’s the best way to get rid of clothes you don’t want, it’s all for a good cause! But we’re all a bit strapped for cash these days so sometimes we can’t afford to be as charitable as we might like because we need to get as much use, or money, out of our stuff as possible.

But I heard on the grapevine that you can make some money from¬†clothes recycling¬†nowadays just by hopping over to Music Magpie and selling your bits and pieces, and in this day and age every little helps. They don’t just do clothes either, they’re the same company who take your DVDs, games and electronic odds and ends and give you a bit of cash for it. Awesome deal, right?

You can find out how much your stuff is worth without agreeing to anything just by popping some information into their website valuation engine and voila! Then you get to decide whether you want to take the charity route, keep it for yourself or take the money!

file9541266531527Of course there are other options; you could ebay, but then there’s costs to keep in mind on that one, and it might not sell. There’s trading with friends, which is always fun, but you need to befriend people who are the same size as you and have the same tastes in clothes, and I find that can be somewhat difficult! You could cut them up and make some pretty patchworks quilts with them, or donate them to a children’s dressing up box, or even make a rag rug with some strips of your clothes. And if you’re super crafty you could even remodel them; taking arms off long sleeved dresses, adding buttons or lace or other decorations and generally jazzing up your old stuff to make it look new!

So ultimately there’s lots of options for recycling your old clothes! Let me know what your preference is!

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