Out With the Old, In With the New
When the New Year comes around, everyone is always looking for ways to purge themselves of last year’s bad habits. Well, my bad habit is shopping; in fact, I am frequently referred to as “Shop Monster” (which I think is meant endearingly…?), and have more than once been (rudely!) asked if I do anything productive with my free time other than shop.
As you can imagine, I have my fair share of horrible impulse purchases, including What-the-F-was-I-thinking mini dresses, I-can’t-believe-I-wore-this-in-college tops, and Did-I-buy-these-at-Isis-Maternity pants. As bored with or as horrified as I am with some of my closet couture, I fully believe one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!
So in the spirit of the New Year, I’m cleanin’ out my closet: I’m going to consign all of my old threads! I have already cleaned out my drawers and neatly folded over fifty items of clothing, accessories and shoes. Let’s face it; some things are just too nice to go to Goodwill, why not sell it off, sans the hassle of e-bay? Note: if you try this at home, I recommend you are not in any sort of nostalgic mood; in fact, it’s probably best to be in a bad mood.
I’ve consigned before with a few different shops. In Boston, you can find a Second Time Around pretty much anywhere. They offer a 60/40 split on the final sale of each item, and even hook you up with an online account so you can track the pieces that have been sold.
So, I’ll be starting the year off with a clean closet and empty drawers and, in about a month, a check with my name on it will magically appear in the mail, rewarding me for my fashion sense (or lack thereof)! It’s such an easy way to get some extra spending money, which of course can be put towards this year’s new fashion trends.
Posted by Hannah