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3 Things to Do With Unwanted Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories

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Is your closet cluttered or simply full of unwanted clothes, shoes, and accessories? For most of us, a decluttered closet is just a few short hours away, thanks to a focused strategy to make your closet cleaning session truly productive.  As you work through more than a dozen black shirts, countless pairs of khakis, and let’s face it, a sinful amount of shoes you know you’ll never wear, sort with the following categories and you’ll win the war:

  1. Donate. These items are considered gently worn, clean and in great shape and clearly have another life in another person’s closet.
  2. Consign. These tend to be trendier, high-end brands such as Banana Republic, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, etc. The best part of consigning clothes? Depending on where you take them, you can receive a percentage of the sale price back.
  3. Re-purpose. There are so many types of clothing that can be re-purposed. Whether you’re turning a sweater into a pair of mittens or a dress into a skirt, the possibilities are endless. You also never run the risk of having the same piece of clothing as someone else.

What do you do with your unwanted clothing, shoes or accessories? Have you ever re-purposed something? If so, what did you create?