Do you hate money? Do you like exchanging formerly loved items for old tat? Do you want to lose your friends? Then swapping clothes is for you!
Unless you’re friends with Carrie Bradshaw, one of the Gossip Girls, or another person with an unrealistically large and well-stocked wardrobe – I’d strongly suggest selling your clothes rather than swapping them.
If you want to embroil yourself in a world of drama – by all means , try swapping. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you want to be coerced into trading your lovely designer angora jumper for a pair of mustard and puce polka-dot tights with a ladder in them, go for it.
Selling your clothes beats swapping every time, and here’s why:
1. Cash. Cold hard cash. I’m not going to pretend you’ll get mega-bucks for your old clothes, but anything is better than nothing. If you sell designer clothes in particular, you can bring a few quid in. You can auction them off, or if that’s too much of a pain, sites like musicmagpie let you indicate the brand of your clothes and pay accordingly. Even older clothes not in great condition can be bagged up, picked up from your house, and exchanged for cash.
2. Not getting lumbered with stuff no-one wants. If you swap your clothes, your only option is to exchange your garments for those of your friends. Which is great if your friends are amazingly stylish, filthy rich and exactly the same size as you. But if you live in the real world, you’re much more likely to be swapping for a party dress covered in kebab grease. That’s 2 sizes too small. That everyone’s seen being worn by your friend in countless facebook pics.
3. Laziness or, as I like to call it, being economical with effort. Selling your clothes online is so easy, you barely have to leave the sofa, let alone organise a swap-meet with your friends. The easiest possible way is to use one of the cash for clothes sites – my recommendation is the site above. A few drop-down boxes is all they need to determine how much your clothes are worth. They’ll pick them up from your house and they can even transfer the money directly into your bank account. Which you can then spend on more clothes, online.
There should be no doubt in your mind now. Raid the back of the wardrobe, check the attic, grab those clothes that have been draped over the treadmill for the last 6 months – and sell them!
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