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How To Consign, Turning your Cluttered Closets into Cash, by Kate Holmes of TGtbT.com
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WHY SHOULD I CONSIGN or SELL my under-loved items?

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Two good reasons: it's good for you and it's good for the environment. It's good for you because it keeps your closets and cupboards filled with only the things you actually love and use. It simplifies your life and saves you time otherwise spent maintaining under-appreciated possessions. Best of all, it turns your cluttered closets into cash. 

Recycling is good for you, your family, and your wallet.
Keep your closets clean.
Why waste time organizing things you don't use and love? It's a snap to get everyone dressed in the morning—or the party table set—if you love every choice you own.


Simple living is good for your family. Wouldn't you rather spend time with loved ones, instead of caring for all those boxes of unused possessions? Wouldn't it be nice if the car would finally fit in the garage?

Simple living is good for your wallet. While consigning or selling your "mistakes" won't make you rich, it will provide a welcome rebate on past purchases that turned out to be not so perfect. And, of course, that money can be joyfully re-spent in the shop on something that is just the thing!

Recycling is good for the environment. We all know this. But consider:
Cotton crops pollute. It is estimated that in the Third World, half of all pesticides used are used on cotton fields.
When you recycle a single gently-used T-shirt and one pair of jeans, you help save a full pound of chemical fertilizer and pesticide from being released into the soil, water, and atmosphere.

And consider this: "One doesn't usually see cotton as a "dirty" product like plastics, but in fact cultivation involves high concentrations of fertiliser, herbicide and pesticide. Cotton accounts for only 2.5% of all agricultural land use, but for 22.5% of all insecticides applied in agriculture. During the processing many more chemicals are used in the bleaching and dyeing. Finally, every stage of cotton agriculture and processing is water-intensive - often in areas of the globe where water is not in plentiful supply. If the T-shirt is going to end up in a landfill after a couple of outings, it represents a spectacular waste of environmental resources of soil and water." - From an article in the Guardian 

Information for this section provided by sustainablecotton.org, organicconsumers.org

READ MORE:
Should I select a consignment, buy-outright, or donations-only shop?
How can I make the most with my items?
What if I want to start my own shop?

 

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