Is Clothes Consignment Worth it?
Back in August, I took some clothes to a local consignment store. The other day I went and picked up the clothes that didn’t sell as well as a check for the items people purchased. The check was for $33.72.
I honestly was expecting more, but I’m glad that some items sold. I was charged a $5 fee for consigning, so the total of the items that sold was $38.72. I’ve got mixed emotions on whether or not I’ll take any more clothes to the consignment store. Sure, it’s definitely nice that I made $33.72 extra that I wasn’t planning on, but at the same time it was a pain to keep those clothes around the house for as long as I did before taking them to the consignment store.
I gave the rest of the clothes that didn’t sell to a young mom that is struggling to make ends meet. I feel really good that she’s getting the clothes and will put them to good use. In the future, I think I may just donate any old clothing I have to her. The feeling that I get knowing that I’m helping someone is great.
Have you tried consignment stores? Did you get a result like mine?
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