Closet Refresh Step Three: Donate & Consign (Plus a Giveaway!!!)
When you make those big decisions of what stays and what goes, I find that it’s not until this process that I truly feel lighter and ready to take on the world! It’s one thing to put something in a donate or consign bag, but it’s quite another to haul it all away - it’s like a weight lifts right off of your shoulders, especially when you are getting rid of things that no longer fit - what a great way to celebrate the body you’re in today!!!!
I think donating clothing and items you’re no longer using is a really amazing thing to do, and consigning and shopping consignment is also something I’m super passionate about for so many different reasons.
Especially for your well maintained items in good condition, consignment is the way to go ladies! Consignment is a great way to be environmentally conscious - did you know that in Canada, the average person throws out 81 pounds of textiles annually, while North Americans send 10 million tonnes of clothing to the landfill every year — most of which could be reused or recycled.
Aside from the environmental benefits, consignment is such a great way to save some money too, especially if you’re in the mood to add some designer pieces to your wardrobe. I’m a huge fan of shopping on a budget (I can smell a sale or a good deal from a mile away) so shopping consignment is second nature for me.
This is also a good time for me to remind you - and I’m a huge believer in this - you don’t need a big budget to look amazing, so please don’t ever forget that.
Other aspects of consignment that I love…
Consignment stores offer one-stop access to different brands, allowing fashion enthusiasts to buy in bulk from different names in one go and for lesser prices. For me, it’s all about the thrill of the hunt, am I right?
A constantly changing selection makes things super exciting and you never know what you’ll find, and this is especially true if you have a great consignment shop you know has some killer items - in my case, it’s Danielle’s Consignment!
I seriously can’t ever walk in there and not walk out with some serious goodies! Danielle has a wonderfully curated selection and I honestly fall in love with half the store every single time.
So I reached out to Danielle and asked her for a special treat for one lucky winner - so make sure you check out our Instagram Giveaway, open now, and enter to win a $100 Gift Card to Danielle’s Consignment!!!! Check it out and enter HERE!
We’ll chat about shopping in more detail next time, so I hope you join me for that. And always, if you need a shopping buddy, make sure you check out my Shopping or Individual Styling services, or the Closet Refresh if you need a little bit more help. All of my Style services and their details can be found here - https://www.aldonab.com/personalstyling