Recycle Your Kid's Clothes Without Leaving Your House + Get Cash Back!


If listening to your 80-year-old grandmother sing show tunes in her underwear sounds more fun than cleaning out your kid’s closet … you’re not alone. There’s nothing worse than digging through a messy, unorganized closet and trying to decipher what’s worth saving, tossing, and giving away. And then there’s the dreaded task of hauling your unwanted clothes to the nearest donation box or Goodwill — something that’s never quite as easy as it sounds.

However, that was until we discovered thredUP’s Concierge Service — an incredible website that allows you to recycle your kid’s clothes without even leaving your house AND get cash back! It’s easy, too — you can sign-up in less than 30 seconds, request a bag in under a minute, and have your kid’s closet cleaned out in the time it takes you to finish your favorite Real Housewives of New Jersey episode. Find out more about this cool service after the jump!

Never before has recycling your kid’s clothes been so easy! Through thredUP’s free service, you request a garment bag online (there’s a $4.95 bag deposit that is fully refunded after you return the bag full of clothes). After you receive your bag, get in that closet and start cleaning! Fill the bag with whatever kid’s clothes you want to recycle, then slap the prepaid shipping label they provided onto the bag, and send it out.

It normally takes about 3 weeks for them to receive your bag and then another week for them to decide how much the clothes you donated are worth. (You can earn up to $5 per item!) So basically, a month after sending them your clothes — you’ll receive an email stating how much money you’ve earned, which you can then cash out through PayPal or a check (a service coming soon).

But wait! Before you start cleaning out, make sure you check out some of thredUp’s rules, below:

Clothing must be:

  • In gently used to new condition
  • Clean and freshly laundered
  • Originally purchased within the last 2 years

They don’t accept:

  • Infant clothing size 12 months and under
  • Clothing from brands: Faded Glory, Garanimals, Baby George, Sonoma, Circo, or Cherokee (it’s hard to resell)
  • Sleepwear, sock, and undergarments
  • Homemade items or clothing that supports a local team
  • Non-clothing items

Earn more money with:

  • Name brand clothing, including: Oilily, Mini Boden, Tea Collection, Guess, Gap, Gymboree, Baby Lulu, and more!
  • In-demand clothing sizes, including: 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 7
  • In-season clothing, i.e. warm clothing in the winter months and lighter weight items in the summer months

To learn more about this awesome way to recycle your kid’s clothing, visit thredUP Concierge!

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