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How Spring Cleaning Can Make You Money

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Many of us hold onto our favorite designer gowns or bags because of the nostalgia they bring us…. Prom 2004 was great, but why do you still have it hanging in your closet?

Getting rid of a dress that cost you an arm and a leg and was your favorite item a few years back is not as easy as it sounds. However, as the seasons change, so should your wardrobe.

Luxury Garage Sale (LGS), a leading online authenticated luxury consignment store with boutiques across the country, makes selling these items easy, stress-free and lucrative. We sat down with Brielle Buchberg and Lindsay Segal, the founders of LGS, to learn more about consigning and why people should do it. “In 2011 when we started LGS, people were not as vocal about shopping consignment or consigning their items. Today, people have become smarter shoppers and are proud to share when they find a deal or are able to sell an item for cash,” explained Buchberg. There are so many great reasons to consign, but with the help of Brielle and Lindsay, we put together our top five:

 

  1. Trends and Styles Change

 Like the seasons, fashion changes. There is no need to hang on to items that aren’t practical or that you won’t wear. If you look at it and ask yourself why you ever bought it, then consign it.

  1. Your Wallet will be Happy

Selling clothes through consignment is a great way to earn money. And, let’s be real, we all want more money to buy new clothes. Consigning gives you the perfect opportunity to then buy new items to add to your collection.

  1. One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure

Just because you may not be in love with the item any longer, doesn’t mean everyone feels the same. Someone else might be dying for the purse you think was so last year.


  1. It’s Stress-Free

Consignment shops handle it all. From picking up the clothes (or providing prepaid shipping labels), to pricing the items and sending you an invoice, you don’t have to lift a finger.

  1. It’s Good for the Environment

This is one reason that many people don’t think about. However, you are helping reduce your carbon footprint by recycling your clothes. Not only are you partaking in a type of recycling, you are giving someone else in the community the chance to enjoy a one-of-a-kind piece at a more reasonable cost.

 

Now that spring is finally upon us, it is the perfect time to go through your closet and put together a pile of items to consign. Cleaning out your closet not only gives you instant satisfaction but can also have a positive effect on your stress levels. It gives you the opportunity and the closet space to update your wardrobe. “The concept of consigning has now become the norm, so people are consigning more regularly because they know they can buy a luxury item and reconsign later to get some of their money back,” added Lindsay. So, there’s no excuse to not to include your closet in your spring cleaning this year.

 

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