As most know, I LOVE to go thrift shopping. Just the thought of walking into a store not knowing what you’ll find fascinates me. When I heard about Plato’s Closet accepting clothes for cash I instantly started cleaning out my closet. I had SO MANY CLOTHES that it was getting ridiculous, so the clean out was much needed.
Do Some Research
Before I started throwing clothes in the giveaway pile, I decided to do my research. I looked up reviews and comments specifically on the store location that I was planning on going to. Luckily, all I found were positive reviews. That was my cue to begin my clean out!
After sorting through piles of what I was going to keep and sell, I went through and inspected every item for any stains, holes, or fade. Once I did that, I threw the clothes I was going to sell in the washer so they would be nice and clean. I then put them in a nice bag and headed to the store.
It’s Easy to Sell at Plato’s Closet
When I walked into the store, I felt very welcomed. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed. I entered some information into the computer and gave them my bag. The sweet girl working up front gave me an approximated time that my bag will be done, and she also said that they would send out a text when it was ready. How awesome is that?
While waiting, my mom and I went grocery shopping and while we were checking out we got the text saying my bag was done. We went back and yet again, we were greeted with smiles. The girl who was working showed me everything they accepted and everything they didn’t accept. They ended up taking all of my clothes except for five items out of the 30 or so items I put in.
I’m RICH! But They Didn’t Accept Everything
At the end of the day, I made $72. I was NOT expecting to get that much so it came as a delightful surprise. The store itself wasn’t open for buying yet, so I had to wait to go and shop there. However, the clothes I did see made me want to come back and shop for myself. While waiting, my mom and I went grocery shopping and while we were checking out we got the text saying my bag was done.
We went back and yet again, we were greeted with smiles. The girl who was working showed me everything they accepted and everything they didn’t accept. She said that some of the clothes they didn’t except either had light stains or holes. There was also an item that I included that they thought was too mature for what they except, so when you’re putting together your bag, remember that they don’t except clothes with wear or tear.
Plato’s Closet also tries to make it known that they only accept clothes that are for teenagers and people in their 20’s. They ended up taking all of my clothes except for five items.
A few weeks later, when my mom and I were out shopping, we decided to go into Plato’s Closet to see what we could find. By selling my clothes through Plato’s Closet and seeing firsthand how strict they are on what clothes they accept, I knew I had to check this upscale thrift store out.
Plan But Be Open To Unexpected Finds
Before I went I made a list of certain items I was looking for. I knew I wanted a new dress for sure and some new shorts, but I was open to taking in anything that I fell in love with. I went in and started looking for a dress, and that’s when I saw it. It was pretty and casual and floral. It was that one piece in your closet that defines who you are. The dress was absolutely PERFECT for me. I instantly fell in love and knew I had to get it. It was only $6! And it had the tag still on it. I knew it was an absolute steal.
When I got back home, I decided to do a little research to see just how much I saved. The dress was originally $29.90! I saved $23.90 which is over 80% off.
I knew then that I had to make more trips to Plato’s Closet in the future. Just imagine how much I could save on an entire outfit! I love thrift shopping. Add upscale to it, and I’m sold!