One way to find cash fast is to trade-in your stuff. In this case, we are talking about clothes. During the high school and college years, my son has never asked me for spending money. I know he worked at school and earned some pocket money, but I didn't think it was enough for him to buy anything extra. Somehow he's managed to look stylish and able to refused money from me. He mentioned that he recycles his clothes and shop at the clothes recycling outlets, but I never knew how it all worked until now.
Our schedules align for once in a long time, and I was able to go with him for the first time.
Before he went, he planned his trip. He was very organized, he had tops and bottoms sorted out. He knew which would most likely receive higher bids, and which would not. He knew how much he would get if the people took what he brought there. To me, that was pretty amazing!
I was astonished by the crowd that gathered after we've arrived at the Clothes Recycling outlet. Within twenty minutes, there was a line of about 5 people with their bags of clothes behind us.
The reps were very focused on pricing the clothes and worked intensely. People brought bags, not just a bag.
I couldn't believe that they actually had that kind of money to buy the clothes from people. But after I browsed the store I realized that the clothes were high quality, brand name selling at a discount. So it wasn't your typical thrift shop.
It is a pretty big business apparently.The only thing I know for sure is - if you know how to shop, you will be styling even on a budget.