What To Do With Pre-loved Items
We accumulate things over the years. And no one can say that they never took part, at some point, in global consumerism. And what does this imply? Clothes that you no longer use are surely still taking up too much space in your closet; shoes whose style you don’t like anymore are just there in the rack full of dirt and dust; old books from yesteryears smelling like molds—the list can be endless. And these add up as another year comes. But the fact is, not everyone have all the space they want so at some point, something must be done about these things that are beginning to clutter the house. It’s high time you make this a priority project. So, here are some tips on how to manage pre-loved items:
- Donate: What better way to share what we have to the less fortunate than to give them things we don’t use anyway. Jen, who used to own a lot of pre loved bags when she was in Singapore, decided to give away all of them before she went home to her country, “I was getting married that time so I decided to move back home where we could start a family. I felt so happy and blessed just to be starting a new life. But I know there are poor families too in Singapore and they have so little in life. My way to thank God of all the blessings is to give back. So I did. And I know I did something right. I feel I became richer just by sharing what I have.” Jen gave away even those pre owned branded bagsshe collected. “They cost me a lot, but sharing them means more to me.It just means that I can let go of material things and I won’t feel bad at all because I know I helped others,” she concluded. You can do the same with your unused stuff. There are a lot of foundations and organizations who accept pre loved items to be given to the poor, economically challenged, and victims of calamities in other places. It might be cliché to quote an old adage saying “it’s better to give than to receive”, but you know this are really some wise words you can follow to have a better life that is not just based on collecting things you don’t use.
- Sell: If you need some extra cash, selling is a wise thing to do. You can even do this online. You can make your own website and accept orders or you can just do it by posting pictures of the item on your social media accounts where people can see them. You can also build your own physical store too, and maybe make it solely for selling pre loved items.
- Redesign and recreate: That blouse you loved but had a stain that won’t go away? You can sew some sequins to it and make it brand new again. That old coffee table that looks rusty? You can paint it again and make it look like a classy furniture. That kitchen cabinet whose hinges got stuck? You can lubricate it with some oil and make it work again. Those beaded accessories you have that are missing some parts? You can fashion something new as you piece them together. Just by having a great imagination, you can turn anything into something precious again. All it takes is a little creativity.