Are you ready for Summer? We are! But this means separating the winter clothes and bringing back the summer clothes. This is the perfect time to realize what pieces we should keep and which ones we should let go of! A little decluttering is something needed from time to time…
To help you, we have separated five simple steps with questions that you must answer. If you don’t know the answer or if the answer is No, then it’s time to say goodbye to the piece!
- Does this piece still fit me? Start by separating the clothes that no longer serve you from those that serve you. Keep it for a maximum of one year, if after that time it doesn’t fit, get rid of them! If you were a mother recently, then wait a little longer.
- Is this piece in good condition? You can’t keep parts that were torn, with pulled wires or stains! They’re supposed to leave!
- Does this piece suit my personal and professional lifestyle? Your wardrobe should reflect your lifestyle! If you work in an office 5 days a week, it makes no sense to have the wardrobe full of torn pants and party/beach clothes.
- Does this piece value my body type? Do you feel comfortable when you use this piece? Do you like to see you with this piece? Do you feel that you value your body? If the answer is no, then it’s time to leave.
- Does this piece match my wardrobe? The secret in a wardrobe is the combinations. The more combinations you can make with a piece, the more useful it is! A piece of clothing should be enough to match with several pieces you have.
After applying these steps, what can you do with the clothes you want to undo? Well, you have several options:
- Donate to an institution,
- Offer to a family member or friend,
- Sell it.
Where can you sell it?
In Portugal, we have several options, but Vinted is the fastest and safest. Vinted is an application that allows you to sell new or used clothes safely. Like everything else, it has its advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages: allows you to buy/sell clothes to people in various countries. The prices can be quite friendly (depending on the seller). It is safe because we pay directly to the application, and if you do not receive the product, they refund the money. If the product is not in the conditions described, we can complain and the money is also refunded.
Disadvantages: we have to pay a ‘buyer protection fee’ (0.70€+10% of the purchase amount). The piece may not come under the conditions described. It is true that we can complain, but then to receive it, we have to send the item back and the fees are paid by us (for an item that did not come as described, it is unfair).
In our opinion, this application is very useful for selling clothes, but not so much to buy. Unless it’s an article you really want. For example, I (Rita) last year really liked a zara blouse and at the time I didn’t buy it. I regretted it. And last month I found a girl selling this same blouse, new but without a label, for less than half the original price.
I bought it right away. I didn’t even think twice. It could have been a disaster, but I must say that the blouse came in perfect condition, it still smells like that characteristic smell of Zara’s new clothes and it was new! I was very satisfied. But I must say that I’ve read a lot of bad stories about Vinted, like blouses that come with holes or with sweat marks. You have to see the price and the conditions that are described. Pay attention (and a pray for a little luck) and you will sell and buy good pieces!
Do you know Vinted? What is your experience with the application?
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