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What do you do with the things you clean out of your closet?

This post is sponsored by Glad® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Earlier in the year I started a bag a day challenge. I was going to purge one bag a day, every day, all year long. I’m sad to confess that I’m a little bit behind, but I have made progress.

One place where I’m spending a lot of my time is inside of my master closet. I have a ridiculous amount of clothes, and yet I’m someone who wears the same thing all of the time. It makes no sense, right? I’m trying to go in there on a pretty regular basis and pull out all of those things I’m no longer wearing. The things that are pilled. The things that are just not that cute. But what do you do with everything you’ve decided you can live without?

Online Sales

Facebook Marketplace, Poshmark and eBay are all great choices for anything in your closet that you think is worth a few bucks.

In Store Returns

If you’re anything like me, every purge from your closet nets at least one or two items that still have their tags. If that’s the case with you, check the return policy of the store where it was originally purchased. It’s possible that you’ll be able to return it for cash or store credit.


The majority of the items I purge end up going to the thrift store near me that serves the local rescue mission. It’s always a good idea to check with your thrift store’s donation policy before you drop anything off. Donating anything that they’ll have to throw out wastes their time and resources.

Trash It

There are always a few things that you’ve held onto for far too long that aren’t really donation worthy. Ripped and stained clothing usually cannot be sold at a thrift store, and a girl only needs so many cleaning rags. When in doubt, throw it out.

Glad Advanced Protection trash bags are a great way to transport your donations to the thrift store. (Or just for handling your everyday trash.) Their superior strength and reinforced bottoms mean they can handle whatever you want to throw in them. The RipGuard™ technology to prevent rips and tears with even your heaviest loads. When you’re using it for your everyday trash, food odors are neutralized with Febreze® odor control and LeakGuard® Technology keeps any liquids inside. I created my own torture tests for the bags by cleaning out my closets and stuffing them to the limit with the shoes and clothes I knew I could live without. Not so much as a single heel from a shoe or zipper from a pair of jeans managed to poke through!

Don’t believe me? Check out this video where Glad Advanced Protection trash bags survived its journey as checked baggage through airports across the country! If it can survive this it can survive any torture test you can dream up.

As The Bunny Hops®