5.25.2017

Have a de-clutter with Enviroclothes.




Who needs a clutter clear out? 

I think everyone could do with a bit more space but definitely meee!


From my younger days eating and drinking what I liked, to having 2 babies in 3 years, to recently getting to grips with the gym I have been up and down every size in the clothes spectrum. Not to mention the KIDS who seem to grow every.week. I’m all for giving things a good home but the options are not the best.

Sell: My designer stuff I don't mind putting it on eBay etc to get a few pennys back but isn't it so time consuming, then the postage…uhhhh.

Donate: There are things I’m more than happy to give away, but I do this really fun thing of bagging them up then keeping them in the boot of my car for months costing god knows how much in petrol. I also saw this thing on TV that the money doesn't even go to charity usually because they have so many overheads like staff to pay.

The thought of it all gives me a headache… until your wardrobe rail collapses like mine did last week. I was telling my friend and she told me about Enviroclothes where they come to your house weigh it, and pay for it there and then on your door step. 

So you can make a bit of extra cash or donate it directly to the charity of your choice so you know its going where it should be.
I decided to give them a go and I was so impressed I had to do a little blog about it, I honestly feel so much better its more fun than clearing out your Sky TV planner….


SO what and who are Enviroclothes?

Enviroclothes strapline is Rethink. Redistribute. Reuse.
Pretty self-explanatory, here at Enviroclothes we truly believe that unwanted clothing deserves a chance at a second life, an opportunity to make someone else happy, to be loved again... and if we can do our bit to help the environment along the way, well that's great too!

We all have clothing, shoes and accessories that we don't wear... there's nothing wrong with them, they just don't fit, they're no longer your style, or you've simply fallen out of love with them. You can’t be bothered with all the admin involved with Ebay or Gumtree, as your time is more precious than those extra few pounds you may receive for that top that you have already got your value out of as you have worn it 10 times and can’t bear the thought of having to wear it again. And so Enviroclothes was born.

AS A NATION WE THROW AWAY 1.2 MILLION TONNES OF CLOTHES EACH YEAR! A ridiculous volume that is clearly not waste and could easily be reused, not to mention the dire situation of what will happen when we eventually run out of room on our lovely planet to place all of this so called “waste” A great legacy to leave for future generations to deal with too.
That's why at Enviroclothes we encourage you to clear out your wardrobes and drawers of the unwanted items you no longer wear or use. We buy your unwanted clothing, shoes and accessories, and redistribute them for reuse... waste not want not as they say! Not only will your good quality items get another chance at life but you will have decluttered, helped reduce your carbon footprint and earned some extra cash – it’s a win win really.

Using our service is both easy and convenient:

1.       Sort out- free your wardrobes and drawers of all the items you and your family no longer wear
2.       Let go- Call us or shoot us an email to book a free home collection service or visit your nearest drop off point
3.       Feel good- You’ve decluttered, saved your stuff from ending up in landfill and have a few extra pounds in your pocket

Being a second hand clothing merchant, all goods purchased by Enviroclothes are then sold to second hand clothing retailers around the world, hence why we can only accept good quality items. We are not a charity but simply a small local business from the North East with over 20 years’ experience in the used clothing industry.

Originally buying directly from charities due to long standing contracts with nationwide charities, Enviroclothes found a niche in the market when it became apparent the public’s confidence in charities had dwindled due to charity bags not being collected thus encouraging bogus charity collectors. So we decided to give the power back to the people- by going directly to the public our service assures our users all goods purchased by Enviroclothes will be resold and reworn and  NOT end up in landfill. The cherry on top is the fact you can do what you wish with the money you receive- donate to a charity of your choice, treat yourself to brunch at your favourite café, or put it towards that next purchase you have your eye on.

 Enviroclothes has paid out close to £4 million to over 450,000 customers in the North East, diverting over 9 million kgs of clothing, shoes and accessories from landfill

Thats pretty impressive!

So I had a clear out, booked my slot and the van turned up. The staff had such nice uniforms and were so professional. 



The took all my things out to the van sorted and weighed them. Important - they also take soft toys and books now too!




They wouldn't take Archie unfortunately.....


Once that was all done it came up on their i pad which printed a receipt and they gave me the cash right there.

 They can accept any good quality:

·         Clothing (bras and swimwear included as long as they are         suitable for re-wear)
·         Shoes (paired)
·         Accessories (bags, belts, hats, scarves, costume jewellery)
·         Soft and hard toys
·         Kids’ books (no annual editions)
·         Bric a Brac including small home ornaments, kitchenware (full sets only), unopened gift packs




To give you an idea 1 bag came to £3.20  which doesn't seem much BUT I would have gotten nothing if I had given it away so I welcome a free cuppa and a scone or two 99’s with the works or a glass of wine…sorry I’m getting carried away there, but you get my point for literally no effort. The service was so convenient that I took a second look and cleared out some shoes, bags and even a few small household decorative items, this all got me a further £12.04!" made £15.24 in total.


 If your having a clear out Enviroclothes have kindly offered readers of my blog 50p a kg instead of the normal 40p kg all you need to do to receive this offer is when booking say:

 “SUGAR RUSHED ENVIROCLOTHES” 

I couldn't recommend them more, book your slot here!


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