The new year is here, and if you're looking to do some closet cleaning like me, here is how it went.

Right now I'm in the process of moving to a new home. One easy way to make moving a little easier all while making a little extra cash is selling some of my clothes. Apparently, I'm not the only person to think like that.

I've sold stuff online through apps and you get a pretty good decent prize for them, but the whole process does tend to take a while. So I decided to check out Plato's Closet and Style Encore to get my stuff sold a little quicker.

If you're looking to follow suit, I suggest giving them a call before you head over. That way you'll know all their rules beforehand.

Style Encore used to do appointments, but now they're doing first come, first served -- just like Plato's Closet. They open at 10 a.m., but getting there early may not be enough to avoid a wait. If you want to sell your old clothes at Plato's Closet, just be prepared for a long line and to get there early. It is very popular. I showed up a few minutes before they opened and the line above is what I saw. The people at the front of the line said they got there at 9 a.m. Just so you know!

If you go to Style Encore (like I did), remember that you can only bring two bags of clothes. The employees will ask that you wait while they look through your clothes and decide what they want. During my visit, the process took about 35 minutes. (Pro tip: keep the season in mind. Why would a clothing re-seller buy your old parka in the middle of summer or tank tops when its cold outside.)

Once they get all your information, you'll need to come back to get your money.

I didn't get a text to come back until 6:30 p.m. that night and they closed at 7 p.m. so when I go back to sell the other clothes I just picked up the money. They ended up only taking 9 items of my two trash bag full of work clothes and I made $26. Which is at least a dinner or two so I will take it.

The whole process was honestly a little stressful for me, but I'm glad I did it so I could prepare y'all. It was my first time doing it and I didn't know it was such an involved process.

You can find out more about them online or at their location,4833 50th Street
Lubbock, TX 79414.

Do you have any tips for selling clothes? Please let me know! I decided I am just going to donate all my other clothes to a local charity. 

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