'Tis the season for reorganizing: How to get rid of your unwanted stuff originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
The saying "out with the old, in with the new," rings especially true this time of year, with the holidays over and the new year upon us.
So what to do with your old items as you declutter?
1. Donate using an old shipping box
Give Back Box helps you get rid of both unwanted items and old boxes.
2. Sell clothes online
One popular option to sell your used clothes is ThredUp. You’ll be sent a bag that you fill up and send back. ThredUp sells the items for you and takes a commission.
Other companies, such as The Real Real (for designer clothes), offer similar deals. Many companies will offer to donate clothes that don’t sell, and some accept unwanted shoes, purses and accessories.
3. Cash in on old electronics
Target offers a trade-in program where you can trade in used electronics for a Target gift card or cash through PayPal.
4. Score rewards at the mall
North Face accepts donations of clothes and shoes of any brand at its stores and gives you $10 off your next $100 purchase in return.
Donate any clothes at a Levi's store and get a voucher for 20 percent off.
Recycle your old jeans at stores including Madewell and get $20 off your new pair.
Other brands accept donations at their stores but may not give rewards. It's always worth asking!
5. Give back
Second Chance Toys accepts donations of kids' toys and gives them to organizations that support kids in need.
Donate your lightly-used bras and unopened menstruation products to I Support the Girls, which gives them to homeless women and girls around the world.
Even old eyeglasses can see new life. The Lions Club accepts donations of eyeglasses and gives them to people in need.