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Cash for clothes….and more!

If you have one or more children, then there’s a good chance you have drawers full of their clothes that may have been barely worn or even not at all.

There’s a strong demand for used designer clothing, baby equipment and toys with the new type of recycling boutiques that have been established across Northern Ireland recently that then sell the items on your behalf. Depending on the shop you choose, you will receive a percentage back in cash, store credit or you can even donate the proceeds to charity.

Clothes have to be in excellent condition and desirable brands so check with the store the type of clothes that they are looking for. Shops include adoredagain in Newtownards and Weecycle in Finaghy, Belfast.

For unwanted good quality clothes, bed linen or curtains, then try the clothes recycling companies that often pay out per kilogram or by the weight of the items.

You can either call into one of the shops or some companies offer a home collection. Used Clothing Co. has branches across the province including Hanwood Business Centre in Dundonald, Ballyclare, Carrickfergus, Ballymena and Ballymoney. Bag schemes may also operate in your child’s school, such as Cash for Clobber, money then goes to school funds.

Household items like CD’s, DVD’s, books and mobiles can also be turned into a little extra cash.

Sites like Mazuma Mobile, Envirofone and Fonebank operate through their websites where you register the type of mobile you have and the company then posts out a freepost bag for you to return the device and then your payment is made through your bank account or by cheque.

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