Every month, I get the urge to purge my closet and stock it with some of those shiny new things everyone tells me I can't live without.
It's been estimated that most people wear only about 20 percent of their wardrobes regularly, and I'm no exception: I had heaps of barely worn clothes to potentially get rid of.
Then last year, my pitiful bank account made a spree at the mall out of the question. I decided to draw inspiration from my stuffed-to-the-gills closet. Why not hock my old clothes? Out with the old, in with the new, and money in my pocket in the process -- what could be better?
Of course, I wasn't sure that I had any clothes others would want. It was time to take a hard look at my wardrobe. Critiquing your own clothes is no easy task -- I bought them, so obviously I liked them at some point. But I realized that many pricey lapses in judgment could still make excellent resale options.
Then it spread to the shoes, and the books, and the jewellery ....