Updated on November 12, 2015
Starting Fresh in the Fall
Does anyone else feel like Fall is the time to start fresh? Maybe it’s just from spending twelve years of my adult life in school, but the Fall always makes me want to make a change. This year I decided that the thing that needed changing was my closet full of clothing. You know, all those pieces that have been sitting there for over five years just waiting to never be worn again? No? Just me? Well, it’s out with the old and in with the new around here! After going through my entire wardrobe I’d set aside six, yes six, bags of clothing that needed to go. The next step was to figure out where to donate all that clothing. I could have just dropped it off at the local Good Will, but I’d heard about an awesome clothing donation program run by H&M and decided to see what it was all about.
It’s called H&M Conscious and here’s how it works. You simply drop off your unwanted clothing to any H&M store. The clothing can be in any condition, from tags still attached to tattered and torn. H&M processes all the clothing donations by hand to determine what can and can’t be worn again. Items that aren’t able to be reused are recycled into new textiles, and if that isn’t an option, then it is used to manufacture something totally different (like insulation). Cool, huh?
Want to know what else is awesome about this program? You get a reward! Who doesn’t love a reward? For every bag of clothing you bring in, H&M will give you a coupon for $5 off a $30+ purchase. If you didn’t know, H&M has great clothing for kids and it’s where I buy a lot of The Heir and Petit Prince’s clothing, so $5 off is pretty sweet. Any size bag counts, and you can receive two $5 off coupons per day.
The first time I took two bags of clothing to donate to H&M, I was concerned they wouldn’t have any idea what I was talking about and I’d end up looking like a crazy person. That did not happen! The staff were totally familiar with the program and happy to take the donations and hand over the coupons. They were also really knowledgeable about the program and answered all my questions!
If you’ve got old clothing taking up precious space in the back of your closet, pack it into bags and head over to H&M. Then you can fill that space with new duds for yourself or for your kiddos using that $5 off coupon.
To find out more about H&M’s conscious program, click HERE.
What time of year makes you want to start fresh?