With three kids in the house, I always seem to have a bag of clothes on hand that my little ones have outgrown. It is a never ending cycle of buy a size, give it away, get the new size, over, and over again.
I used to often donate the clothes, but it just felt like I was giving away quite a bit and I really wanted to try and monetize on the old clothes that were still in great shape, to help fund the never ending need for new clothes. So I joined a bunch of Facebook Groups to sell the old clothes. What I discovered is, it was a lot of work taking pictures of the clothes, listing the items, setting a starting bid, bumping the post until the closing date, and then contacting the winner and waiting around for them to come pick the clothes up. Argh!
I really needed something better, and easier to monetize the old clothes so i could try and get some funds for the new clothes.
Then one day browsing Facebook, I came across a company called FlipSize. It said they purchase old, no dud clothes from kids size 12 months to 12. FlipSize then pays you via points that you can either use to buy clothes from FlipSize, or you can cash the points out via PayPal, or various gift cards. Heaven!!!!!
There are FlipBags that you need if you do not live close to a FlipSize drop off location. Luckily, I am really close to a FlipSize drop off location so I was able to drop my used clothes off in my own plastic bag or box.
If you need a FlipBag, you need to order one on the FlipSize website. They are very sought after though and often out of stock, so you need to sign up for the FlipSize newsletter if you need a FlipBag so you are notified as soon as they get the FlipBags in stock.
If you are wondering if you are close to a location, you can check out their locations here.
Are you local to Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge or Surrey, BC? Drop off your bag at one of our residential drop off locations and earn 100 BONUS POINTS. Email for details.
Here are the cross streets to get a better idea of locations in the Lower Mainland of BC…
Old Clayburn Road and Corbett
Austin Ave and Hickey St
208th St and 88 Ave
232nd St and 132nd Ave
156th St and 96th Ave
Before you pack your bag, make sure to check the FlipSize rules for what they accept and do not accept.
I packed up my bag for FlipSize on the weekend and dropped it off on a Saturday afternoon after I sent an email to FlipSize to get the drop off location. The drop off is a marked box at the location that says FlipSize on it. It was easy to find and easy to identify.
By Monday afternoon my FlipSize account was updated with my points. I was pleasantly surprised by the points that I received. I also received 100 bonus points for dropping the bag off myself to a drop off location. Yay! Love the reward for dropping the bag off at the drop off location.
I can tell you to pay attention to the no dud policy. I thought that the clothes I dropped off were like new, but apparently there was piling on one item and bad stitching on another so I guess I did not get points for those items.
Once FlipSize puts your points in your account, you receive an email saying that the points are there. Here is an example of the email I received….
“Your bag was processed. 20 items were accepted and 620 points awarded. 100 additional points were awarded for dropping off locally – for a total of 720 points. We could not accept 9 items as we do not accept socks, or items with pilling and stitching flaws (these items have been donated).”
Oops on my part, I did not realize that I put socks in there. Sorry about that FlipSize, but I am happy that the items not accepted were donated.
When I dropped my bag off, I made sure that inside was a paper with my name and my email address associated to my FlipSize account. That way FlipSize would know who to give the FlipPoints to.
So I just cashed out 700 of my FlipPoints to my PayPal account which resulted in $35 being paid into my account. That is way more than I would have ever received for the items on any of the Facebook Groups that I was trying to sell the clothes on. I was extremely pleased with my payout.
You can choose to get your FlipPoints as Toys R Us, Babies R Us, or Amazon gift cards. You can also use your points to make purchases of clothes from the FlipSize website. If you use your points to to buy clothes from FlipSize, you receive extra reward points for using them to buy clothes. So your points go even further if you use them to purchase clothes from the FlipSize website.
FlipSize orders over $99 have free shipping and there is also the option of free local pick up for orders.
I have not ordered anything from FlipSize so I cannot let you know how that end of their services work, but I can tell you that I will be using them to sell my kids’ old clothes from now on. I loved the experience and the money that I got for what I dropped of.
I highly recommend that you check out FlipSize. The experience was awesome and so easy compared to anything else I have ever tried.
You can find out more about FlipSize here: