Pass The Bag

So, we’ve been simplifying. I know you know this, because it’s a fairly strong current that’s been running through every word I’ve shared in the past year, maybe longer? Broken record over here. (But I kind of like the scratch.)

Ever the cliche, January sounds like the perfect time to clean out a closet or two, yes? I’d been slowly purging 75% of my wardrobe over the past three months (wayyyyy more on that later), so when Schoola asked to see if I’d like to donate a few pieces from mine and Bee’s wardrobes for their #PassTheBag campaign, I took it as a sign from the heavens that we’re on the right track – the track to less and slow and get this clutter out of my house.

And that we did. I hopped online and requested a donation bag to fill to the brim with our gently used clothing that had been outgrown or simply unused, unworn, unnecessary. (You can do the same right here!) The cool part? Schoola will re-sell my pieces with $2 out of every $5 purchased going toward my favorite community school.

As a daughter of two school teachers, my respect for our educational system and the ones who serve children daily is unmatched, so of course, I’m thrilled with the ability to help fund art/music programs with a few bags of clothes we no longer need. Trash to treasure, by far.

If you’d like, you can take the #PassTheBag challenge and purge a closet or two with me – details are below!:

  1. Visit Schoola and request a donation bag here.
  2. Fill it with gently used clothing from your closet (a new women’s category launches this spring!), or your kids and pop it in the mail.
  3. Challenge your friends to do the same on Twitter, Facebook or your favorite social channels (Instagram, for me!).
  4. Pat yourself on the back, and check in to your school’s fundraising page on Schoola to see how your sold items are generating funds for your local art and music programs. A win/win/win, yes?

Thanks, Schoola, for getting creative with our spare clothes (a far better route than that quilt I’d been procrastinating on…).

p.s. This post is part of a paid campaign for Schoola, a start-up I’m happy to support. Thanks for reading!

  • What a great idea! I’m currently lending/donating my kid clothes to a friend hoping to adopt this month, but I’m pretty sure my closet could use a purge… = )

  • How neat! I wish we had something like this here. I’m purging the house tomorrow too — officially “nesting” by force, LOL! Baby is due to arrive any time now. Weeeeeee!

    • OMG i am so so thrilled for you! :) best of luck on a successful, calming (as much can be allowed!) delivery!!! :)

  • What a great program! I wish I had known about it before I did my closet purge last fall. I did a season of Project 333, then decided to commit to a full-time capsule wardrobe. It is such a liberating experience to have a closet with only well-loved items. And I hope the items I donated to Goodwill are well-loved by someone else now.

    • oh i did somethings similar, and yes, i agree – it has been WONDERFUL for me. so thrilled you enjoyed the process as well!

  • Thank you for this post, Erin. I’ve been yearning for better donation options of gently worn pieces. Will look into their process a bit further – I know one or two(;D) personal stylists who would love this.

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