Three different ways you can weigh your clothes

Before we can make you an offer for your clothes you’ll need to weigh them.  You’ll also need to tell us the total weight of your parcel before we can arrange a courier to collect them.

We have described three ways you can weigh your clothes below.  Please use the most accurate method you are able to.

Weigh your clothes with kitchen scales

If you have kitchen scales, these will be the most accurate.

Divide the clothes you’re selling into small piles, set the scales to zero and then measure the weight of each pile in kilograms.

Take care that the clothes don’t touch the surface the scales are sitting on or you might get an inaccurate reading.

Write down the weight of each pile and then add up all of the weights to give you a total weight.

Weigh your clothes with bathroom scales

If you don’t have kitchen scales, bathroom scales are the next best option.

First, stand on the scales yourself and note down your weight in kilograms.

Then, put the clothes into a large plastic bag or dustbin sack and pick it up.  Stand back on the scales and note down the weight shown.

Now deduct your own weight from that figure.  This will give you the weight of your clothes.

If you don't have kitchen or bathroom scales

Please use kitchen or bathroom scales if you possibly can.  If you can’t, then the method below will give you an approximate weight for your items.

Please be aware that any inaccuracies in the weight you declare for your clothes may affect the price we pay you. We will weigh all the clothes you send us after they arrive  and, if you use this method to weigh your clothes, the actual weight of clothes is likely to differ slightly.

What you will need for this method

This method of weighing your clothes is intended to be possible with very basic equipment found in most homes.

You will need:

A strong coat hanger. The type with small hooks on the top is best.

A 1kg bag of sugar. If you don't have sugar, use any other full bag of food ingredients with a declared weight. Do not use tins or any item with heavy packaging.

Two large plastic bags of the same size and weight.

An doorway with a securely fixed architrave above it.

How to weigh your clothing

Please take care when using this method to avoid heavy items falling onto people and objects below.

Step 1: Put the hanger on the architrave

Put the hanger in the centre of the architrave above the doorway.

Step 2: Put the bag of sugar in one carrier bag and hang it on the coat hanger

Put the sugar (or other food ingredients bag) into one of the carrier bags and carefully hang it onto the hook on one end of the coat hanger.

Step 3: Put the other carrier bag on the other end of the hanger

Carefully hang one of the handles of the other carrier bag on the other hook.  Leave it open so that you can put your clothes in it.

Step 4: Add your clothes until the two bags are balanced

Put your clothes into the second bag.  Carefully add them one at a time until the weight of the clothes is the same as the weight of the sugar / food ingredients bag.

Step 5: Note down the number of times you have to fill the bag

Write down how many times you fill the second bag with your clothes.  If the sugar / food ingredients you are using weighs 1kg, then each full bag of clothes also weighs 1kg.

If you are using a food ingredients bag with another weight, then make sure you record the weight of your clothes correctly.

Once you have weighed all your clothes, just multiply the number of bags of clothes by the weight of your food ingredients.

This will give you an approximate weight for your clothes from which we can calculate an offer price.

Ready to start selling to us?

If you’re ready to sell second hand children’s clothes to us, then all you need to do is fill out a simple form to get things started.