Happy new week, gorgeous ladies!
When it comes to everyday expenses clothing can really drain your budget. It doesn’t help that fashion and styles change so fast our basic wardrobe can’t keep up. The good news is that you can make money by selling your old clothes allowing you to get some of your money back and depending on where you shopped you may even turn a profit!
Keep reading below for some great tips on how to sell your old clothes and make some extra cash.
- Buy your clothing on sale or even resale. If you watch carefully you can find great clothing items at resale shops for cheap and even a few pieces with tags still. Look for brand names that will sell better when you are done. If resale is not an option clearance and big sales can really cut your clothing costs.
When you are done with the items you can go and sell them. Brand names resell better so skip the cheap no names if you plan to make money off your wardrobe when you are done.
- Take great care of your clothes. To make money off of your old clothes you need to be sure they remain in sellable condition. Follow washing instructions, being sure to sort colors and empty pockets well to prevent unnecessary laundry accidents. The better shape you keep your wardrobe the more you can get for each item. Hint: Keep a stain stick handy to deal with accidents before they can set in.The best way to make money selling your old clothes is to start with selling locally. Join buy-sell-trade local groups on Facebook and post to the local market place. Everyone is on Facebook these days, making it a great place to sell used items without the hassle of a yard sale. Additionally, you can try local buy, sell, trade apps like Letgo and OfferUp. Use basic safety precautions and common sense when selling this way like meeting in a public place and bringing a friend along.
- Consignment shops are great for making extra money off old clothing. You just have to bring everything in and the shop does the work of selling it for you. If you have one near you (like Plato’s Closet), this is a great place to sell items as well as stock up on new essentials for your wardrobe for a great price.
- There’s always an app for that. If selling locally fails or you prefer to not deal with meeting in person you can sell used clothing items on sites like Ebay, Poshmark , Vinted or even Gumtree for my Aussie ladies. With Ebay you have to do all of the work to ship the items. Poshmark will send you a pre-printed label and packaging for your items. Simply pack your items into the box, stick on the label and hand the box to your mail carrier when they stop by or drop the package at one of the convenient USPS drop-off locations.
- If you would rather not deal with shipping, pricing, or even attempting to sell yourself you can opt to send your clothing to an online consignment shop like ThredUP. This easy method allows you to order a closet clean out bag, fill it, and leave it for your mailman. Within a few weeks they will process your items and send you a payment for what they decide to keep and sell. Easy!
Selling your clothes can be a rewarding way to keep your closet fresh and exciting without breaking the bank. Have you tried it before? Let me know all your tips and tricks in the comment section below.