I’d like to continue January not only organizing but in my case, nesting. I’ve been cleaning out my closet as I’ve mentioned but I wanted to do more, I wanted to make a bit of money back, after all this is a lot of clothes I am parting with so I asked my girlfriend Janice for some suggestions. Janice Correa is a lifestyle, beauty, and fashion blogger at Mami’s Time Out where she blogs about her obsessions with lipstick, shoes and telenovelas! Janice has re-launched her closet organizer book called How to Get Organized to help fashion lovers get organized in a chic way! Here are the tips she shared with us.
A huge factor of getting yourself organized is getting rid of things you don’t need or use. Our closets tend to hold clothing that we haven’t used in months or never got around to wearing. Why not make some money off these clothes and sell them online? Selling to your local consignment store may be easy, but most of the time you get pennies on the dollar for your clothes. You can eliminate the middle man and sell directly online instead.
Poshmark is great for selling your clothes. You can sell directly to other buyers, name your price and negotiate a price. Poshmark then sends you an email to let you know that your item was sold. Included in that email is a label you can print to attach to your package and drop off at your nearest post office. Poshmark takes about 20% of the sales of your items. You can get a payout of the sales on Poshmark or use the cash to purchase new things that you would actually wear.
eBay is a tried and true method of selling your clothes. Honestly, you can sell anything on eBay. The founder of Nasty Gal got her start selling clothing on eBay! What I like about eBay is that you can set the minimum you’d like to sell for and have the bidding start there. The eBay app is easy to use as well, they give you a lot of help in getting your product in the right category and how much to charge for shipping so that you don’t end up losing money on shipping. The only thing is you get charged for the listing and then eBay takes another cut off the top when your item sells. So be mindful of that when setting a price for your clothing.
There are a lot of local groups that you can join on FaceBook to sell anything from baby items to clothing. All you have to do is follow the group rules, post a photo and if anyone is interested they will contact you to negotiate price. This eliminates any shipping because you can meet at a public place to sell the items.
Even if you don’t have many followers on Instagram, if you have a public profile, you can sell your clothes on Instagram. Or you can make a separate Instagram handle just for any clothing you have for sale! Post a picture with what you would like to sell, in the details include the amount and use hashtags to be easily found by others shopping. Hashtags like #sale, #fashion #style can get your pictures seen by the right shoppers!
ThreadUp is similar to Poshmark, except you order their “Clean Out Bag” and fill it with the pieces that you’d like to sell. The bag comes with a prepaid shipping label so you can ship your items back for free. They also take maternity clothes! There’s an easy Clean Out Calculator you can use to help estimate your payout. You can get credit to purchase things on ThreadUp, or you can cash out with PayPal. You can even make a donation out of your cash! If they don’t accept some of your items though, they will automatically donate them on your behalf, or you can ask them to send it back to you for a fee.
You can sell your items in bulk or one by one on Craigslist. Listing on Craigslist is free and you can avoid scammers by dealing locally and meeting in a public place to sell your items. You can also add images to your posts on Craigslist to make it easier to sell.
There you have it! Five online sites to easily sell those unwanted clothes out of your closet!
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