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Every year around this time I go through my closet and do a major spring cleaning, where I attempt to cleanse my closet of the questionable purchases I’ve made over the past year (like the 6 inch pink stilettos I thought I had to have, but never even wore). I love cleaning out my closet, because it’s so rewarding! You get to get rid of all the things that you never wear to make room for new pieces that you actually love. I admit that sometimes it’s hard to let go of things, but that all changed once I started selling my clothes. When money is an incentive, getting rid of stuff becomes really easy! If you’re in the market to start selling your clothes, here are the best sites to get you started:
Poshmark is my personal favorite site to sell on, because it’s so darn easy! Plus, usually most of the items I’m selling aren’t designer pieces, and a lot of sites prefer higher end items. All you have to do is download the app, take a photo of the item, add item details and a price, and you’re good to go! You have to package your own items, but they do send you a shipping label. I might be weird, but I actually think packaging is the fun part! I love adding fun tissue paper and writing a cute handwritten note to give my items a personal touch. Poshmark takes $3 off items $15 or less, and takes 20% commission off anything higher. The way I see it is, if you’re ready to give something away, making any money off of it is a great thing! If you’re in the mood to purchase, shipping is only $5.95, and it’s often discounted. If you use your Poshmark earnings, it’s like getting something for free!
Tradesy is another great option that is super similar to Poshmark, in that it’s also incredibly easy to use. You can list an item either online or in their app. All you have to do is simply upload photos, describe your item, and off you go. They even edit your photos and make them look pretty before posting! When your item sells, Tradesy will send you a box with tissue paper for you to package up your item, so you don’t have to worry about that part at all. Plus, they only take 9% commission off items, which is great. However, I’ve sold way fewer items on Tradesy than Poshmark, so that’s why I personally prefer to use Poshmark. I think it really just comes down to what you’re selling- if you’re selling higher end items, definitely go for Tradesy! I love buying on Tradesy because their site feels like a real website, and has a nice streamlined look.
ThredUp is a bit different than the other two sites because it’s consignment based. I personally haven’t had tons of luck on this site, but like I mentioned before, it’s because most of the pieces I’m trying to get rid of aren’t higher end, designer quality pieces. If you do have nicer pieces to sell, it’s worth a shot! Here’s how it works: they send you a cute bag to fill with clothes you’re looking to sell. You send in all the clothes you want to sell/donate, and they go through and decide what they’re going to keep and list. You get paid right away for items under $60, and for items over $60, you get paid once they sell. Items that don’t get listed are donated for recycling purposes and are repurposed into new products, which is awesome! Although they don’t accept tons of items, at least you know your clothes will be going to a great cause.
Do you sell your clothes? What sites are your favorites?