poshmark, facebook. thredupA few weeks ago I was invited to a clothing exchange party.  Even though I was not able to attend, it got me thinking how badly I needed to clean out my closet of all the clothes stuffed in the back that I will never wear again.  That following weekend I was determined to get my closet in order and I did just that.  Before I knew it I had 2 quite large piles, one to donate and one to sell.  I put all the clothes in my car and drove to the consignment store I had previously gone to, when I arrived I saw that they had gone out of business.

I immediately Googled consignment clothes and online re-sale apps poped up.  After doing a bit of research I quickly realized how easy these apps are to use.

So far my favorite re-sale app sites are:

POSHMARK This app can be used with Your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad.   Just add your pictures set your price and your item is up for sale.

The RealReal is a luxury consignment site that consigns women and men’s luxury fashion, fine jewelry, watches, and fine art.

ThredUP they evaluate your clothes and they decide weather they will pay you upfront (Items listed under $60) or your items will be on consignment (items listed over $60).  They take the picture of the items and list them.  When your item sells they will pay you through Paypal.  If your items do not sell you must let them know if you want your items back or they will donate them for you.

There is also Tradesy & Depop

You can even find groups on Facebook.  Just search for Online Yard Sales in your area.  It’s perfect if you don’t want to deal with the post office and shipping of the item.  You just meet the person locally to do the exchange.  I would suggest meeting the person in a busy public place.

Make sure you read exactly how each of the online apps work and what percentage of the sale they will be charging you for the sale of your item.

In order to receive the highest amount you can for your item take a picture of the item against a neutral background.  Make sure the clothing is ironed.  Most charge between 30%-60% of the original price.

Hope this has inspired you to clean out your closet!

Until next time!

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14 comments on “Clean Out Your Closet”

  1. Perfect timing! We just spent the weekend without internet and cleaned closets. I sorted through sizing, torturing my little ones trying things on etc. Through sweat and tears, I am ready to now sell some items. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to make some extra cash!

  2. Oh wow I also hope that we have the same or similar apps available here locally in Manila. These app would especially those who have a large collection of clothes in the cabinet that are not being worn anymore. Pictures, price and some details of the item and the contact description of the seller are important to be posted.

  3. Thank you for sharing this information. What a great way to clean out your closet while making some money on the side. I have heard of Posh but never of the other sites. I will have to check them out and see how they work for me.

  4. If you saw my closets you would be horrified. I’m at the point where I’m trying to tell myself, if you buy anything new, something old has to go. If only I listened to myself! But even at that rate, my closets will never be manageable. I need an intervention … I need a clothing store of my own. Great aps, thanks for the tips.

  5. I just cleaned out my sons closet and have so many clothes that I had no idea what to do with them! Thanks so much for all the suggestions and ideas. I have used ThredUP before and really liked it!

  6. This is a great way to clean out your closet and to make some money. This would be a great way to pay down some debt with the extra money. I need to check out these apps when I clean out our clothes.

  7. These apps all sound so very convenient! How fortunate you were to have come across them. I bet it really made cleaning out your closet a breeze, so that things don’t pile up on you again.

  8. This is so timely for me. We’ve had our house on the market for awhile and so far everything we own is stuffed either under the bed or in our closets! We’ll have to start cleaning them out once (hopefully!) a prospective buyer wants to a return visit. No time like the present to take a look at these apps to get me started!

  9. I have been thinking about hosting a clothing exchange party! I’m curious how they handled sizing differences? These are great sites; I like to go through my closet often!!

  10. It’s about that time for me to clean mine out I do it every season well during the fall and spring to get ready for the winter or warm months. I usually purge and give to goodwill but this year I hope keep most of my things

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