All of us have clothing that is perfectly nice (or even brand new, with tags) that we just don't wear. Maybe the fit isn't right. Maybe you bought a size that you were hoping to get into. Maybe you loved something, but it just doesn't go with anything else in your closet.
Whatever the reason, it's time to purge, purge, purge.
But wait. Don't just throw things out! Some of what you have may be worth selling. Your lesser used (or not used) items will be worth something that may help your bank account, or get you something you would like even more.
Where do you do this?
You can sell on Facebook Marketplace. It's a good place to list really any items you want to resell to make a little extra money.
The pro is you can sell to local folks and don't have to ship. They just come by your place and pick up what you are selling.
The con is that the Facebook Marketplace is flooded to over flowing. It's hard to get your item noticed.
Another option to sell your lightly used or new items is Mercari. Mercari is a marketplace much like Facebook Marketplace, where you can sell your items and get a little extra cash. The difference is that these folks are not local (or at least not likely). Those buying are from all over the place.
The pros are that you have a wider audience to sell to and they take zero commission.
The con is that this marketplace is flooded and not targeted to fashion or other items. Therefore, it is easy to get lost in this market, not getting noticed by those who would likely buy your stuff.
If you want to give it a try, you can check it out here. CLICK HERE. You'll get $10 dollars off your first purchase to try it out, just by clicking on the link and getting the app.
Tradesy is another app for selling your clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. It's different because you ship your sales with one of their kits and they enhance your images.
The pros are that they offer a free shipping label (you print it), and only a 19.8% commission on items selling for over $50.
The con is that they take 2.9% when you withdraw the money you have earned.
To try Tradesy, simply CLICK HERE and you'll have an automatic $20 to spend on any purchase of $50 or more.
Vinted is super popular and a great looking place to resell your lightly used or new clothing, shoes and accessories. They boast a social site full of great items that you've always wanted, and easy selling the items you have loved but need new homes.
The pro is that the app is social, interactive and lovely to work in.
The con is the 19% sales cut.
To try Vinted, CLICK HERE and get access to some awesome stuff.
You've probably heard of Poshmark. They are another resell app that really works well and has an easy to use interface.
The pros are that the app is easy to use, social, interactive, and that you receive a prepaid shipping label.
The con is that they take a 20% commission.
To try Poshmark CLICK HERE and use code NTASHACALL and you will get $5 toward your first purchase.
ThredUp is a very popular reselling app that offers so many things that it is hard to list them all here, but let me give it a go.
The pros are that they offer free shipping and returns, Goody Boxes filled with unique finds that you only pay for what you keep, a "thrift now, pay later" program, order a Clean Out Bag and refresh your wardrobe. Fill it up with like-new women’s and kids’ clothes. Earn a little cash or credit.
The con is that you only get 5%-70%, depending on the price you sell the item for. It's a very low percentage if you plan on selling here.
To check it out, CLICK HERE and get $10 towards your first purchase on ThredUp. Also, get 20% off with code WELCOME20 on your first purchase.
Another option is Threadflip. Mail your item for sale. Threadflip consigners will evaluate your item(s), price them, and deal with customers. If your item(s) aren't deemed a worthy fit, Threadflip gives you the option to try selling your item elsewhere ($10 fee) or giving it to Goodwill.
In order of my favorites for reselling clothes as you purge your closet, here is how they rate.
5. Facebook Marketplace
Now get out there and get selling. Your bank account will love you and your closet will be open to new opportunities.