It’s already August 2021, more than half the year is over & I don’t know about you but I’m just starting to get back into somewhat of a routine. Between COVID restrictions affecting children’s schedules, having a toddler and juggling working from home time has flow by & nothings gotten done. Usually by now my yearly spring cleaning has been completed but this year I literally just finished sorting through my mine & my sons clothes, and lastly my eBay she-shed got a clean out as well. I find that it provides mental clarity & provides me the ability to focus on moving forward. Whether your cleaning out your closet or cleaning out old inventory you many ask what to do once you’re ready to let go. Fortunately we live in a day in age where we have more options than merely holding a garage sale!

Options include:

  1. eBay, Poshmark, Mercari, Tradesy, TheRealReal etc….
  2. Consignment, Plato’s closet, Buffalo exchange, thred up.
  3. Garage sale, flea market
  4. Offer up, craigslist
  5. Donation either to a reseller friend or corporation like Salvation Army.
  6. Trade with friends party
Got clothes?!

All of these options have positives and negatives for each if us, good thing is there is a fit for all depending on what we hope to accomplish.

Selling things that you already own is a great way to build up your ebay account and possibly growing your yearly closet clean-out into a side hustle but beware its dangerously addicting! However it does require taking pictures, creating the listing, waiting for a buyer and then shipping off the item. It is not a quick way to get rid of things but it is a money making option.

Sites like Offer up & craigslist are other money making options that I use for larger items (but clothes can be sold there also). Again you’re storing the items until they sell.

Another option is a good old garage sale, get up early & sell sell sell. The benefits are that while you maybe selling items for less than you would on ebay, its less work & no fees. Once its gone its gone & you can donate the rest.

If you have a lot of clothes to get rid of but do not want to take photos and measurements of each you can either mail them into Thred up (which takes a LONG time currently) but it gets the items out of your house. Or if there’s a local consignment store, Plato’s Closet, or Buffalo exchange you can drop off your items and they usually let you know same day what they’re willing to payout.

And finally another option is having a closet clean out party, hang out with friends and get wardrobe update for free!

I hope I gave you some ideas and if I missed something or you have questions, please comment below.

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