Decluttering your closet feels good. You feel a sense of lightness. Order has (temporarily?) been restored. Now what would it feel like to combine decluttering your closet while pocketing a little cash at the same time? I bet that would feel pretty darn good. Here are 8 places to score some extra cash by decluttering your closet.
01 of 08
Your local consignment shop.
Navigate over to Google and search for "consignment shop"; jot down their hours and when they take consignments. Some shops only do consignment by appointment, some take them at any time. Make sure your clothing and accessories are clean. You want them to look as close-to-new as possible when the consignment shop assesses them for resale value. Here's more on how to consign your clothing.
Good for: The person that doesn't want the hassle of shipping.
02 of 08
Get a free Selling Kit or shipping label and clean out your closet in 15 minutes. Send it into LikeTwice and they make an offer on your clothing. You get paid via a via store credit (with a 25% bonus), check, PayPal, Venmo or Target GiftCard. You also have the option to Or reject your offer and get it back for just $4.95 shipping.
Good for: The lazy.
Here's how to find Like Twice.
03 of 08
You sign up for an account, they mail you a postage-paid "Closet Clean Out" kit. Set aside a weekend morning to delcutter your closet and fill your Thredup bag with their accepted brands. Once you ship your bag back, Thredup will consign your clothing. For item under $60, you receive a payout as soon as these items are processed. Over $60, you'll be paid for these items once your items sell. You can use their Earnings Estimator to see how much others have earned for similar items.
If... you'd like to have the items ThredUP doesn't accept returned to you, you can select Return Assurance when you order your Clean Out Kit.
Good for: The lazy.
Here's how to find Thredup.
04 of 08
Sell your used clothing online via the web's largest auction site. Pros: You retain more of the profit than you would selling your items via a consignment shop. Cons: It's more work. You need to take a good picture, research pricing, answer bidders' and buyer's questions and ship the items.
Good for: The Type A Scrooge who doesn't mind doing the legwork and doesn't want to share commissions.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Poshmark works like Ebay except it's totally focused on clothing. List an item for sale in less than 60 seconds. Shop for new and gently used items at prices up to 70% off retail.
Good for: The true fashionista who doesn’t mind dealing with shipping.
Here's how to find Poshmark.
06 of 08
Clothing does really well at tag sales. Make sure you iron and hang anything before the big tag and target about 20% of your original sale price. That means if you bought a dress for $100, price it at $20. If you have a bunch of similar items in the same size, try bundling them together. 5 pairs of jeans in size 8 may garner more than selling them each separately.
Good for: The person already planning a tag sale.
07 of 08
Tradesy works more like Ebay than Like Twice or ThredUp. You can sell anything that's in great condition, from Zara to Louis Vuitton. Tradesy will even enhance your image to make it look stunning. Once you make a sale, Tradesy send you a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping kit, complete with their own beautiful packaging. They then deduct a 9% commission from your sale, and you'll receive prompt payment in the form of Tradesy Cash, which appears in your account after you ship. They also... have an extensive wedding dress section.
Good for: Someone looking to sell some higher-priced fashion and likes to shop.
Here's how to find Tradesy.
08 of 08
This service works just like Tradesy. Snobswap cleans your main image and reviews each listing. You keep 85% of the sale and SnobSwap ensures 100% secure payment processing. Once your items sell, you can print your shipping label with one click and then withdraw your earnings to your bank account.
For the best chances of selling your pre-loved item, Snobswap suggests a listing price that is 70% off the purchase price. If it is new with tags, a good start is to list it for 50% of the retail... price.
Best for: Serious fashionistas
Here's how to find Snobswap.
Ready to get rid of some clothes? Here’s how to declutter your closet as quickly and painlessly as possible.