I’m not a big fan of clutter. Including in my closet. Ok, that’s a lie. My closet is cluttered, but only with stuff I wear. I don’t like to clutter it up with things I don’t wear anymore.
I don’t mind taking stuff somewhere to donate it, but honestly, I’d rather make a bit of money off my stuff. I used to go the Ebay route. Heck, I sold just about everything on there. It’s just too time consuming though. I wanted a faster, easier way to get rid of stuff.
The first site I went was through ThredUP. Nicole posted a good review about buying stuff from them, so I’ll cover the selling side. Request a bag from them. Once you receive it, fill it up with your gently used items (according to their policy), and drop it off at FedEx to ship back to them. I mostly sent in my clothes, with a couple pairs of shoes, and a few items from the kids. It took about 2 weeks for them to go through my stuff, but I made more than I thought I would. They pay based on the item and the brand. They even list out exactly what they bought from you. Everything they can’t use is donated. The funds are then put in your account and they can be used as store credit or you can cash it out.
I heard about the Vinted app somewhere, so I downloaded it to see what it was all about. It’s super easy. Take quick pictures of your stuff, add in the details and it’s listed. You can also browse if you are looking for something. The search can be set by sizes, so you are only looking at what you want. You can favorite items, leave comments for the seller, or buy stuff. If you want to offer a lower price, go ahead. I’ve sold a couple things. It was surprisingly easy. I got a notification and an email when the item was bought. They gave me the shipping label, so all I had to do was pack it up and take it to the post office. You are then paid 3 days after the item is received.
I’m still looking into sites for all the kid’s clothes I have. If anyone has any recommendations, let me know!
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