So you have minimized your closet. You have removed everything that doesn’t fit perfectly. You have eliminated those clothes that are simply lovely, but not really your color. You have even pulled out the items that are your color and fit well — the ones you SHOULD love, but never seem to wear. You have a huge pile of new, barely worn and beautiful clothes.
Well you could donate them. If you do, be sure to research the charities so you know your donations are going for a good cause. I prefer to donate to the Salvation Army in my local area, rather than choosing to support Goodwill with my donations. (I just think they do more meaningful work.)
But, if you want a little cash, there are quite a few other options to consider. My favorite three are listed below:
ThredUp.com – A quick, easy way to clean out your closet. Order a “clean out kit” from their website and put a laundry-basket size load of clothes in it and ship it off to them. They will review the clothes and you can either pay to have them ship back the ones they don’t want to buy from you or put on consignment, or you can ask them to donate the no-go items for you.
Ebay.com – This great standby allows you to put up anything you no longer need (not just clothing) and get it sold. You are much more “hands on” with this approach and it will take more of your time to prepare each item and it will take time to sell each item.
(NOTE: Ebay Valet Services take a much larger cut of your profit, but allow you to box up everything and have someone else sell it for you.)
Poshmark.com – This is a clothes-specific selling platform. Like ebay, you get to sell the items at the price you want and pocket the profit. But the cons are similar to eBay:
These are just three services that I have personally used and like. (They work for purses, shoes and accessories as well.) There are a number of other options. What methods do YOU use to dispose of unnecessary clothing once you streamline your wardrobe?