Selling Clothes Online: The Basics

In Northern California, we’ve been spoiled with amazing weather lately in the high 70s and 80s and I am fully in Spring/Summer mode… however, my closet is not. My winter coats are still hanging and I’m constantly pushing past my sweaters in order to get to my tanks. This means that it’s time for a closet clean out. For those of you feeling the Spring cleaning vibes, I thought I’d share how I clean out my closet and make some money to spend on new clothes.

The first thing I do is go through my closet and take out items that I’m ready to part ways with. This usually includes clothing that I never really loved, clothes that I’ve worn a ton and am tired of, or clothes that aren’t in great shape anymore. For the items that aren’t in perfect condition, I put them in bags to take to Goodwill or Salvation Army. I sell the rest of the items online, through Twice or Thred Up. If you are new to selling clothes online, it couldn’t be easier, just follow my 5 easy steps!

Step 1

Request clean out bags from Thred Up and Twice. These bags are free and come with pre-paid postage so the only thing you have to do is drop them by the post office once they are filled!

Step 2

Thred Up vs Twice

Both Twice and Thred Up accept current, on-trend clothing that is in great condition. Using the chart above, make two piles designating clothing and accessories for Twice or Thred Up.

Step 3

Fill the bags and drop them off at the post office!

Step 4

Twice: You will generally hear back from Twice quicker and should receive a payment in about a week. Your payment can be directed to PayPal, Venmo or check. If you prefer store credit, you receive a 25% bonus on your payment. If you are unhappy with your payout, you can pay $4.95 for shipping to have the items returned to you. Any items that are not purchased are recycled.

Thred Up: You hear from Thred Up when they receive your bag and it generally takes a few weeks to process after that. For items that will be listed for under $60, you receive the payout as soon as it is processed. Higher-end items that will be listed for more than $60 will be on consignment and you will receive a payout when your item sells. Your payment can be directed to store credit, donated to charity, or after 14 days, transferred to PayPal or a check. Unaccepted items can be returned by selecting “Return Assurance” for $12.99 when ordering a clean out bag or automatically recycled.

Step 5

Enjoy your newly cleaned out closet and some extra cash!

Questions:

-Do you ever sell your clothes?

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way, I simply am excited to tell you about ways to clean out your closets!

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