I hope y’all are having a great Christmas season. We are just about ready for it at our house. I have one last gift to buy and some wrapping to do, but other than that, we are just waiting for Santa!
With all the Christmas shopping and a couple of trips to the pediatric dentist for one of the boys, my purse only has some change jingling around in it. This got me thinking about ways to add a little cash back in my wallet. One of my favorite ways to do that is to clean out my closet. I love selling my clothes on second hand websites. The only thing you need to do is snap a picture and list it. I like to use the app Poshmark. If you have not tried it, you should check it out. I’ve been buying and selling clothes on there for a few years now. You can find some great items, that still have a lot of wear in them for cheaper than new prices.
The app makes it easy to sell your clothes. Like I said, you snap a few pictures, fill out some quick info about the item (size, brand, original price, listing price, etc) and post it to your “closet”. People can view your clothes, “follow” your closet, and purchase with the click of a button. Poshmark sends you an email when something sells with a pre-paid shipping label. You simply box up the item and send it on its way. Most “Poshers” wrap the item in cute tissue paper and send a written thank you note.
It’s fun to shop on the app too. Let’s say you just got a new job and need some dress pants. You go to the app and type “dress pants” into the search bar along with your size and all kinds of options will pop up. You can also shop by store or designer. (Example, J. Crew or Lily Pulitzer.) Another great thing about the app is can find designer items for cheaper prices. Have you been eyeing a Tory Burch bag, but don’t want to pay the department store price? You can find one cheaper on Poshmark. Just make sure that it’s the real deal. You can ask sellers questions and bargain with the “offer” button. Once your item arrives, you inspect it and then go on the app to “accept” the item. This is important! Once I ordered several items from one seller (you get a discount for doing this with most sellers) and I briefly looked at everything and “accepted” the items. Several days later I actually inspected the items and found that one of the dresses had a hidden stain on it that hasn’t come out and another dress was badly worn in several places and completely unwearable. Lesson learned- check your items well!! All in all I’ve had great experiences on this app.
Here are a couple of my more recent finds on Poshmark.
You can download the Poshmark app to your phone or tablet. You don’t have to sell to shop or shop to sell. And check out my closet @ljcollar