This is the time of year when my closet starts to haunt me. All of the purchases from the previous year start to stratify into layers of clothing. The top layer of clothes are the ones that get worn all the time. The bottom layer are the clothes I don’t even remember that I have. We haven’t even talked about accessories yet! The amount of unworn jewelry I have is embarrassing. It’s time to get rid of this stuff!
After all of the stressful future tasks wash over me, I admit that I get kind of excited. I’ve always loved selling things. It’s part chase, part fulfillment, and the best part is the part where you get paid.
Selling Clothing Online
As we all know, there are tons of ways to sell your clothing online. From Poshmark to Craigslist, you’ll be able to offload that clothing one way or another. A good place to start is by organizing your clothing by quality. The closer your clothing condition is to “new,” the faster it will sell, and it will sell for more money.
If you get into a bind where you just have too many random clothes to sell individually, you can use a clothing reselling service like ThredUp or Swap.com. They’ll organize your clothes, appraise them, price them, and sell them for you. The best part is that you get paid right away unless your items are placed on consignment.
Selling Jewelry Online
Jewelry, on the other hand, requires a little more research. Thanks to the actually valuable metal that many jewelry items contain, they can be evaluated before you even sell them!
Services like Truval will buy your old jewelry through the mail. They’re an accredited business with all sorts of certifications that should make you feel comfortable using their appraisal and purchasing program. They’re based in New York, and after sending in your goods safely using FedEx, experts will appraise each piece for its individual value. Your only job after that is to collect the cash!
Donate the Rest!
Even after everything has been sold and auctioned off, you’ll undoubtedly be left with a pile of off-trend or slightly worn clothing and jewelry. Get ready to feel great about your choices because you get to donate these clothes! The people who run these clothing donation organizations end up helping tons of people in need find new clothing for job interviews and family life. Do these organizations a favor and wash the clothes before you bag them up. Anything you can do to make their enormous jobs easier is always appreciated!
You can use these online tools to locate a clothing donation bin or drop-off near you: