Last week I was talking with some women in a coffee shop. They were mutual friends and the subject of cleaning out their closets came up. Before I was able to tell them that I knew A LOT about this, they started to say things that surprised me.
I’m going to wait until I’m the size I want to be.
I spent money on these clothes and there is NO WAY I’m going to give away money!
I’ll do it next week… Or next month… Ooooor next year.
Ugh, it’s such a hassle to get rid of my old clothes.
There are lots of excuses we give ourselves in order to avoid cleaning out our closets. While I understand that cleaning out your closet is hard, painstaking, a drag and the LAST thing you want to do, it’s so important to not wait. The longer we wait, the worse the problem gets.
Every time we make these excuses, we are putting up a wall
making it harder and harder to make that change. TWEET IT
Well, I’m about to eliminate TWO of those excuses in hopes that I can convince you to pull the trigger and STOP waiting. I’m determined to help as many women clean out their closets because I KNOW you can do it! I’m gonna start by telling you a little trick I use on the internet.
Yep, the Internet can help you clean out your closet and sell your clothes.
You know that first excuse about how cleaning your closet is a drag? Well that just ain’t the truth anymore. I have created an incredible online course called The Confident Closet, that not only makes cleaning out your closet fun, but also helps you gain confidence in your personal style, shopping abilities, organizational prowess and soooo much more. One of the “style sheets” in The Confident Closet is a compilation of tons of different ways to creatively get rid of your clothes. Which brings me to the second excuse you can no longer make…
You really can no longer say that it’s a pain to get rid of your clothes after you clean out your closet. There are SO many amazing online resources to sell your clothes. They make it so easy. It ‘s seriously awesome. You can literally sell your clothes without leaving your house. Below, I’ve compiled a list of some killer ways to get rid of your unwanted items after you purge your clothes.
6 Awesome Websites to Sell Your (gently used) Clothes
Bib and Tuck – A REALLY cool website for selling your uber fashionable threads and finding some new ones.
ThreadUP - is a fantastic company that allows you to give them your gently used items for them to sell. They don’t take everything, as they only have certain brands they accept. They send you a bag and then you fill it with your clothes and accessories (including handbags) in good condition. They send you a check and donate what they don’t want to a reputable charity. Sweet deal!
Twice – Similar to Threadup, Twice makes it easy to sell your clothes. Here is how they talk about the process on their site:”Twice is a hybrid between traditional online retailers like Amazon and peer-to-peer marketplaces like eBay. If you’re cleaning out your closet, simply request a free Selling Kit or label, fill it up and ship it to Twice. We’ll make you an offer as soon as we get your package, and you can get paid instantly. Then, we’ll list your items for sale, along with thousands of other high-quality items from sellers all over the country.”
Poshmark – Poshmark is like if you took Ebay and Instagram and combined them. In theory, if you buy something you like from a seller, you might want to continue to buy from them since you have a similar size and style. You make 80 % on each Poshmark sale.
Threadflip – This is probably one of the most popular sites for selling your gently worn clothes. Threadflip is reputable and you can make up to 80% commission. Keep in mind, they also don’t except certain brands.
Tradesy – Tradesy only takes 9% commission, which is much less than other sites. Another attribute that makes this site unique is that they have a separate section for wedding dresses if that’s your thing. They also allow you to send them a photo so they can suggest a price.
This is only part of the “style sheet” in The Confident Closet that talks about creative solutions for donating, selling and giving your clothes a new life. Take the first step to cleaning out your closet by entering your name and email right here and you’ll be the first to find out all the deets. Only a few more weeks before all can be revealed! I got you girl!