When’s the last time you went through you closet and got rid of the clothes you don’t wear? Do you have boxes and boxes of clothes that you are saving because you “might wear them” at some point?
I recently starting changing my mindset and getting rid of clutter that is just taking up space. I realized I had so many clothes (many with tags) that I’ve had for years that I was hanging on to thinking I will wear this one day. Well, it’s not going to happen. I coudn’t believe the amount of clothes that I’ve bought and never wore, or wore only maybe once or twice. Then to think of all the money I could have saved by not buying them, well that got me thinking. I really need to get rid of them. After doing some research, I came across this app called POSHMARK.
It’s an app where you can upload your clothes to your “closet” and sell. It’s very easy to do, although can be time consuming if you have a lot of clothes but worth it. I uploaded quite a bit of clothes and after about a week, I sold my first item. You can share your items multiple times through out the day in order to be seen by others. As you do, others share your listings to their follows, exposing more people to your closet. As more people see you closet, more sales are made. Just in a few months I’ve already made a few hundred dollars. And I still have more to list!
Once someone buys an item from you, Poshmark sends you a shipping label. All you have to do is package it up, stick on the label and drop off at the post office. You are expected to ship within 3 days. Most items ship in 2 or 3 days. Once the buyer gets the package, they have 3 days to inspect it and accept. Then your money will be released to you. Many people accept the item within the first day so It’s a pretty quick turn around.
Once you have sold so many items, you also have the option to become a boutique and purchase items from wholesale on the app, to turn it around and make a profit. I’m just starting out doing that so we’ll see how that works. But if it helps bring in some extra cash, I’m all in.
You can shop my closet to the right on my website, or if you are interested, send me an email at [email protected] and I’ll send you a code where you can get $5 off your first purchase. I’d love to know what you think!