Have a ton of clothing, but never anything to wear? Instead of staring mournfully at your closet, put that unworn clothing to use and make a bit of money while you’re at it. Yes, it’s true that donating your clothes is a nice thing to do but donating to your bank account is also nice and your gently used clothing can do just that. Below we’ve rounded up the different ways to sell your clothes to make some extra cash:
When it comes to selling your lightly used clothing, the Internet is your best friend. There are a ton of websites for listing things at your disposal that require little to no effort. The obvious go-to’s are websites like eBay, Kijiji, and Craigslist, but there are also clothes-specific sites like Trend Trunk, ASOS Market Place, Tradesy and The RealReal. Plop yourself down on the couch and watch the cash roll in.
Another great way to sell your clothing is using Facebook groups like Shop My Closet, Everything Must Go, selling and giving, and Fashion Curator – Buy & Sell. Once part of the group, list an item by simply posting a pic and naming your price (any other requirements per listing will be described within the group rules). Once sold, all that’s left to do is coordinate a time and place for pickup with the buyer. This may seem tedious, but a huge benefit is that you won’t have to worry about shipping. Go to groups and click “discover” to find group suggestions for your area.
If you live on your phone, you’ll be happy to know you can definitely use your mobile device to sell your clothing. Basically, all the websites listed above have mobile apps to make your life easier – no laptop or camera necessary, just your phone! In addition, Offer Up Now and Depop are the best mobile-only apps out there right now. Depop is great if you’re looking to sell trendier or fad clothing and Offer Up Now has an amazing feature that displays only items close by, while providing the location if you want to avoid shipping.
We couldn’t make a list of ways to sell your clothing without including good, old consignment stores and Toronto has plenty. With a number of stores that will give you either a store credit or money up-front, it’s perhaps the fastest way to cash in your clothes. Even if it doesn’t, and you have to wait for the item to sell, it still forgoes the effort of listing. If you’re looking to sell fast fashion labels or cheaper clothing, head to Common Sort or Kind Exchange. Alternatively, if its higher end or designer clothing you wan to resell, try Fashionably Yours, VSP Consignment or Extoggery.
How do you plan on selling your clothing to make some extra cash?