A recent project of mine is cleaning out my closet. Well not just my closet because my room has become my closet. It is that bad and my poor fiancé lives within my clothes. So this has been long overdue but I will hopefully be moving in a few months so I’m starting now. I am a shopper and have a bad habit of not wearing clothes more than a few times. Now is the perfect time for a closet cleanse if you’re going back to school or starting to buy fall clothes.
My goal is to get rid of a large chunk of my closet and make a little money in the process. I hate just giving all my clothes away when I’ve barely wore them. I’ve tried Plato’s closet but they take the most random items and don’t give you very much for them. (I’ve sold 10 things for $25). There’s also no stores that are close to me so this involves a 30 minutes drive on top of waiting for them to sort through my clothes. If we’re weighing out the pros and cons this doesn’t really pay off. I’ve also tried eBay but that isn’t always effective for clothes unless they are brand new plus the hassle of shipping.
I have heard of Poshmark before but never really tried it until last week when I began my closet cleanse. I figured it was worth a shot since none of the above options appealed to me. I was shocked, this is so easy. I have to share because it has already made my life easier and it’s only been a week. Here’s the info if you haven’t tried it. You take pictures from the comfort of your own home (make sure they’re good), provide the details (be honest), price it (use comparables) and post it. You can get an offer for a lower price and it’s your choice to accept or counter so price accordingly. When your item is purchased, Poshmark emails you a shipping label. You DO NOT have to deal with the shipping. They do it for you! All you have to do is print the label and tape it to the box. Go to the post office and grab some free Priority boxes and then drop it off when you’re ready. Make your packaging pretty and include a thank you note. This is easy, go to Target and buy a jumbo pack of colored tissue paper for $5. Then try the Dollar Store or Michaels for some cute cards for $1. (At Michael’s check their “junk” bins, they ALWAYS have cute cards for $1 among other awesome finds). So once you send your item, you wait. The buyer has three days after receiving your item to check it in. This is when you get paid. Yay! Poshmark backs up their transactions too so it’s safer to do.
A little more info on Poshmark: They keep a flat rate of $2.95 on orders under $15 and 20% on orders above. You can offer a discount to encourage people to purchase more than one item from your closet. You follow other users, like their items and share their listings. The more you network, the more people that see your listings.
So why exactly do I like this so much?
It can pretty much all be done from home. I grabbed some boxes from the post office and since the shipping is pre paid, I just put it on the box and drop it off.
The seller fee is really not bad at all. They deal with the shipping which to me is a nuisance and not having to do it is a huge bonus.
The people you reach through Poshmark is a lot better for selling your clothes. If you are selling a shirt that is intended for a girl your age, you probably want to sell it where they would see it.
I had my first sale within an hour. Certain brands and designers are more sought after than others. The first thing I sold was a Victoria’s Secret PINK sweatshirt.
What you will need:
Free Priority Mail Boxes
Thank You Cards
I was not compensated for this review. Poshmark offers all users an invite code to get friends to join. If you use the code when you join, you get a $5 credit to your account and one for the invitee as well. Please use code PGAHV if you join! (valid for the first 10 people)
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