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With kids, it feels like there is a never ending abundance of clothes. Clothes for each season, clothes for special occasions and of course, the biggest culprit, the clothes the kids have grown out of. Sometimes it can be multiple sizes in a just a few months if they have hit a growth spurt. It can be overwhelming!! So the big question is, how do you declutter all these clothes? Here are 4 ways that I’ve discovered, including a couple that can help you make a little cash back!
Kidizen is an app that provides a platform for moms and others to list their children’s clothes for sale and also shop for clothes (which of course, can be dangerous!) . One of the great things about this app is the community of moms – everyone helps everyone else out in order to sell things and are quick to give tips and experiences that can help new people.
It takes only a few minutes to upload pictures and list a piece of clothing or you can bundle several pieces together. They also give a suggested price based on sales of similar products that have recently been bought. Kidizen has recently given sellers the option to either pay the shipping or pass the shipping cost onto the buyer. They also take an 18% commission on each sale.
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Poshmark provides another app where you can make some money back on the clothes your kids have outgrown and get rid of the clutter. One difference between Kidizen and Poshmark is where Kidizen is all kids clothes and items, Poshmark has both kids and adult clothes. One benefit to this is you can declutter your own closet at the same time! If you are like me, I have a pile of clothes that I either no longer need since I’ve changed from a working mom to a stay at home mom or that no longer fit after my body has changed with my pregnancies.
The process for listing is again pretty easy with Poshmark – they do ask for a bit more information than Kidizen, but the biggest difference is related to shipping and commission. All buyers pay shipping on Poshmark, so you as a seller would not be responsible. Also, Poshmark takes a $2.95 commission on each sale as opposed to a percentage. This can make a difference on a higher priced item.
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thredUp is an online consignment store that will help sell your clothes for you. You can go on their website, sign up and they will send you what is called a “clean out” bag. You can fill this bag up with any of your clothes that you no longer want and need, seal it up and bring it to your local FedEx to be mailed in. The cost of mailing the bag is paid for upfront by the company and deducted from your earnings.
Within a week or two, they will let you know how much they will give you initially for the clothes and then any clothes that will be eligible for consignment for 90 days. I have not made much doing thredUp but it does have two benefits that the other two apps do not – you can get rid of the clothes quickly and if they are not eligible to be sold, they will take care of donating the clothes for you.
I have been using a combination of all three for about 6 months now and they are a good way to get rid of the clothes clutter and make back a little money! What is your preferred way to declutter your clothes?