Okay so who’s been watching Tidying Up on Netflix? Lately, it seems I can’t open social media without seeing a stack of someone’s clothes as they attempt to spark joy. Have you tried the #KonMarie method? I’d be curious to hear your thoughts in the comments. Has it helped you?
If you read my goals this year, one of them was to be a bit more of a minimalist – so, I suppose you could say I was ahead of the trend 😉 Haha totally kidding – just ask my utensil drawer. I still need help. But, slowly and surely, I’m going through my stuff and weeding out some of the excess. If you’re in the process of sparking joy, I wanted to share a few ideas on how to really boost that joy by selling the stuff you don’t want!
Over the past few years, I’ve sold SO MANY things on several different platforms – it’s turned into a fun challenge for me to try to identify the things that are serving no purpose in my life and find ways to make a little “mad money” in the process of getting rid of them!
We’ve all been there. The distant relative who doesn’t realize you outgrew Limited Too about ten years ago. The coworker who doesn’t know that you’re not much of a drinker. Wonderfully kind gestures, but you wind up saddled with a gift card out of which you’ll get no use. Enter CARDPOOL.
Cardpool allows you to list your gift card for sale. They do take a cut of the profits, but hey – a portion of the gift card returned to you as a check or an Amazon gift card is better than letting that Limited Too cash sit in the back of your drawer for years, right?!
I’m obsessed with thredup because they make cleaning out your closet so much less tedious. Gone are the days when you had to find time to drive everything to a second hand store – ThredUP will send a clean out bag directly to your mailbox. You simply pack up your clothes in this pre-labeled bag and drop it into a mailbox. They’ll pay you outright for the items they are certain they can sell, list some on contingency, and donate whatever they don’t want to sell on your behalf! How sweet is that? Nothing is wasted.
Speaking of convenient, Offerup couldn’t be easier. I feel like Offerup is the Millennial’s craigslist – it was intended to buy and sell locally. I have the app on my phone. When I want to sell something, I simply snap a few pictures, add a description, and upload the listing. They’ve recently added an option to ship smaller items nationwide, as well. I’ve sold SO many random things on offer up – from a rug to a pair of sneakers to our old table and chairs.
My sister-in-law recently introduced me to Facebook’s marketplace feature, and it. is. AWESOME. I’d been eyeing these mid-century modern bar stools, and I found them in great condition for nearly half price on marketplace! It’s a great place to buy and sell since the audience is already built in. Take a second while you’re stalking your old high school frenemy and list that mirror that’s been collecting dust under your bed! You never know who might be looking for a mirror just like it!
and of course – ebay
Ah, ebay. Tried and true. Listen, I still use it. I think ebay is a great way to sell nationally and Facebook marketplace and offerup are my preferred local platforms. My mom sold the gown she wore at my wedding on ebay and got half of her money back! You have nothing to lose from posting items you’re very unlikely to use again – might as well give it a shot!
Which selling platform have you tried? What have your experiences been? Share in the comments!