Welcome to Thrifty Tuesday, where I offer unsolicited advice on living life on a budget! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about one of the ways I save and even make a little extra money – using ThredUp.com.
I’m not being paid to share my opinion or anything, just sharing because I love. And let me tell you, I love selling my clothes through ThredUp. They make it SO easy. You order a kit. They send you the kit. You fill it up and send it back. Boom.
So there are a few other things to keep in mind – one, they only want pretty well known brands. Two – they love shoes and designer bags. Three – They take kids clothes that are in good shape and are also fairly popular brands (think Gymboree and Old Navy, no Carters sadly). They will take a small amount off of what they pay you to pay for the shipping of the clean out kit. And you will have to wait quite awhile for items to be processed and then you’ll have to wait awhile to get your earnings. Designer bags are usually put on consignment for a set period of time and you will not earn anything until the item sells. Even with all of that though I feel it’s worth it.
I know plenty of people prefer selling things on Poshmark because you can set your own price and things like that. But I prefer ThredUp because I’m lazy. They make it easy and do pretty much all the work for me. They donate the items they don’t want to sell (unless you request for the item to be sent back to you). And in full disclosure, I do most often just turn around and use my earnings on something to buy off of ThredUp because you can spend it right away instead of waiting for it to be cleared through your PayPal account.
I do use a couple of local consignment shops to sell my stuff too on occasion, but I have had the most success with ThredUp. I have another clean out bag just waiting to be sent in as we speak! There is no limit to how much you can send them.
So that’s just another way I save a little money and even earn some money. I’ll share more about some shopping tips on ThredUp in a future Thrifty Tuesday post!