Most of us have a wardrobe that is crammed full of clothes that we don’t, won’t, or can’t wear. It is not uncommon to have unworn clothes, still with tags on, stuffed in the back of a wardrobe or in a drawer, never to see the light of day. It doesn’t end with clothes either; with shoes, hats, jewellery and make-up also filing drawers and boxes under the bed.
More and more people are now having a clear out and turning their forgotten hauls into cash cows by selling them online. It is not just eBay anymore, with a number of sites popping up to help people sell unwanted goods, as well as Facebook’s marketplace. There may be hundreds of pounds hidden away in your wardrobe or under your bed, waiting to be unlocked and put to good use.
With the help of this quick guide, you too could uncover the treasure buried in your bedroom. This will give your bank balance a healthy injection of fresh cash, while clearing up some of your clutter.
Get the Hard Work Done First
You are going to have to have a big clear out first and sort out what you want to keep and what you want to sell. You will have to be pretty ruthless with yourself, as you will uncover a lot of gems on your treasure hunt. Set some rules before you begin. A good one to stick to for clothes is the twelve-month rule; if you haven’t worn it, used it, or even seen it in twelve months, it has to go online or in the bin.
Make Time for a Photoshoot
The better the pictures you take of your items are, the quicker you will make a sale. Don’t rush the job, set some time aside for yourself to do it, and make sure it is in the daytime so there is natural light available. Cover a lot of angles and take close-ups of any detailed areas.
Think Like a Buyer
When you are putting your advertisement together, you should try and think about it from a buyer’s perspective, what would you like to see if you were the one looking to buy your items? You need to think about getting your items to their buyers too. Same day couriers are not just for big companies like Amazon – anyone can do it nowadays.
For instance, where I’m based there’s the Guaranteed Same Day Couriers in Manchester who deliver to anywhere in the city on the same day. You can click here to find out more about their urgent courier service in Manchester and if you look at their website, you’ll see that they deliver all across the UK too. Offering this service to your customers can give you that edge you may need to stand out, as lots of fussy shoppers often leave it until the day of the occasion to look for an outfit!
Sometimes it can be hard to find those extra few pennies to make ends meet. By selling old clothes and unwanted items online, you can quickly get a few extra pounds added to you bank account.