Clean Out Your Closet for Cash -- Savings Experiment

Clean Out Your Closet For Cash
Clean Out Your Closet For Cash

Doing some spring cleaning? Now's the perfect time to make some cash off the clothes you want to get rid of. Local consignment shops can be picky and don't usually pay much, but there are some great online options that can not only make selling easier, but they can potentially get you more money for your unwanted duds.

If you're looking for the biggest bang for your buck, check out Tradesy. This site will sell any brand of clothing you have, as long as it's in good condition. Plus and petite sizes are no problem -- even maternity and bridal wear are accepted.

All you have to do to start is take a few photos of your items and assign your price. If you're not sure, they can suggest a rate for you. Once your item sells, they will send you a free, prepaid shipping kit, complete with packaging. They'll even handle returns, so you don't have to. Best of all, Tradesy takes only a 9 percent commission fee, which is the lowest of all the online consignment sites.

If getting the highest price for your clothes isn't quite as important to you as some quick cash, check out Twice. This site pays you instantly, even if your items don't sell. To get started, request a free selling kit to mail Twice your items. Don't worry about the shipping, it's free.

Upon receiving your items, the site will make you an offer and you can get paid right away. You can even use their handy online payout calculator to see which brands the site accepts, and how much cash you can potentially make. Keep in mind that while this site might not earn you as much as you'd get elsewhere, if you're a casual seller trying to unload some designer duds, this system can still be great for making a quick buck.

This season, why not squeeze a few dollars out of your old clothes? Give these sites a try and you'll see that you can keep your closet clean while making a tidy profit, as well.


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