I’m sure you’ve all finished your spring cleaning, right? Ha – I’m not even done myself, but I have gone through all of my clothing and put aside everything I no longer wear or just don’t want anymore. But, what do I do with it now?
I am not a wasteful person, so simply tossing those clothes out just isn’t an option. Luckily, there are a few different things I could do, including donating everything, but I can also turn my unwanted stuff into money. Who doesn’t want some extra money?! I have been researching little ways to make an extra bit of money recently. The list of the 21 best jobs you can do from home really inspired me.
~This post was originally published on May 13, 2016.~
So, how do I do this? I use apps! Here are a few of my favorite apps to turn my unwanted stuff into cold, hard cash.
The Mercari app is the one I’ve been using the shortest amount of time, but has quickly become my biggest money making app. In fact, just a few days ago I moved over $100 into my bank account from this app. With Mercari, you simply take photos of what your trying to sell, add a description, choose the appropriate weight for shipping and who will pay the shipping cost (you or buyer), and choose your selling price.
The best part about Mercari is that the app only keeps 10% of the sale price. I mean, I understand these apps have to make money somewhere, but if they keep a large portion, what’s really in it for me? So 10% I can deal with.
And you can sell just about everything on Mercari – your entire family’s unwanted clothing/shoes/accessories, kitchen and home items, beauty items, toys, baby stuff, books, electronics and so much more! Sometimes I feel like listing everything in my home just so I can go buy new stuff, haha!
When you download Mercari, you can get a $10 credit by using my invite code – ZNN932. You can use this $10 towards any purchase on the app.
The Poshmark app is very similar to Mercari as far as the listing process with photos, description, etc. The difference is that you can only sell clothing, shoes, and accessories on Poshmark, and that includes women’s, kids, and men’s.
In addition, Poshmark keeps 20% commission on your listed sell price. So if you’re set on getting a certain amount for something, be sure to add 20% to the listed sell price so that you don’t lose out.
One of the cool features of Poshmark is that you can offer bundle discounts. A buyer can browse your “closet” and add different items into a bundle, and when they purchase they’ll get a predetermined discount of your choosing. So you could offer buyers 10% off of two items, or maybe 25% off the purchase of three items. Bundles are a great way to move the stuff out of your house and also help the buyer get a great deal.
I started using Poshmark in 2013 and by 2016 had sold $1,909 worth of stuff. That’s over $600 extra in my pocket each year just from selling my unwanted stuff! When you download Poshmark and use my invite code – BTTRSWEETSOUL – you’ll get a free $5 towards any purchase. So out with the old and in with the new!
The Vinted app is another one I like to use. You can sell clothing, shoes and accessories for the entire family, but nothing more than that. And just like Poshmark, you’re able to set up bundle discounts for your buyers.
The big kicker? On Vinted, sellers keep 100% of the sale price! The buyer actually pays a small fee when they make a purchase and that’s where this app makes its money.
When you join Vinted, you’re more than welcome to use my invitation link, but the app is not currently running any special promotions for joining.
The best part about all three of these apps is that you’re getting rid of your unwanted stuff and putting some extra cash in your pocket – literally! With each of these apps you can transfer your balance right into your banking account! So go and download an app or three, and turn your unwanted stuff into money.