Clothing Purge Report: October, November, December

It’s Clothing Purge Report time again. Rather than just showing you what I purchase, I also like to show you what items leave my house and how I sell or donate them.

First a quick reminder… here’s my criteria for where I sell:

  • Poshmark/eBay: items that are in perfect condition.
  • My Instagram page: items that are in perfect or near perfect condition. I’ll typically post a collage of what I’ve listed elsewhere.
  • Facebook Sale Groups: items that are in perfect or near perfect condition in specific brands, such as Anthropologie, Boden, and Stitch Fix.
  • Donate to Thrift Stores: items in good condition or showing wear.

I’ve been pretty lazy with my clothing sales lately and mostly have been listing things on Poshmark or just sticking them in the bag to donate. For the first time, I decided to add some of Jack’s clothes to my Poshmark closet and was pleasantly surprised to sell some of them. Apparently bundling the same size works well for kid’s clothes!

If you’re not familiar with Poshmark, you can either search for an item — for example, “boys sweatpants size 7”, or you can click on someone’s closet and buy one or more items from them (there are typically discounts offered for buying more than one item).

Here’s what my closet looks like right now:

Here’s what I sold over the last three months:

  • Kid’s Converse shoes, $14
  • Limited Edition Rainbow Rothy’s sneakers, $160
  • Glass Ladder Clutch from Spring 2019 Causebox, $30
  • Anthropologie FoxieDox dress, $35
  • Anthropologie lace sheath dress, $41
  • Prada sweater, $46
  • Bundle of 3 boy’s Under Armour pants, $50
  • Boys Nike pants, $9
  • Kid’s Lion Halloween Costume, $16
  • Boden skirt, $30
  • Silver glitter hi-top Vans sneakers, $40
  • Cupcakes & Cashmere cardigan, $30
  • Keds x Rifle Paper Co sneakers, $55
  • Boys Under Armour, pants, $10
  • Boy’s shirt and tie set, $7
  • Rothy’s persimmon points, $92

I sold a total of 16 items for a total of $665 before Poshmark fees (20%).

As you can see, my sales ranged from as low as $7, all the way up to $160. When it comes down to it, I’m not making much for a sale of a $7 kid’s shirt or $10 pants… but those are great clothes on their way to a new home AND that is money that wasn’t in my pocket before! So even those little sales add up… so don’t hold off on listing the cheaper stuff.

Some of my items were thrifted, worn by me, and then set free back into the world. A couple of the dresses were bought and worn, but then when I changed jobs I decided they are a bit too casual for my new place. That kid’s Halloween costume has been sitting untouched in a closet for a few years. And now my house is a bit neater and I’ve added money into my bank account. Win-WIN!

I just added a bunch of fall/winter items to my Poshmark closet, so I’m hoping to have some more sales with the new year. Whatever doesn’t sell after a few months will probably be donated just to get it all out of my house.

If you’ve been thinking about trying Poshmark, you can use my special invite code to open an account and get $5 off your first order. Just use: POCKETFULOFJOUL And here is a direct link to my closet: Feel free to make an offer on something if you love it!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. If you choose to use my special Poshmark code to sign up for an account, you will get $5 off your first order and I will also get $5 off a future order.

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