Clean Out that Closet (And Make Some Money)

I’m a pack rat. There! I said it! Don’t judge me. I have clothes that I swear I’ll wear again one day. I still have my Halloween costume from kindergarten. It’s a problem. But two of my best friends and sorority sisters mentioned to me an app called Poshmark and I’m officially hooked.

Poshmark is a closet sharing app that allows you to sell your old clothes and buy new ones (for 50-70% off). Think about it. The second you drive a new car off of the lot, it’s already lost a ton of value. Same deal with clothes. That’s how Poshmark offers such incredible deals.

The process is simple. Grab that skirt you can barely zip, take a few photos, and price it. Then, if someone is interested, Poshmark emails you a shipping label to send the package right on its way. That money then can be deposited into your Posh account and spent on other purchases, or into your personal checking account. Here are a couple cool features:


Liking a post will save it for you and constantly update you if there are any price changes or specials. I got an email that my favorite J.Crew skirt has been lowered by 20% and had half off shipping!! Win, win!


The site has plenty of categories so you can quickly find what you need. (think: brands, item type, size filters, price ranges). I found a pair of Louboutin’s for $225! Started with the brand, filtered it by sizes, and then found a pair that was 70% off. Insane way to get investment pieces (which we’ll talk about in a later post).

Find friends

It’s easy to find friends from Facebook, Twitter, or your own contacts. That means you can see what they’re shopping for, too.

My Purchases

Tracking your purchases is easy with this feature. You receive notifications when the items have shipped and then you must verify with the seller that you got what you ordered before your money is release to them. Double safety check!

Anyway, if you’re like me and still have dresses from your eighth grade graduation, it’s time to let go. What do they always say? If you love it, you’ll let it go?


Happy Poshing! Add me @_laurapeyton



2 thoughts on “Clean Out that Closet (And Make Some Money)

  1. tbSteve says:

    I’ve found selling stuff you don’t need on Craigslist is a great way to do this. I love the idea of being a minimalist and reducing clutter in our life. I have been on a mission to declutter my life materially and electronically.

    From a material perspective, I’ve started a twice yearly spring (and fall) cleaning exercise where I get rid of things I haven’ used since the last spring cleaning.

    From an electronic perspective, having notes scattered about just adds stress to life. I decided to use an app to help with electronic decluttering:

    Best of luck, great article!


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