Sometimes you just need a little extra cash. Recently, I've found ways that are new to me to make a little money that I want to share with you. Whether you're looking for a few extra dollars to get groceries or make ends meet or are building a side stash for some new clothes or something fun, these ways are quick and easy and have the potential to support any of those avenues.
1) The quickest way to make money from the ways I have in this post is through Plato's Closet. Plato's Closet is basically a thrift store that pays you to donate your items. I'm not sure if they're only looking for high-end pieces or not, but I do know that items need to be in good condition to sell.
I cleaned out my closet recently and took a bag of clothes to a Plato's Closet near me, and within a few hours I was able to come back and get cash for the majority of the pieces I took there.
This option is not going to get you a ton of cash, but the better the quality of your items, the more recent they are, and the more items you bring will result in more cash. Nonetheless, you can earn enough money to get gas and a bite or two to eat.
2) My second recommendation is to sell clothing on Poshmark. Poshmark is a platform where you can list your clothing pieces old or new as well as shoes and accessories and sell them. You get to set the prices, but Poshmark gets a fee. Poshmark is fun, and I've earned a reasonable amount from Poshmark, but selling can be a hit or miss. I've had pieces that have sold within a day or a couple of weeks, but I have pieces that have been up for a little longer that haven't sold yet. I've also seen other sellers have items that have been up for over a year that have yet to be sold. It's worth trying though!
3) My third (and favorite) recommendation of the three is Mercari. Mercari is similar to Poshmark in that you can list and sell your clothes, shoes, and accessories, but you can also sell a lot more including electronics, handmade items, and more. I've had my most success through this platform, and it's a lot of fun and easy to use. I've also used Mercari (and Poshmark too) to buy, and my experiences have been easy and pleasant. Listings seem to sell quicker on this platform than on Poshmark from my experience.
Thanks for stopping by and reading this post. If you're in the process of selling or looking to sell items, I wish you the best of luck.
R'Nelle CyRe' Collins