Turn your closet into cash

One question I am asked a lot is, how do you turn your clothes into cash?

I am a huge thrift store shopper, I love vintage concert tees, ripped jeans & vintage designer gems. So it is a safe assumption that my closet changes with the seasons & I am never out a lot of money on clothes.

I also flip clothes on ebay. Shhh that is a secret, but a secret I will share another day, that alone is a post one I promise to share someday.

I have tried many different ways to make money on clothes that I no longer wear, I have tried many & I do many ways to do this. Some have been very successful some not so much. So if you are like me and your closet is bursting at the seams and you want to make some quick cash. Look no further than this post.


Google “where can sell my clothes” and ebay is going to be on every list, with good reason. Ebay is normally my first stop when I am selling clothes because it is a pretty painless process in turning your clothes into cash. I have found that recognizable name brands, in great condition do best. If you are like me and have clothes still with tags on, those will do even better. The key is to be as transparent and honest as possible.


Twice clothing is my next stop, I loved these guys so much I even wrote a review on them. This process is painless & believe me an easy way to make quick cash on clothes. understand that they have to make money too, so you will not get as much as you would on ebay, but if you don’t want the hassle of listing your own items, this is a great option for you. You can also get store credit so this may be even a better idea for you if you are wanting to change your clothes into something new.

Consignment shops

I had a shop I use to consign clothes to when I lived in Houston. I LOVED them. I recommend googling consignment shops in your area and trying them out. This is not an “instant” cash option, but I have found that using consignment shops often came with a nice payday. You normally split the sale 50/50 or 60/40 depending on the store, but it is a nice way to clean out your closet and make a decent payday without any real work.

Plato’s Closet, Buffalo Exchange, Clothes Mentor

These are all stores that I have used and had some success with selling. I recommend before you sell to these stores you go to the store and take a look around. Each store has their own personality and character, and they buy for their clientele. Again this is a pretty painless process for turning your clothes into cash. I typically don’t go this route anymore, but I have in the past and I have had success. You simply take your washed gently used clothing to them, a buyer will go through your items. They then make you an offer. You accept, you walk out with cash. Also don’t get offended if they don’t take your stuff, it really is nothing personal.


There are many shopping groups on facebook & I have had a few items sell on facebook. I do not meet with anyone & I always accept paypal. Keep it safe.


Poshmark is a lot of fun, you take pictures of your items and post them. If someone is interested they buy it. I don’t use poshmark as much as I should, but I have seen some people get really successful on there. It is not for me right now because I am trying to clean out, but if you are someone that is wanting to clean your closet out casually this might be for you. I have had success selling & poshmark handles the shipping labels for you.

These are all ways that I have cashed out my closet, give a couple a try, I promise they will work for you.   Remember selling your clothes is ALWAYS better than throwing them out.  It is environmentally friendly & will help you earn some cash at the same time.

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