Sunday, August 8, 2010

Something you may not know Sunday! How to Sell Your Stuff

This is definitely still the time of year for cleaning out. Hitting the kids closets and yours before the school season starts. Why not take them to a consignment shop for someone else to take on and just hand the cash over to you? I found a small square of advice on "How to sell your stuff" in the April 17, 2010 issue of Woman's Day magazine.

Some items sell better than others--in general, there's a need for larger sizes, as well as trendy and stylish pieces.

*Prep your clothes: The better condition your clothing's in, the better chance you have of selling it. It's wise to freshen up pieces: Have them dry cleaned, iron out wrinkles, replace missing buttons.

*Sell in season: Go at the very beginning of the season or just before. Right now stores are buying for fall.

*Be selective: If it's your first visit to a store, bring in a cross-section of your closet so that you can get a sense of what types of items they'll buy. While the staff sorts through your items, ask them questions to learn more about what they're looking for. Afterward, browse the floor to check out what kind of clothes they stock. Not every consignment store sells children's clothing, for example.

*Don't sell designer knockoffs: (logo bags, etc..) It's illegal!

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