During this global pandemic that started nearly two years ago, many people have experienced financial difficulties. With millions of layoffs and company closures, you may be looking for innovative ways to make some money. You could take a part-time job, or work online, but you may have a hidden source of income right in your own home.
Most of us have closets that could give professional organizers nightmares. I haven’t seen the back of my closet in months. You may have a similar problem. You also may have a few hidden gems hanging in the farthest reaches of your closet.
Purging your closet is a great way to get organized and rethink your wardrobe. Before you carry your boxes and bags out to the curb for a Salvation Army Pickup, you may want to think about what items from your closet could make you a profit. Let’s take a closer look at a few easy ways that you can make money with your closet.
Purses and Pocketbooks
Most women love to coordinate their purses and pocketbooks to their outfits. That means that you could have dozens of these items hanging in your closet. When you switch bags to match your next outfit, you may be leaving valuable cash behind. Your first step to finding riches in your closet is to dig out all your wallets, handbags, purses, and bags and get digging in those pockets. You may be able to find more money than you think that has just been hidden in your closet.
Purge Your Pockets
Most of us are always absentmindedly stuffing money or change from purchase into our coat pockets, jeans pockets, or sweater pockets. As you sort through the items in your closet, make sure to check all your pockets. Some cash might come out in the wash, but smaller folded bills can get stuck and remain unfound in the bottoms of your pockets. Check all your seasonal gear; you may find a fortune in your winter pocket that you didn’t even know was there.
If you have expensive or designer-labeled clothing, bags, or shoes just sitting in your closet, you could be missing out on a big opportunity to make extra cash. Pack up all of your best items that you don’t wear anymore, and head out to your local consignment store. The store will pay you for your clothing and then sell it in their shop. You could make a few hundred dollars with lightly used items that you weren’t using.
Sell Clothes Online
If you have time to do it yourself, you can make some extra cash selling your clothes online. You will need to take high-quality photographs of each article and then post them online. Sites like Etsy or eBay are great places online where you can post your items for sale. Your customers can pay you via PayPal or Apple iPay.
You may have the extra money that you need hanging right in your closet. If you are short on cash, now is the time to take a look through your closet and find out what hidden gems are just hanging around, ready to make you a profit.
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