close up of a hand, looking on a flea market for clothes.

You are on it. You’ve had a massive clear out and you have bags and bags of clothes which you don’t want anymore. Why not make some money out of them?

‘How?’ I hear you ask. Read on my friend…read on.

Sell

When we say you could get money for your clothes we’re not talking thousands – it won’t make you a millionaire. But to use an old saying ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.’

There are a number of ways in which you can sell your old clothes. There’s the old fashioned car boot sale, eBay and even upcycling, it just depends on how much effort you want to go to.

Gumtree

If you don’t want to use a lot of effort, then Gumtree’s the way forward. All you need to do is create an account, take a picture of your item and post. Then wait for the offers to roll in.

eBay

In order to sell items on eBay you need to create a sellers account and a PayPal account so that you can get paid for your items.  Then you need to take a picture of what you’re selling and write a description. Be as honest as you can about the item; if there are any marks or holes you need to not only list these but take pictures so people can see them. It will save you the headache later. Set an asking price for your item and you’re away. Don’t forget to include packaging costs in your asking price and package the items carefully.

Car boot sale

This option requires planning, preparation and some fees. Firstly, research which car boot sale site you’ll visit. Check out distance, opening times and site prices. Some sites may charge just £5, others £15 or more. Some sites also have a reputation for being good, whilst others are known as being less good.

Before you leave make sure you have a table, some change for a cash flow and some clothing rails. Also, be sure how much money you want to sell your items for and label them up ready.

Make sure you get to the site early. This means you can find a spot easily and get the best spots! Then set up your stall and away you go. Be prepared for hagglers!

Upcycle

If you’re feeling particularly creative and have some spare time, why not turn your old clothes into something new?

Rag Rug

Something your Nan used to make before carpets were even invented! Rag rugs look good and can be made from literally any materials. Check out this funky video on how to make them.

Jumper to Skirt

Create something new from something old and get more wear out of an old jumper by turning it into a skirt. The below video will tell you how to do it.

 

Jeans to Shorts

An old favourite, when your jeans have long since since their best days, turn them into a pair of shorts. Simple and easy to do, watch this video for some instructions

T-shirt to Shopping Bag

Old t shirts can be turned into something useful and stylish. Want to know how? Watch the below!

 

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