How to make money cleaning out your kid’s closet!

How to make money cleaning out your kid's closet!

Are your kids’ closets bursting at the seams like mine? Kids outgrow clothes faster than anything I have ever seen. It’s a daunting task to keep their little things organized and to keep up with the clothes that just don’t fit anymore. I have your solution. And your life may never be the same.  Let me introduce you to ThredUP.

What if I told you that you could make money selling their clothes (and shoes!) without ever leaving your house? Yep. You read that right!

ThredUP is an online resale shop that pays you for your gently used (or even new) clothes. You send them the clothes you no longer need, they pay you for them and then resell them on their site.

ThredUP has become my  saving grace when it comes to rotating my kids’ tiny little wardrobes.

How does ThredUP work?

Order a bag from ThredUP. They’ll send you a massive bag to fill with all of the clothes you need to get rid of. Aka all of the clothes you’ve been meaning to drop off at Goodwill but just haven’t found the time to take.

There is no need to sort anything by size or color, just fill the bag with as much as you have, seal it up and put it on your porch. They include the return postage so you don’t need to add anything to it. You can schedule a pickup (for free) on

You’ll receive an email when your bag has been picked up and another when it has been delivered to ThredUP. They will also tell you an estimated date that your bag will be processed.

Once your bag is processed, they’ll send you an email to let you know what they’ve accepted and how much they’re paying you for your items. Bonus: you get more if there are still price tags attached. Whatever they don’t want to resell, they will donate for you or you can choose to have them sent back to you.

My ACTUAL stats.

This isn’t limited to kid’s clothes. You can also rotate your own wardrobe! Think handbags, shoes, maternity wear!

You can keep the money in your ThredUP account to spend on their site or cash it out in the form of a Visa gift card.  I've made $222 selling clothes I don't wear anymore.  And I'm nowhere near finished cleaning out my closets!

The last (and most important step) is deciding what you’ll spend all of that extra money on!

What are you waiting for? Get those closets cleaned out!!

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