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How to Prep Clothes for an Online Closet Sale

Not only is selling your clothes good for the environment, it's also a great way to clean out your closet to make room for a brand new crop! Plus, there's the added benefit of earning a little (or a lot of) cash. Here's a simple guide to help you prepare for your next closet sale.

how to prep clothes to sell them online

Step 1: Clean, gently used garments.

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Be sure to wash on delicate cycle or at the very least in cold water to avoid stretching or shrinkage. method works well with cold water and you also use less energy. Another win for the environment.

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Step 2: Take great pictures and write a winning description.

You have to have an amazing first shot to get the buyer interested. Be sure to take shots of close up details and not just one full length picture. Snap pics from different angles. Some people prefer to see what a garment looks like on a person whether than a mannequin or hanger. Try a mix of both to see what's working for your customers.

how to write an item description to sell clothes from your closet online.

Write a detailed description so that a buyer knows exactly what they're getting. Some people (myself included) won't ask for further details about an item if the pertinent details are not listed in the description. They'll just keep scrolling on to the next.

item description checklist to sell clothes online

Don't forget to include "wow" details that make your piece amazing! Is it one of the hot colors of the season? Is it on trend right now? Does it work with a number of body types?

Click here for a printable item description checklist you can use to make sure you're hitting all of the major points.

Step 3: Package with love.

Once the item has been sold, package it as if you're giving a gift to a friend. Wrap it like a present or attach stickers to the mailer. Add a special not of thanks.

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Personalizing the package sets you apart from the millions of other sellers out there and you give the buyer a good reason to do business with you in the future.

printable thank you tags

You can print thank-you tags here.

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Have you sold clothes from your closet online? What was your experience?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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