Every Monday in 2015, I’ll be sharing a different idea to help you save money! Add all of these tips to your frugal repertoire and you’ll be able to save a lot of money this year! I hope you’ll gather a few new ideas or at least some inspiration from this series.

Earn Money with Consignment Stores


One way to save money is by earning a little extra money! One of my favourite ways to earn a little extra happens to be selling my unwanted clothing. While I’m not a big name brand shopper, I often have clothes that are in great condition that sell well in consignment shops.  You’ve probably seen me write about the powers of selling used stuff in local Facebook Buy & Sell groups, but for what ever the reason, I don’t have much success selling clothing on these sites.  So consignment is my go-to for selling unwanted clothes.

Here are my tips to help you get the most money out of the items you bring to consignment:

Make sure your items are clean

Give your gently-worn clothes a wash to freshen them up and to get any stains out, you’ll have more luck selling items that are in great shape.

Make sure your items are ironed

Going along with my previous point, having clothes that are newly ironed will help your items sell for top dollar.

Make sure your items are current/in style

You will have the best luck selling more “current” clothing; nobody wants to wear your grandmother’s polyester pants!

Don’t hold on to something you know you won’t wear

The longer you hold on to an item you know you won’t wear, the less it will be worth when you decide to finally clear your closet.

Brand names sell well

There are many many people out there that want the brand name clothing at a fraction of the cost.  Consignment stores are a great place to bring your brand name clothing to get a bit of return on your investment!

On the opposite side of things, consignment stores are also a great place to find a deal on clothing you may need yourself!  This week’s 52 Ways to Save post will have you earning and saving! 😉

Do you have any tips for selling your clothing in consignment stores?  Have you ever snagged a brag worthy deal?

See the other articles in this series, here.