ready to sell your children's old clothes.
Spring is just around the
corner, and it is the perfect time to start selling or consigning
your children's clothing from last summer. There are some things you
can do to ensure you get top dollar.
EVERYTHING. Clothes that have been stored since last summer
tend to get overly wrinkled, and your clothes will not look its best.
If you are consigning your clothes, your consignor will tend to not
mark the price as high, and if you are selling online, the photos
will show up every tiny little wrinkle. You can set your machine for
a "quick cycle wash" to save electricity. Re-washing them
will also get out any stains you may have overlooked when you packed
them away - buyers will not buy an item, no matter how cute, if there
is unwashed formula dribbled down the front, or remnants of that cheeseburger
your toddler ate the last time he or she wore it.
EACH ITEM. Check for pilling, stains, little tears, or anything
else that could detract from the item. When you are selling online,
be sure you disclose anything that makes the item less than mint condition.
OR SELL. When deciding whether to send your kid's clothes to
your local consignment store, or trying your hand at selling them
on eBay, there are a couple of things to take into account. What is
the brand? Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Gymboree are examples
of brand names that sell very well on eBay. But do you have mostly
no-name or plain clothing? They will probably do better on at your
local consignment store.