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    9 Ways To Make Money On Your Clothes In The New Year

    Ring in 2019 by clearing out your closet and making room for some well-earned money.

    It's always a great idea to de-clutter your life, but the new year feels like an especially prime time to clean out your closet. If you're planning on getting rid of stuff you haven't worn since before Instagram stories existed, you should at least consider making money on your clothes. Here's how!


    Another huge benefit of selling, recycling or donating your clothes is the reduction in waste. Apparently the average American throws away 81 pounds of clothing a year. WHAT!? Just do this! Please!

    1. Set up a Poshmark account and start selling everything in your closet. JK, but only a little.

    2. Use Instagram Stories and Highlights to sell directly to your followers.

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    Create a highlights cover at the top of your profile for sale items, then start posting well-lit pictures of your clothing. Some folks model clothing, others set up flat lay photos (like above), but as long as your followers can clearly see what you're selling, you don't need to get super fancy.

    Give details like price, brand, size, condition, measurements, and the shipping cost up front, then direct people to DM you with any questions.

    3. Send your old clothes off to ThredUp, an online consignment shop that buys and sells women's and children's clothing, shoes, accessories, and handbags.

    4. Recycle old clothes that are in any condition at H&M and receive a 15% off voucher for a future shopping trip.

    5. Bring a pair of old jeans to Madewell and get a voucher for $20 off a new pair.

    6. Recycle an old pair of shoes or jeans at American Eagle and you'll receive a text code for $5 off a pair of AEO jeans.

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    All of the garments collected are recycled with the help of I:CO, a global company that closes the loop on textile recycling. Pretty sweet!

    7. Consider checking out Grailed, which is specifically for men's clothing and streetwear.

    8. And for Grailed's sister brand, check out Heroine which hosts women's fashion and streetwear.

    9. Try Tradesy for any designer or super upscale products you may want to sell.

    Have another way of making money? Share it in the comments!

    As we head into the new year, we're talking about all the ways to make your life and the world around you a little bit better. Read more Do Better 2019 content here.