Ways to Make Quick Cash: Sell children's clothing the easy way
Cold, hard cash is a great motivator for finally getting around to that spring cleaning. Especially when it comes to growing kids, there could be a lot of clothes to clear out. But there's also a lot of quick cash to be made by selling children's clothing.
Pull out your kids' gently used clothing, costumes, and games and take them to a resale shop where you can get quick cash, or place them on consignment.
Stacey Ross, of SanDiegoBargainMama.com says you typically get 20% back if you take quick cash, 30% if you take an in-store credit, and 40% if you consign, meaning you wait for the store to actually sell your item.
"If you're short with time, and you need quick cash, that is a viable way to do it," she says, "and when you return, they'll give you an offer and you can accept or not. But I've always left with cash."
Stacey has been going to the store Once Upon a Child in Oceanside for years and says she's earned hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars. She suggests arriving at your local consignment store right when it opens, if you don't want to wait long. Or else, plan to drop off your items, and run some errands.
Stacey also advises sellers to "think seasonal." If your kids have outgrown their winter clothing, for instance, put those in a bag labeled ‘Fall/Winter', and sell them the following fall when demand is higher.
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