Buying things and getting rid of things as self care
Love it. I only recently discovered that if you add something to your Ebay watchlist and wait a minute, the seller will message you a discount more often than not. I had been haunted by Instagram ads for a particular Banana Republic silk shirtdress, and got the same dress new on Ebay for one third the price this way!
farewellexchange dot com is a “circular fashion” site where you can donate your gently used items and get credit to “exchange” them for other people’s. I haven’t tried it yet but I follow her on Instagram and she gets some great stuff. Also: I buy bras on eBay too! There is one highly specific brand and style that I like and someone always has last season’s colors new with tags, for much less than retail.
This was helpful to read -- I have bought a couple of things on Poshmark but I am EXHAUSTED at the thought of setting up a shop to sell our family's used clothes--which I feel like I could do-- and this proves that maybe I am correct, it ain't worth it. We do donate a lot and I save the receipts--and as cited, it does help with taxes. My Poshmark shopping has been targeted toward finding items from the original Tweeds catalog, but only those dating from 1987 ~ 1992. My white whale moment was, after endless searching and scrolling, and scrutinizing label close-ups, buying a sweater I originally owned in high school in another color ($25), though I still seek it in its original deep red.
THANK YOU for this: so useful. I don't love the idea of selling my stuff but I do belong to a quarterly women's clothing swap, love to thrift, and swear by the something-in, something-out closet policy. The granular tips in here make me feel drunk with the power to better find better things.
I've been trying to sell my Dansko clogs on both of these apps with zero success, I need some of these ladies' seller mojo!!
This was amazing. Who knew? For the gal using Fabreeze, there’s a much more effective molecular odor blaster — without any scent at all — called Zero Odor that I use on anything with scent I can’t tolerate. The best.