Inspired by a blog called Shop My Closet, which sells new, gently used and vintage fashion finds via the blog platform, I decided to try out my own small-scale version by auctioning goods on eBay and featuring them here on The Budget Babe.
What I'm selling: These fun, flirty BCBGirls peep toe heels in like-new condition (I think I wore them twice), size 9.5, approx. 3" heels. Fabric upper with graphic butterfly print. Click here to view the complete listing.
Why I'm doing it: We all know that selling clothes on eBay that just don't fit or that you simply never wear is a great way to make space in your closet and earn a little extra cash. It does take some time and effort, which is why I haven't sold anything in years. However, my circumstances have changed and I absolutely must thin out my closet. First, the boyfriend and I just bought our first home. I know this sounds cheesy, but it's a freakin' dream come true.
But homes come with mortgages and, in our case, limited closet space. So the budget must be tightened, and until that walk-in closet gets built, I need to edit, edit, edit! Secondly, I counted 93 pairs of shoes while packing for the move...that's just sick and wrong (and that was just counting shoes in active rotation. Yikes!). Really, I was shocked. A pair here, a pair there and it really adds up. Don't judge! Go count how many shoes you have in yours, I bet it's up there.
Finally, 25% of the final sale price for all my listings will support Bottomless Closet*, a charitable organization that supports women in transition by providing business professional clothing, image, and career skills coaching, empowering them to interview with confidence, gain employment, and achieve economic self-sufficiency. *Administered by eBay Giving Works and MissionFish. See listing for details.
So wish me luck, and share your eBay selling tips, tricks and success stories in the comments.