Confession: I have a slight hoarding problem. Every year I make a pact with myself that I will purge to make room. I usually get overwhelmed and push it until “next year” then the next year. This craziness has been going on for three years now, and finally, Demo said enough and offered to help me purge, starting in my office. After three days of purging (about 3 hours each time), eight large garbage bags and two full recycle bins, my office room was finally “liveable.” While we were cleaning, I found a plastic bin deep in the closet. Filled with old baby clothes. My son’s old baby clothes. I had no idea I even had these. That’s how extreme my hoarding had gotten! Since I was in the purging mood, I decided to go through Jazzy’s baby clothes and old toys too. Today I’m sharing a few tips that helped me during my spring purge along with some helpful tips on how to use the Reshopper app to sell the stuff your kids no longer need.
3 Tips To Help You Spring Purge Using The Reshopper App
This post is in collaboration with Reshopper.ca.
I always have this unexplainable need to keep things. Which is probably why I kept my son’s baby clothes sitting in the dark closet for so long. Below are some of the things that helped me go through all the old stuff I was hoarding in my closet.
Don’t do it alone!
Honestly? Had Demo not offered to help me Spring purge, I wouldn’t have done it. I mean eventually I would, but it would have taken me way longer to get started. The first night I did a lot of whining (Do we HAVE to?!) and complaining (My back hurts!!) and begging (I NEED THAT!!). But Demo was firmed but very patient throughout the whole process.
Set a realistic schedule and don’t overdo it
Like I mentioned before, it took us three days to clean out one room. During those three days, we only worked steadily for 3 hours at a time. This allowed me time to rest (emotionally). Going through my daughter’s old clothes took me two days, but I only sorted out her baby clothes. Over the next few weeks, I plan on going through some of her and her bother’s old toys too.
Turn that tedious task into a fun one
When it came time to go through my daughter’s clothes, it was just the two of us. What started out as a dreaded chore ended up being a small fashion show. Me and my camera and Jazzy trying on some of the baby clothes that still fit her.
About The Reshopper App
Reshopper was launched in 2012 by four Danish fathers and is a local marketplace for all things kids, changing the way people buy and sell used items for children. Reshopper believes in a safer, easier and more enjoyable trading between parents from the same neighbourhood. It’s sustainable, social and makes a lot of sense.
I’ve only been using the app for a short little while, but I can already say that’s it one of my favorite selling apps. I like how super niched down to kids items, such as clothing, toys, furniture and much more. The app is super easy to use.
Step 1. Sort of the clothes or item that you want to sell.
Step 2. Take a picture. When taking pictures of your item, be sure you are in a well-lit area. You can lay the item down flat or hang it up. So that you can buy more stuff of course lol
Step 3. Enter the details of your item such as the brand, what you are selling, size (if you are selling clothes), the condition of the item and the price. You also have the option to add a description.
Step 4. Once all the information is entered, create your item!
Since downloading the app, I’ve added a couple of items in my shop. It’s super simple and a great way to Spring purge and make money at the same time.
The free Reshopper app is available for both iPhone and Android.
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