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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i’ve been using the facebook marketplace or eBay but this app looks so much better – i’m going to give it a try!
Nancy Horn says
I actually tackled our odd sock collection tonight. I threw up 2 huge bags of odd socks. Spring cleaning in full effect! I bet I have some things that I could use reshopper app.
That looks like a really cool app. I’ll have to show my sister this app, she would donate my niece and nephews old clothes to Goodwill or give to a local shop where they resale them.
sian ryan says
sounds like a great and easy way to sell! i normally would use ebay or fb groups
What a great idea! I need to look into that!
Noelle Lynne says
This is wonderful! Love that it keeps the cycling of no waste #SustainableFashion
Czjai Reyes-Ocampo says
Cleaning out the closet is on my to-do list once my son goes on a school break. Most of his toddler clothes and shoes will now be handed over to my nephew. Thankfully, they’re all in pristine condition and still in style. 🙂
Elizabeth O says
This seems like such a handy app, making some pennies to spend on more clothes!
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
I love decluttering the house especially when a new season is about to come by. I think this app is perfect for selling all the clothes that the kids no longer wear and have outgrown! Love the tips for Spring purge as well.
Your daughter is so precious, I’d bite her (jk, don’t worry ;)) I think this is perfect for spring cleaning! I have a hard time giving off stuff, I’m so attached to my stuff (which is obviously terrible)
This app looks so useful! I’m done with baby things but it would have been nice to have this option. Yard sales are usually more hassle than they’re worth, so I ended up just donating most of the kids’ things. I’m definitely going to keep this in mind to share with the new moms I know!
Reshopper sounds like a great idea! Our niece and nephew have so many old clothes, so we will pass the info to our older sister.
Kelly Edgar says
This sounds like a great app, I could really it for that spring clean that I am just starting.
I have a bunch of things I should sell. I just need to start listing them.
Never heard of this app! But given how I am putting away all my baby boys clothes, this sounds like a great option.
This sounds like a GREAT app. I try to go through clothes every spring and did not do so last year — so I am really overdue. I need to try this out. Thanks for the info!
Making extra cash is always a plus. I am going to tell my daughters about this app, so they can purge and make some extra cash too.
This is the first I had heard of the reshopper app, what an awesome app to help with spring purging! I will be looking into this app over the weekend for sure, made a mental note! It’s easy enough of a name to remember too. Glad you shared reshopper this time of year as my mind is starting to get into spring cleaning mode.
I had not heard of this app before now but it looks great! I do need to declutter myself but don’t have small kids. Big kids don’t outgrow as fast but they do get rid of things no longer in the teen fashion 🙂
I love purging! I did some yesterday and plan to do more tomorrow!
Thanks for sharing this, I am quite the hoarder too and hold on to things for stupid sentimental reasons lol need to get this ASAP and clean up space and make some fast money too
Janella Panchamsingh says
I am totally looking forward to purging closets this season. its so refreshing getting rid of items that are no longer needed,
Ooooo now this sounds like one helpful app!!!! I really should get started on my spring purging!!!! I will have to give this a download