Ways you can turn clothing, shoes and other items in your closet into cash

Tradesy, Poshmark and ThredUp are options for selling clothes

With many still working remotely, now may be the time to cash in on some of those office outfits that are just hanging in the closet.

SAN ANTONIO – Work wardrobes have been sitting mostly idle since March 2020 when the pandemic hit. With many still working remotely, now may be the time to cash in on some of those office outfits that are just hanging in the closet.

CNBC recently took a look at ways you can turn items in your closet into cash.

Online marketplaces make the process easy.

Tradesy, Poshmark and ThredUp are all options for selling your clothing. If you rather do things in person, consignment shops are an option. Those items are usually priced anywhere from 25-75% of their original cost.

A good place to start is the website for the Association of Resale Professionals. There you can search for a store or even the type of merchandise by zip code.

Garage sales are also an option but you will need to offer a wide array of items in order to attract a range of buyers.

One big plus for garage sales is that they offer the chance to capitalize on shoppers’ impulsive urges. People may stop to browse and end up leaving with unexpected treasures.


About the Authors:

Pachatta Pope joined KSAT as a news producer in 2021. She is a San Antonio native and a graduate of UTSA. See her work on Good Morning San Antonio.

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter.