I am not sure when I became a person who can’t make a simple decision between Consign, List, or Donate.
I mean there are ONLY three options!
Let me back up… I am going to make a huge confession that is one of my biggest struggles as a seller on Poshmark:
The stacks and bins of clothing that consume my personal space!
Typically I can make immediate firm decisions; I usually have a strong opinion before a question is even posed.
But when it comes to clothing- that’s where it ends. True story… I got back from Vegas almost 2 weeks ago and there is this pile of clean clothes that I didn’t wear that I unpacked from my suitcase. This stack has been living in my desk chair. Every morning I have made my bed and then transferred this stack to my bed with the shallow promise that I will put it away. Come bedtime, I remove the stack and return it to the desk chair.
- My closet is full
- I have no empty hangers
- There is no logical explanation
It’s been almost 2 weeks!!!
But this is ME.
Anyway… back to my Poshmark closet.
Luckily I have an actual storage area for my Poshmark listings. But would you believe me if I said only about 20% of what I have is actually listed? Many times I have pulled ALL of the bins and my rack of clothes out of the closet and gave myself the firm instructions:
“Each piece goes into a pile: Consign, List, or Donate. No exceptions!”
Consign, List, or Donate
This stack is for the items that I may have had listed for a while and they weren’t getting much interest. These can be listings that I am tired of sharing. Or perhaps something that is an odd size (or style) and you really have to see it in person and try it on.
This is a given, but seriously, why is this SO HARD sometimes?
I donate items that are out of date or that I don’t want to list. I want to feel good about my listings and love to share them. Also, I will donate if a consignment item isn’t accepted.
Everything goes smoothly until…
“Hmmm, I really loved this… maybe I will keep.” Sets to the side.
“Oh, I need my best friend to look at this purse!” Hangs on back of chair.
“Let me take this one to consign. Oh, this is fall… I can hang onto it until August.” Makes new pile.
“I need to research this one before listing and figure out what brand this symbol is… don’t want to miss out on an extra $5 it might bring!” New stack…
“These jeans are amazing. It would be worth the hard work of losing 10 lbs to be able to squeeze into these!” Throws in hamper to wash because I have literally no other idea where to put them.
Seriously, this is me. Everytime.
And I am going to attempt this again this weekend. Last night, I finally finished reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. This book speaks to me at my core. I am ready to tackle my belongings! (kinda).
Wish me luck! I may post pics of my struggle to Instagram if it’s not too embarrassing.
Any advice on how to tackle my piles of clothes?? What do YOU do??