Some of you, or most of you, have probably heard of Depop, have the app, or have at least seen me mention it on social media before. Before I start this blog post I just want to say this post is in no way sponsored by Depop or anything like that – they probably don’t even know I exist! It’s just me giving you some tips on how to make some extra cash.
*All photos included in this post are photos from my Depop taken by me*
So anyway – Depop. It’s basically an App where you can sell anything and everything – it’s predominantly used for clothes/accessories/makeup – really simply.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll find eBay a bit of a ballache. Not actually being able to sell something for 7 days, paying listing fees, having 50 watchers and none of them end up bidding, starting off an expensive dress at 99p, only one person bids and you end up having to sell it for that, and then the whole thing where if you haven’t been a user for 3 months you can’t even access your money once you’ve sold something straight away! I think it’s fine when you’re selling an expensive watch or a games console or what not, but when you want to sell Zara skirts, Topshop jumpers and necklaces you don’t wear anymore to likeminded people and not lose out on money, it’s not the right platform.
I knew about Depop, and actually signed up ages and ages ago but never ended up really using it, until around 4/5 weeks ago when I realised my wardrobe was getting beyond a joke. I was holding onto so many items I hadn’t worn in months and months, if not over a year, I had shoes and bags cluttering up every available surface and my chest of drawers was filled with things I’d forgotten I even had. I like to shop regularly for new bits and pieces, so the amount of clothes I owned was constantly going up, yet the amount I was getting rid of wasn’t.
I decided one evening to put every single garment I owned on my bed and go through things I would actually wear again, and things I wouldn’t. I ended up with over 150 items from jeans to bikinis to wedges to crop tops that I knew I wouldn’t wear. They all hold such sentimental value because I’m sure you’ll agree that you can look at an item and immediately think of the time you wore it especially if it was an amazing night out or incredible holiday. But I stopped thinking like that and realised that someone who would actually get use out of it could be buying it.
If you are a hoarder like me, take a deep breathe, lay all your clothes out and seriously think; Which items am I actually ever going to wear again?
Anyway, if you have decided your wardrobe is a little too full, then I’ve compiled a little list of what I think are the best ways to get the most out of Depop, and sell as much as you can
1 – Photograph Well