So, I recently joined Poshmark, and I’d like to tell you about it. The long story short is that I was interested in a way to earn some extra money, but also tap into my need to be creative. Naturally, the first thing I did was draft up a list of talents…which did not take long. I like to write, of course, but I’m not sure I can realistically earn money doing this. I am aware that people do, I just have no clue how to be one of them. Thus, I moved onto my next talent. Or rather I tried. Admittedly, I just couldn’t think of anything else I was any good at doing -I can’t play an instrument, I can’t create art, I can’t act (I can, however, put my cat’s face on merchandise for absolutely no reason –see this post for details.)
Basically, I was like, “oh shit, that’s right, I don’t have any other creative skills.” That’s not when the idea to try to sell on Poshmark occurred to me though. That’s a different story. A story of watching Marie Kondo’s Netflix show and feeling inspired to see what sparked joy in my closet. Five garbage bags of clothes later (don’t look at me like that, I know) is when the idea to join Poshmark came to me.
I thoroughly love thrift shopping, and I’ve always had this idea of opening a resale shop one day. It is a frequently reoccuring daydream about owning something of my own. I love thrifting because I think there’s something really special about the process: finding that hidden gem, that piece that people aren’t going to be able to go buy out of a store anymore, seeing firsthand the way someone cared for that clothing before it came to you. Maybe it sounds cheesy, but I think there’s something spiritual about this. Not to mention, I love the concept of recycling clothing when so much comes mass produced and wearing my-heart-just-skipped-a-beat price tags. So as not to be misleading or soapbox-y, I don’t always buy my clothing secondhand. I do donate it when I’m done with it though, and that’s where idea of Poshmark reenters.
After I went through Marie Kondo’s process, I realized how many things I was holding onto because I do love them, I just don’t love them on me anymore. It was hard to part with them because I think they’re still really nice pieces and I didn’t want to give them away without ever knowing what would happen to them (for example, my ‘there’s a wocket in my pocket’ t-shirt I’ve had since the beginning of time). The more I thought about attempting to sell things on Poshmark, the more excited I got. I mean, it’s basically my own online thrift store. I get to clear out my closet, and I get to know that some of my beloved pieces are going to someone who took the time to find them. And want to know one last perk to tie this whole post together? It feels like I’m doing something creative! I get to take photos of my clothing to sell (including trying pieces on to show fit, which is a totally legitimate reason to play dress up). I get to write descriptions of my clothing, I get to share and connect with other Poshers, I get to package things up when they sell, and when I need it, I have a thrift shop literally in the palm of my hand.
I’m two sales in (one being the aforementioned ‘wocket in my pocket’ shirt, which filled my heart with so much happiness). I have no idea how successful I will actually be, but it sure is fun! And right now, I’m really focusing on finding enjoyment in the things I do. If you want to check out the items I am selling, I’ve attached a link below to my Poshmark closet! Wish me luck!