PicTapGo App

Hey guys! What a difference this app makes on my photos that I take with natural lighting. I use the lights on filter and it just brightens up the photo by 100x. Check this out:

Now the question is… should I still get a light kit?

May oh May!

Hey there! How about those May sales? I did pretty good considering the zero sale days I’ve had. Again, numbers do not lie!

June is expected to be slow, since its now the summer season. My goal for this month is to review my listings and perhaps change them up a bit for buyers to search them. I am also a little bit beside myself on the items that I got the first time I started reselling part time last year. They are now $5 on my poshmark closet and I can’t wait to get rid of them! I am sure there are resellers out there that have pieces galore that they wish they never picked up. Oh goodness!

Let’s stay positive (cliché to say) and keep making things happen! I will be the first person to raise my hand and say I was not feeling positive in May. Not only did I have zero sale days, but I also had no luck sourcing at my local thrift store. I say hello to the same workers I see every week and finally added at the end of my hello that it was slim pickings and how my cart had barely anything in it. I don’t want to be that bump on a log, but it happens. I am human, I am riding this roller coaster of emotions as a part time reseller.

Let’s go, June!

Slow Days

Since May has started, my sales have been inconsistent. Two days in a row I would not have any sales. Then one day, I’m flooded with five to six sales all from one platform or both! It’s the reseller roller coaster we are all riding, people! Up, down, slow and steady.

During this slow and steady time, I am giving myself the opportunity to educate myself more on brands to expand my bolo list. I am also going to be extra proactive on poshmark by sharing more, listing more and evaluating the best items that sell on poshmark.

Never be discourage during the drout. It will all be worth it at the end if you stay focus on what you want!

April Wisdom

Hey there!

I can’t believe we are already in May! This is insane! My best month yet for the year (ever so far) is still March, but I did pretty decent for April, without even realizing it. For April, I made almost $60 in net sales a day. That’s crazy considering all these low ball offers I’ve accepted on poshmark and low cost items that sold on eBay.

One thing is for sure though: NUMBERS DO NOT LIE! and I am grateful for the consist sales I’ve had since January. Even though I still feel like a rookie seller, the one thing I will keep in mind and share with others is to be consistent. I don’t list every day like some resellers because I don’t source daily or enough to last me a week. I mass list all my items between 1-2 days and then I go back out there in the wild the next week to source.

Whatever works for you, do it. We all have our own routine and it’s amazing how many people out there share their daily task and how they do things, but the truth is, you have got to have that fire inside you to keep going, and keep going at your own pace. You will get there. You will thrive. You will succeed.

Story Time: How I became a part time reseller.

Hey there!

How are things going with you in the resell world? It’s going so well for me. I can’t get enough of it! Come July will be my one year as a part time reseller. The minute I started, I got hooked! Over two years ago, before my husband, son and I moved, we decided not to bring in clutter and start off fresh in our new home. It got a little out of hand to the point where the donation pile started to over flow a bit with some valuable things that were worth reselling. Didn’t think anything of it, so off to goodwill it went.

Flash forward to last April 2018. At this point, the clutter came back and spring cleaning was in full effect once again. Decluttering toys, clothes, kitchen utensils, etc was my therapy. It felt great setting aside items that we no longer found value or needed, knowing it was going to a good home, but even better… it was off our hair and our home was once again clutter free.

During the time I was decluttering, I realized that some high end items that I had own was worth reselling rather than giving away. It was practically brand new, for Pete’s sake! I had an inactive poshmark account since 2015, so I decided to pull it back up and give it another shot. I sold a few items of my own back in October 2015 when I was about seven months pregnant and pretty much gave everything away for a steal. Yes, I kind of regret it now, and yes it was a lesson I learned.

eBay, I’ve had since 2006. I never sold anything on it prior to April 2018, I’ve only purchased. Mostly candles and kitchen items here and there. Nothing too crazy. Both eBay and poshmark were back in full effect by April with about ten items from my give away box. I instantly heard that “cha-ching” sound about a day after I listed the items. I also sold one more item the next day on poshmark and though “yeah! Coffee money!”

Then after all ten of the items sold with weeks, I decided to look further into this via Pinterest and Instagram and found out this wonderful community on how people around the world do this for a living. I read so many blogs, Instagram stories, YouTube, and even looked into how people are selling their items on different platforms.

I got so overzealous and anxious to start that by July 2018, I had gone thrifting on my lunch break and purchased everything I thought was worth reselling under the sun. Yes, that included Ann Taylor and yes, that included lularoe. I even purchased items without researching them. Again, it was lesson learned for sure! Til now, I still have some of those items and I am selling them for less than what I purchased for. Still hanging on to them! Ha!

Our guest room is now my office with my inventory. It is a cluster in there. I don’t know how I am able to find things, sometimes. It amazes me too! Outside that room, we still continue to keep our home clutter free. So ironic how I consider myself a minimalist, but I resell a bunch of clothes. I personally own less than 20 clothing items. I do love some of the items I purchase, but have total self control. I haven’t personally gone out shopping for myself, since I wear almost the same thing every day.

This community is so inspiring to me! It truly is. I can’t be more humble and more gracious to have this side gig. I am not sure what the future is for me as far as saving up my earnings. I will figure that out when I get to certain point and cross road in my life. I hope this story brings inspiration to anyone out there who has started their reselling journey.

Until then!

March Sales & Inventory Pile

Hey there!

March was my best month yet! I am so grateful and humble to find all these amazing tips and advice and what to sell on poshmark and eBay. I’ve come a long way, that’s for sure. I thrift once a week and list the items within 1-2 days after I list. I don’t have a death pile, although now I am reading through the grapevine that having a death pile is a life savor. Unsure. I do have a growing pile of inventory, with unplanned agenda on what exactly I need to do with it when clothes start to pile up to the ceiling. I briefly mentioned a sofa bed in the guest room (where my inventory currently resides) to my husband, but haven’t really had a game plan on what to do next. Surprisingly, I can find each item sold easily, and surprisingly, it’s an organized chaos.

We will see what this pile of cash will turn into in the future. Until then, keep rising and keep thriving. See you all at the top!

March Madness

Hey there

Time is going by really fast and we are already towards the end of March! My goal for each month is to list 100 items. If I’m lucky and find 25-30 pieces a week, I will be set!

Reality: life happens and it’s not always all about thrifting, listing and shipping. It’s about keeping your sanity and figuring out a great balance between your priorities. I don’t ever find 25-30 items a week since I got extremely picky with the items I purchase that I know will sell well.

My priority right now is family. I’ve been meaning to work on my flower bed and was able to get it going these past few days and with the help of my son and husband, we were able to get some plants after pulling out all the weeds and now all we have to do is plant them.

I also got an email from my local thrift store that yesterday and today they were doing another 50% off all clothing and shoes aside from their weekly 50% off on all clothing and shoes as well. DO YOU KNOW HOW TEMPTING THAT WAS FOR ME NOT TO GO? I was itching inside to go, but didn’t.

I still need to work on my death pile from Wednesday anyway. On top of all these priorities I have going aside from reselling, my husband and I are looking for a venue to have a wedding. We eloped and would like to have a small gathering with close family and friends. We’ve looked at two venues for now and I have to say, the bargain hunter in me is making this venue hunting a bit of breeze.

So the take away from all of this is simple: stay cool, keep your sanity and don’t feel discourage if you can’t accomplish your goals. It’s ok to have a few set backs. It’s ok to be tired from being under the sun all day, coming home to a messy house, exhausted as hell knowing you have a death pile sitting in your office that needs to be taken care of. It’s ok! There is tomorrow. Rest. Relax. Life happens! It’s not an excuse to be lazy, it’s a reality check letting you know that it’s ok.

It’s ok.

Plans for the Future

Hey there!

I wanted to blog about my eBay and poshmark journey, which I have been meaning to for a while now. Perceptions change when you realize that your extra cash for coffee for selling things around your house has snow balled into reinvesting that coffee money into thrifting money, which is not only paying for your coffee, but also your bills.

Hmmm…. let’s discuss:

I started reselling items around my house in April of 2018. Lucky for me, I have had my eBay account since 2006 with about 100 positive feedbacks. Mainly for purchase. Household items were my go to on eBay. Didn’t really purchase clothing, because on December 2017, I had minimized my wardrobe to about 20 pieces when I decided to become a minimalist.

So flash forward to July 2018, when I really started to resell items for $10-$15, with a $4-$7 profit. Didn’t see it coming, but I enjoyed the hunt for the good stuff and reselling them for a fair, decent profit. It’s so much fun and so therapeutic. This is my hobby, my thrill!

If and when the profits meet my monthly income or more, I will definitely consider quitting my job to resell full time. I honestly didn’t think it was possible to be a reseller full time until I stepped into the reseller world. So inspiring and motivating.

Until then!

Brands that sell well for me

Hey there! I’ve been seeing a lot on social media on brands that sell very well for other resellers. Whether you are full time or part time like me, there are brands out there that are your bread and butter and sells out like hot cakes. Here are my top ten(No particular order):

1. Banana Republic- all day, some days. Ha! I wish I can say every day, but this is an item that sells very well for me. I pick up banana republic every time and the turn around rate on these are fantastic.

2. J Crew- J. Crew style #s are always on the tag, and the stock photos are always available to add that extra icing to the cake when listing. They sell great and I always pick up J.Crewwwwwww!

3. Ann Taylor- whether it’s LOFT or just plain Ann Taylor, they are pretty much my bread and butter. The thing with this brand, I do not pick up all the time. If it’s cute, I will grab it for sure!

4. Lucky Brand- hell yes! I can’t buy and sell these any faster! Lucky Brand is my “lucky charm”. Oh yeah! I will pick you up all day every day!

5. LulaRoe- this is because I have a ton of them! Once upon a time, I thought it was a brilliant idea to purchase someone’s LulaRoe clean out at my local Salvation Army and they are in fact selling like crazy, but not for a decent profit. Very picky about future LulaRoe hauls.

6. White House Black Market- Another bread and butter item that I will pick up from time to time. I am beginning to notice a bit of a saturation in the WHBM resale world. Again, if it’s cute and worth the resell value, I will pick it up.

7. Free People- I love selling Free People, but I will admit, it’s one of my hardest finds when thrifting. When I do get them, they sell out almost immediately. I also use the stock photos when listing to get a better wow factor when a model is wearing it. I will pick these up all the time!

8. Anthropologie- yes, yes, yaaaaaasss! One of my favorite! I love learning about all brands Anthropologie has to offer and I love reselling them. I pick up the usual suspect brands, but if I see a brand that I am not sure about, I will pick it up to find out it’s an Anthro brand. (If I am lucky) High five all around!

9. Calvin Klein- one of the brands that amazes me every time it sells, because I personally would not pick up Calvin Klein for myself and it is probably why I say “wow!” whenever it sells. It’s more of an eBay thing, but I pick it up all the time.

10. CaBi- I enjoy picking up Cabi and I don’t have much of Cabi items, but they do sell well for me. Another bread and butter item. Cabi, too has stock photos available. Resell value is good, good, good!

Please share any of your favorites by hitting me up on instagram @heysheenathrifts. I’d love to hear from you all. Have a lovely weekend ahead.

Time to get picky, picky, picky!

Hey there!

I am excited to announce that I have found the style of clothing and brands that are selling extremely well for me. Everyone is different and everyone has a type of clothes they enjoy selling. On a rare occasion, I’ll pick up shoes, but that is one of my least favorite items to sell on eBay and poshmark. Pants/Jeans are probably my number one least item to sell. I don’t have the patience to dissect every pair of jeans at my local thrift store. It’s too monotonous and I am going to be real with ya, it’s boring as heck!

What do I love selling the most, you ask? Ha! It’s dresses! I love the prints, the style, the colors, everything! At first, like most people when reselling for the first time, I did not know what Tweed, sheath, shift dresses are. Not to mention: Knee Length, Short Length, maxi dresses, strapless, and Cowl Neck, etc, etc. The list is still going on and on and I am hanging in there and memorizing these styles and types of adorable dresses that I just truly enjoy selling.

Tops like blouses, jackets and sweaters are great finds as well. I also enjoy the thrill of finding the best tops for the great price and reselling value.

I recently marked down my items on poshmark to $5 on items that have not worked well for me reselling wise. It’s a huge lost I am willing to take at $2.05 a pop on each item, but I am pushing these out the door for basically free to make room for what makes me happy to resell. I was buying random tops and dresses that I didn’t think was cute, thinking someone else will like them… I’ve come a long way and I sure have learned my lesson! Making mistakes is part of the journey.

Everybody is different with reselling and continue to resell those shoes and jeans if that is earning you the big bucks! Don’t let anyone bring you down! Connect with people that will lift your spirits up and find that style of clothing that works for you.

A milestone worth blogging and to look back on again to see how far I’ve come. Nine months into reselling, and it’s only getting better!