Do you have some old clothing that you don’t wear very often? Perhaps you love it too much to get rid of it- or maybe you just don’t have anywhere to wear it. Tuxedos, prom dresses, formal shoes….. They can all be rented out!!! You can make a little extra money off of them rather than letting them sit in your closet getting dusty.
Almost every teen has clothing that they are not wearing often. When in a cash crunch, this is the best time to earn a quick buck. While you won’t exactly get rich off of this, you can definitely earn yourself a night at the movies or a delicious meal!
First off, you should let your friends know that you are going to be doing this; as well as family. Does one of your best friends have a big date or dance, and doesn’t have the right dress? Is one of your buddies going on a trip, and need a large duffle bag or beach bag? Rent one to them! You could charge anywhere from $1-$10 or more per day, depending on the item you are renting out. How’s that for some easy cash? There are already websites out there who rent out clothes, as shown by the video below.
Once you have let all of your friends know, all you have to do is wait! Your best bet is to let all of your friends know exactly what items you have. In order to do this, you should take photos! You could even video tape yourself going through everything in your closet. Not a bad idea, huh? You can then post this video to youtube, and share it on facebook so friends can access it. Teens LOVE to swap out clothing as much as possible, and there’s nothing quite like renting an awesome dress, purse, jeans, shoes, or whatever may be needed to complete the perfect outfit; all without the hassle of ACTUALLY having to buy it!
If you have a rather large closet, don’t hesitate to create a Facebook page just for adding photos and videos for interested friends. They will be able to surf through the different things you own quickly and easily, without having to request photos and wait patiently. When in a fashion emergency, who has time to wait?
You can rent out almost any type of clothing, but here’s a list to give you some awesome ideas for when you start out:
- High heels
- Beach Bags
- Swimsuit Tops
- Sweaters and Sweater Dresses
- And so much more! Use your imagination, friends!
In today’s world, social media is going to be your best friend when it comes to advertising the things that you have. Don’t miss out- make sure you hit any and every social media site that you can. You could even have someone model the clothing you have, and coordinate the pieces in a fashionable way; from sassy and preppy to upbeat and fun, All depending on the items you have! Some of the most popular social media sites currently are: