BY SELLING MY CLOTHES
I just finished The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and while I'm not going to lie, the author, Marie Kondo, is more than a little bit absurd, her advice to only surround yourself with things that spark joy is a decent approach to starting your spring cleaning early.
So the other night, I started "tidying," beginning with clothes, according to Kondo's method (clothes, then books, papers, miscellany, and finally sentimental items). Although Kondo tells you to set aside a weekend and do it in one fell swoop, I thought I'd be able to get through my clothes in one night, especially since I purged before I moved a little over a year ago and then again before Scott came up for the summer.
WELL. With Kondo's method of holding each item to see if it sparks joy, I only got through my tops. I have an insane amount of tops for someone who has done a closet cleanse twice in the last year. Naturally, I Instastoried my shame, and a couple friends recommended that rather than donating everything (which I usually do), I check out Poshmark.
Most of my stuff isn't worth reselling and will be donated, but there are some nice items in there that are really gently worn, and it would be nice to make a few bucks on them. With Poshmark, you take a photo of each item, post it, and when it sells, Poshmark sends you the shipping label, easy peasy. (NO meet-ups, which is a must for me. Ain't nobody got time for human interaction.)