1. Flexible Tape Measure
I measure every item I list, whether it is a pair of jeans or a bag. This not only helps your customers feel more comfortable with purchasing your items, but can also save you in the event that someones wants to return an item citing the item was not properly described. I have had people try to open returns on items purchased through Poshmark (which only allows returns if the item was not as described) citing that the item is not true to size, and that I should have brought this to the buyer's attention. But when you provided measurements in the description, it's harder for the buyer to win this case.
2. Fabric Shaver
This thing is my buddy! It can really transform an item to remove any pilling and give new life to an item. Some areas that typically show the most signs of wear and pilling are underneath the arms and between the legs on pants. This little machine has allowed me to invest in more items that I otherwise would have left behind at the thrift because I know I can removed minor to mild pilling!
Paper Mate, Amazon, $4.90
Who knew erasers could renew an item so well? A lot of times, Goodwill and other thrift stores will write the price on the bottom of shoes. You want to remove these before you try to sell the shoes, because the bottom of the shoes is a picture you will definitely want to share, and people definitely won't be happy to pay your asking price when they see how cheap you originally purchased them. Also, I have found that erasers are fantastic for removing stains out of suede! Shoes or bags, this is a great way to revamp your items!
Boho Spirit, Amazon, 5 Pack $11.99
Whether you are full or part time reselling, running your own business involves many moving pieces and LOTS of multi tasking! To thrive in this work it is so key to stay organized and create a daily schedule to ensure efficiency and the best use of your time. Things pop up all the time so I always keep a notepad near by to write down to do's and things I need to pay attention to!
5. Sewing Kit
Taking a few minutes to make little tweaks here and there to items that are otherwise in great condition has made me a lot of money! A lot of times an un-hemmed pant leg, detached tag, or missing button (check inside tags for extras!) can be easily fixed with just a few quick stitches! If you try to sell these items "damaged" or "as is" your price range considerably lessens. Take 5 minutes to fix these minor issues can greatly affect your sale price!