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The Wardrobe Facelift: How To Change Up Your Wardrobe On A Budget

Does your wardrobe need a facelift? Sure it does! Rotating through the same cycles of outfits week after week is boring. Your favourite shirts, skirts, pants, socks, and suits are tired of seeing the inside of the washing machine and the long trip to the dry cleaner. Your friends want to see you expressing the real you with style and creativity. But can you really give your wardrobe a facelift with limited funds? It’s easy to give your wardrobe a makeover on a budget with Carousell. Using Carousell is as simple as joining groups that share your interests, then browsing through users’ pics of items that interest you. See something you like? You can safely and easily make an offer on the item. It’s a cost-effective way to add to your wardrobe, plus sell off the clothes you don’t wear that often anymore. After all, your wardrobe only has limited space, right? Here are some ideas for jazzing up your wardrobe. Add Accessories One way to add freshness and color to an outfit is to …

Where do clothes go to die?

On more than one occasion, I find myself staring into my wardrobe and marvelling at one of life’s biggest mysteries: “Despite the mountainous amount of fabric I own, why do I have NOTHING to wear?” The first-world solution to this classic first-world problem is simple: buy more clothes. According to a CNA report, Singaporeans buy an average 34 pieces of new clothing every year, and then trash about 27 pieces of clothing. The National Environment Agency says we tossed 139,800 tonnes of textile and leather waste in 2016, of which only 7% was recycled. The rest? Incinerated! Australia doesn’t fare much better: Aussies buy an average 27 kg of new clothes each year, over double the global average. Obviously, we don’t want just trash clothes, so we donate them to charity instead. People in Singapore love doing that, especially leading up to Christmas or Chinese New Year. It makes us feel good about ourselves, and we solve our overflowing wardrobe problem. But we shouldn’t start patting ourselves on the back just yet. The Salvation Army in …

6 Tips For How to Price Secondhand Goods Effectively

Selling secondhand goods like preloved clothes can be a great way to earn some extra cash, or to streamline a small side business into an unexpectedly successful career. Better yet, it doesn’t require a large investment to begin with, and you can probably find what you need at home and declutter your room while you’re at it. But the challenge that comes with selling anything secondhand is working out what to charge for it: Ask too much, and the item will never sell. Ask too little, and you’ve denied yourself a profit. 💸 Think of it as being like preparing a roast chicken for a dinner party: over-season it, and your guests are unlikely to be sold on the flavour, let alone come back for a second bite. Under season it, and you’ll spend the next 12 hours berating yourself that you could have done better and wishing you hadn’t got such a bland result! 🐔 🐔 So how do you make sure your secondhand goods are priced correctly, every time? Follow these six tips for how …

A Guide to Buying and Selling Preloved Fashion Online

If you’re a fashionista who could do with a little extra cash (and who doesn’t?) – then selling preloved fashion online may be your next venture! 💵 💵 💵 On the flip side, maybe you’re a bargain hunter looking for a designer dress at a fraction of the designer price tag. Preloved should be your first stop too. When you work at Carousell long enough, you’ll find that your friends and family will inevitably ask you questions like “How do I sell my clothes better on Carousell” and “Where are the best bargains?” I got together with the gang at Team Carousell, and we pooled together our top tips for both selling and buying pre-loved fashion to share with you guys. Buying Preloved Fashion Online 1. Know the market price for similar preloved goods You don’t know if you are getting a good deal when buying preloved fashion until you truly understand the going rate on the market. Take these factors into consideration as you research your next preloved buy: How many of the items are …

3 reasons why you should teach your kids to sell their old toys

The school holidays are here, and you’re probably looking up all activities to do with your kids during the break. I’ve got an unusual suggestion for you, and while it might sound self-serving at first, hear me out and I’m sure you’ll see the benefits too. Teach your kids to use Carousell and sell their old toys. That’s right. Getting your kids to use Carousell has quite a few benefits that will teach them important values and skills. To illustrate this point, I’m going to use my younger daughter as an example. 1. They’ll hoard less stuff My family has had the fortune of relocating across many cities, countries and continents. For my younger one, she’s only 10 years old but she’s already in her third country. Throughout our journeys, we’ve discovered that moving has several benefits. While there is undoubtedly the loss of continuity, this is more than offset by the excitement of discovering new places, making new friends and a constant opportunity to “spring clean“. Evaluating what you need to bring with you to a new …

What I learned from our All For Free charity drive

Last week we ran a drive at Carousell that we simply called #AllForFree. I’m sure you guys can figure out what the drive was all about 😆 LOL! We created this drive because we wanted to help used items make their way to the hands of the people who want and need them more directly. We’ve read news articles about donated clothes ending up in landfills and we’ve seen more thrift shops closing down. We’ve also seen generous Carousellers offering things for free on our platform, just as a blessing for Carousellers in need 😇 So we put together this big campaign to bring more awareness to the more generous Carousellers and to spotlight the items they have to give away. It was a pretty successful campaign too, and we were so happy to see a lot of items find their way into new homes. I was also quite inspired by this movement, so I also put up some of my own items on the #AllForFree collection. I still have some gifts that I’d received for Christmas that I wouldn’t really …

Buying beauty products on Carousell: 3 things you must know

One can find really good cosmetics and skincare bargains on Carousell, if only you’d just look. If your coveted beauty product is sold out in shops or too expensive, Carousell can save your day as it did mine! All thanks to the impulsive buying and bulk purchasing of beauty products by kindred beauty addicts, I’ve personally scored a number of quality beauty products from Carousell at up to 40% off retail price (RTP) 😀 Unconvinced? Get ready to turn into a Carousell Beauty convert. Here’s a snapshot of some great deals that I’ve found at the time of this blog post (psst… good deals get snapped up quickly) NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Rtp $45, brand new on Carousell for $38 Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Eye Shadow Palette – Rtp $83 and sold out in stores, brand new on Carousell for $70 Benefit Porefessional Primer 22ml – Rtp $54, brand new on Carousell for $36 Bobbi Brown Long Wear Foundation Spf 15 – Rtp $89, brand new on Carousell for $50 Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Spf 15 – Rtp $79.90, used once on …