If you are a product review blog or a beauty blogger or a fashion blogger or any type of blogger who receives products, it is extremely likely that you receive products on the regular. Some of you might even be receiving items weekly (maybe even daily!). What exactly are you supposed to do with the items once you’ve reviewed them? Sure, some of the items you will use or wear or read or whatever. But what about the items that are seasonal or the ones that you didn’t particularly like? Or maybe you liked the item, but there are 10 other items that are still needing your attention and well, it just sits there taking up valuable space. What are you supposed to do with the products?? Product Reviewed, Now What?
Use the item.
Donate the item. Goodwill, Women’s Shelter, etc.
Gift the item to your friend/family member/neighbor. Birthdays and Holidays make perfect gifting opportunities. Just because is a good option too!
Swap with another blogger. Ask one of your blog tribe friends to swap something with you.
Do not sell your review items. I know the temptation can get to you but whatever you do, do not sell your review items. Shady as all get out. And basically double-dipping. Not a good idea.
Repurpose the item. Turn it into a craft project if you can. Or create something else with it.
What do you do with the items you review if it’s not something you’ll use?