When you need some cash or just want to streamline and simplify, look no further than your own home. We all have things we can sell for cash — sometimes a a lot Cash So if you’re itching to make some money and get rid of unwanted stuff at the same time, any of these 10 things you can sell for cash.
Do a search on eBay to see what people are paying for old editions of magazines Be sure to check out the full listings to see what’s selling and what’s not. You’d be surprised at how much stuff can go for.
If certain magazines you have lying around aren’t getting much traction, try bulking them up and selling them. As with many things on eBay, many tend to sell well. And if you don’t get a bite, don’t throw them away — drop them off at a nearby school or preschool for the kids to use in their art class.
Books are ubiquitous in many homes, and often these books are unread and/or unwanted. If you have books that you have completed, try selling them online. Best place to start Book Scouter. Plug in the ISBN of the book you’re trying to sell, and BookScouter will find the best place on the web to list it.
Don’t want to mess with listing and mailing a bunch of individual books? Try selling a bunch of similar books in bulk (like fiction or biographies). Local bookstores can also buy back some of your books, as can a used bookstore. You can also check Amazon to see if your books have a trade-in value. If so, you can mail them in and get a credit on Amazon, which is almost as good as cash.
3. Old cell phones
Who doesn’t have an open mind anywhere? Just the other day, I met with my old one. First stop: Gazelle, where you can see how far your old phone can get you these days. And while you’re there, think of any other small electronics you no longer want, because Gazelle also buys things like old laptops and mp3 players.
4. Your clothes
If you have clothes in good condition in your closet, you could have some real cash sitting around. Try ThredUp to sell your unwanted clothes online. Think you can do better personally? Take them to a consignment shop. National chains include Buffalo Exchange and Plato’s Closet, but many areas also have local consignment shops. You can also look for buy/sell/trade groups on Facebook — great for “niche” clothing (eg a specific brand).
Yard sales are terrible for selling clothes, so don’t plan on making a lot of money that way.
5. Children’s clothing, gear and toys
Selling kids clothes is a great way to earn some cash. There are consignment stores like Kid 2 Kid and Once Upon a Child that sell only baby and children’s items, as well as many local shops that do the same. If you want to tag and sell your items a bit more, look for mega-consignment sales, or visit Facebook to find groups to offload your outgrown kids’ clothes.
6. Musical instruments
If you have your high school clarinet or your college guitar sitting around gathering dust, consider selling it. You can try music stores, but also check out sites like eBay and Craigslist to see what kind of traction you can get there. You may be able to sell your old instruments to local high schools.
The easiest way to sell your used bike is on Craigslist. You can also try community resale groups on Facebook, or check your local bicycle and sporting goods stores to see if they buy used bikes.
8. Gift cards
Don’t let your unwanted gift cards go to waste! If you don’t want to regift them, try selling them The safest way to do this is online at resale sites like Cardpool, but you may also have luck selling them through local groups on Craigslist or Facebook.
9. Camping gear
Camping gear is expensive, and if you’ve got something you’re not using, it might be time to get some cash in your pocket. You can try selling individual items on eBay, but you may have better luck selling them on Craigslist or in a community group on Facebook.
10. Anything metal
The scrap yard will buy some metal. It might not be something to build your retirement on, but if you have a few things here and there—old keys or doorknobs, a collection of soda can tabs, a dead chest freezer in the garage, old patio furniture that no one will buy—take them to the scrap yard. will go You can recycle those things anyway
How to sell your stuff in 3 easy steps
Experts say the average person has about $1,000 to $2,000 of unwanted items lying around the house. If you’re in a pinch, this is one of the first places to start. There is no investment involved and you may be able to get your cash today. Today we are talking about how to sell your stuff in three easy steps.
Step 1: Identify your topic
If you want to sell your stuff because you need cash fast, I have to warn you it can be quite an emotional process. If you want to make any money you need to sell valuable items. Very few people are looking to buy broken junk. This means you have to consider the “good stuff”.
Your thoughts may immediately go to some of your favorite things to treasure, but let’s look for something less painful if possible. We all have things we don’t necessarily want or use. This is great stuff selling for cash.
Before you begin your treasure hunt, I want you to designate a room or corner of your garage to build your pile(s). The less you have to touch your items during this process, the better.
My experience and research about selling used products has been so enlightening. Many things I would previously have considered trash actually have value. Consider your clutter carefully. If you’re a recovering mystery box junkie like me, you probably have a ton of unopened beauty products filling your bathroom cabinets. While you should never sell used makeup, unopened, unexpired full-size items have value. Box them up and sell them as lots. This example would not be suitable for online sales due to shipping costs and restrictions, but you may be able to unload it on a local Facebook group.
On the other hand, things like books or clothing ship online and sell well. These items need to be in good condition. No holes or stains. When it comes to books, fiction is pretty timeless but things like textbooks or guides can have an expiration date on their effectiveness. A quick ISBN search on a site like Amazon or Book Scouter will tell you the trade-in or resale value of your books.
Step 2: Set your price
We have already identified a few ways to determine the value of items A quick online search will tell you how many similar items are selling online Remember to search for items sale Just not listed. You can list an item for whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean anyone is going to buy it. Look for the purchase price.
Step 3: List your items
Now is when the fun really begins. You must first determine where you will list your items for sale. Heavy or bulky items are going to be best suited for local classifieds Facebook Buy/Sell Group or Craigslist. These places are also great if you want to get your cash today. I previously mentioned selling items as a set or “lot” (such as clothing of the same size or season or knick knacks of the same style or genre). This can save you a ton of time when you need cash fast. You may not be able to get a price as high as shredding everything, but sometimes faster is better.
If you can wait a little longer for your money and are willing to pack and ship, there are some great places to sell things online. I like ThredUp for unloading women’s and children’s clothes and they will pay you upfront for your product. No waiting for them to sell to get your money. A great local alternative to ThredUp is Plato’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange.
When it comes to books, Book Scouter Great for getting the best price. Enter your ISBN and they will show you the offer prices for several sites. I often trade-in used books on Amazon for store credit. It’s not cash, but you can buy almost anything on Amazon. If you need your money today, check out your local bookstore. For example, Hastings will give you cash or store credit for used books.
You can list almost anything on eBay and they have a ready audience for new auctions. “Lot” items do well on eBay, as do unique, vintage and even replacement parts for household items like vacuums. You will pay a small listing fee or commission when selling your items.
You need to take some good pictures of your items with your smartphone and write a good description. I recommend taking all your photos at once so you can list them all at once Don’t waste time jumping back and forth between tasks. Always bulk tasks when you can.
Make sure to include no errors. Once posted, wait for the inquiries to roll in Schedule a meeting and pay Do not visit your home. Do not accept anything other than cash. duration There is no hope.
You can always have a yard sale, of course. For me, I find it a bit too stressful. You have to think about the weather, get permits, put in newspapers… and then you have to do a whole lot with the things that don’t sell and decide again if they’re worth selling, donating. or trashing. I like to keep it simple and quick.
I’d love to hear how much you’ve made from decluttering or any great tips you have on how to sell your stuff.