Let’s be honest, who couldn’t do with a little more money? But while side hustles like starting a blog or making crafts can be a great way to make extra income in the long-term, sometimes you just need an extra $50 or $100 right now.
This is where selling your things on Craigslist, Facebook groups, eBay, and newer apps like Decluttr and Poshmark can offer a lifeline. And you don’t even have to part with your prized possessions or hock your grandmother’s china to get your hands on some quick cash. Often, everyday items you no longer have use for sell the best. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure after all…
Keep reading to find out 10 things you can sell to make some extra cash in no time!
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting that you sell your wedding ring to make ends meet.
Instead, now could be the perfect time to search through your jewelry box for any items you’ve inherited or been given that you never wear. Few of us realize how much gold sells for when we hide away hideous jewelry gifts and inherited trinkets. But with prices per ounce between $1,500 and $2,000, there’s no better time than the present to sell up!
2. Baby Clothes and Accessories
If you’re a parent you’ll know that babies come with a whole lot of stuff. From high chairs to bouncers, strollers to play mats, the list of accessories parents end up buying for their little ones is never-ending.
If your kids are no longer babies, getting rid of these everyday items is the perfect way to make extra money. After all, you can bet there are new parents searching online now for a way to save some cash on these same accessories for their bundle of joy.
Children’s clothes are another money-maker when it comes to selling online and at yard sales. Our top tip is to list nicer or more expensive items like coats, knitted clothes, pretty dresses, and formal pants separately. But, for onesies, pajamas, and other more everyday items, bundling a few of these together and selling them for a higher price is the way to go.
If your children have outgrown certain toys, selling these online is a quick and easy way to boost your bank balance. Larger toys like tricycles and playhouses are always in demand and tend to sell fast. But any toys in a good condition with no missing parts listed on a local parent’s group are sure to sell within a few days.
If you’re not sentimental about your collection of old books, selling these online has to be one of the easiest ways to declutter your home and make extra money at the same time. Textbooks are especially in-demand as college students often need to buy these to complete their course and they can be very expensive to buy new, while rare books and hardbacks are also great sellers.
5. Furniture and Home Decor
Your old furniture doesn’t have to be antique to sell well second hand. People even love furniture that has seen better days as they can take it on as a DIY project!
Complete matching sets like a dining table and chairs sell better than odd items, although side tables, nightstands, desks, and cabinets are all in-demand for people looking to furnish their homes for less. The same goes for home decor items like wall art, mirrors, plant pots, and vases. These are perfect for selling on sites like Craigslist, or you could hold a yard sale one weekend to make some extra cash on the spot.
6. Kitchen Gadgets
We’d bet that there isn’t a home in the country without at least one kitchen gadget hidden away in a cupboard. Whether it’s an espresso machine you never got the hang of or a blender you used once and never again, it’s time to let it go! Even more niche items like raclette sets and cupcake makers sell well online, especially if they’re hardly used.
7. Old Phones
If you regularly upgrade your cell phone, you’ve probably got a few old models lying around at home. Although you might consider these older phones out-of-date, they could be perfect for someone looking for a phone for at-home WiFi use only or as a first phone to give to a clumsy 8th-grader.
Everybody needs a few tools in their home collection, even if it’s just a hammer and a few screwdrivers for hanging pictures and assembling flat-packed furniture. Make some extra cash by selling any spares of these kinds of tools you have online. And if you have bigger items like chainsaws and power saws, these sell even better.
9. Sports Equipment
Whether it’s the basketball hoop cluttering up your garage or the dumbbells you haven’t lifted in years, anything related to sports and fitness is super easy to sell online as people look to save money on full-price goods.
10. Bikes and Scooters
As with sporting equipment, bikes and scooters can be expensive at full price so many people look online for second-hand options. Children’s bikes and scooters sell best of all as parents don’t want to spend big on something their kids will soon grow out of, although adult bikes also sell well if they’re in a good condition.
Everyday Items to Sell for Extra Income
Selling the kinds of unwanted everyday items on this list is a great way to make extra income. At the same time, you’ll also get to declutter your home and extend the life of the items you no longer had any use for.
And once you see how easy it is to sell online, you’ll have this side hustle to fall back on next time you need some extra cash.
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