Do you need some extra cash for that dream vacation or to pay off some bills? You don’t have to wait for your next paycheck to come through. You might have some things you can sell around the house that are just waiting to be sold to interested buyers.
With the rise of online marketplaces, like Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook Marketplace, you can make some extra cash with just a few clicks. I remember looking for creative ways to make money quickly when I was paying off my student loans and just wanted them gone ASAP. Even though I didn’t have a ton of stuff, I still found quite a few things to sell online and locally. You’d be surprised at what some people would buy used so I think anyone can find success with selling unused or unwanted items for cash.
Here are 10 things you can sell right now for extra cash.
You can make some serious cash by selling your gently used clothes. Go through your closet and take out pieces that no longer fit or that you haven’t worn in a while. You can sell them online through various platforms. For high-end items, try Poshmark or TheRealReal. For a quick sale, try ThredUp or Buffalo Exchange.
If you’re selling children’s clothing, consider selling it in bulk. I used to take pictures of several of my son’s outfits when he sized up and I’d sell them all to a buyer for one price.
Old electronics, like phones, tablets, and laptops, can also fetch a good price online. Make sure to wipe them clean of any personal data before selling. Sites like Gazelle and Decluttr can help you sell your electronics quickly and easily. Some sites will buy electronics from you that don’t work so this is one of the best ways to get rid of your old phones, laptops and tablets while earning a little extra cash.
If you have furniture that you’re no longer using or that doesn’t fit your current decor, you can sell it on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Make sure to include detailed photos and measurements to attract serious buyers. I personally find that furniture sells best on local sites and apps. It also sells pretty well so long as it’s in good condition.
Either way, take very clear photos at different angles and be honest about the condition of the furniture. If it includes a rip or tear, mention this in your description so people will be aware of what they’re buying.
If you have a collection of books that you’ve already read and don’t have any sentimental value, sell them! You can sell them locally or online, through platforms like Amazon, BookScouter, and Half Price Books.
You can also try to sell some of your books on eBay but this may be harder since the competition is higher on this platform.
Kitchenware, like unused or lightly used plates, utensils, and appliances, are other things you can sell through sites like eBay or Facebook Marketplace. Also, if you have kitchen gadgets such as mixers, a toaster oven, or other items you’re no longer using, this could be a quick sale. Make sure to clean items thoroughly before taking pictures and posting them for sale.
6. Toys and Baby Gear
You can make some extra cash by selling toys that your kids have outgrown or baby gear that you no longer need. Facebook Marketplace and sites like GoodBuyGear and StorkExchange can help connect you with interested buyers.
7. Sports Equipment
Do you have sports equipment lying around that you haven’t used in a while? Sell it! You can sell your gear online through platforms like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and SidelineSwap.
8. Crafts and Artwork
If you’re an artist or craftsperson, you can sell your handmade items on Etsy or ArtFire. If you have artwork that you’re no longer displaying, try selling it on eBay or Facebook Marketplace.
9. Musical Instruments
Sell musical instruments that you’re no longer using or upgrade to the latest model. You can sell your instruments online through platforms like Reverb, or through a local seller in your community. If anything, try to list your instruments on Faebook Marketplace of OfferUp. Musicians and parents looking for instruments for their kids for an affordable price will be searching these platforms for deals.
If you’re a collector of anything from stamps to coins, you can make some extra cash by selling them online. Sell your collections via online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay or at specialized dealers.
There are endless options of things you can sell to make extra cash. It’s important to take the time to organize and sort out your belongings effectively. Remember to take great photographs of your items, write detailed descriptions, and price them competitively.
With a little effort and some luck, you might be able to sell some items for a higher price than expected. Use these selling websites as your “virtual” yard sale by selling off excess things you no longer need. With these extra few bucks, you can set off on that dream vacation or simply give yourself some much-needed breathing room.