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5 Ways to Make Easy Money Selling Things you Already Own!

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Are you looking for ways to make some extra money fast?

I´m always excited about any proven ways to earn cash fast and here you´ll find creative ideas to start earning money from home today without any technical skills!

To date my husband and I have made over $5,000 selling stuff from our house!!

Trust me, we all have stuff around the house and piled up in the garage we don´t use anymore. All those things were once money! and you can turn them back into cash, fast!

We made over $1,000 in a week alone just by clearing out old sports equipment!

Once you know what to look for you´ll realise you have so much more potential cash in your home than you ever thought!

Imagine what you could do with a few extra hundred or even thousand dollars!

  • Put it towards an Emergency Fund
  • Pay off some debt
  • Cash roll a holiday without touching a credit card
  • Start investing and have your money make more money!
  • Put it towards a down payment on a property
Most of my extra income has gone towards making extra payments on our mortgage and increasing our passive income by investing more. It´s also been a way to eat out without feeling guilty we´re eating into our regular paychecks.

With all the ways to earn a little extra income on the side some of the benefits of selling items from your home are:
 
  • It´s easy! You don´t need technical skills
  • You can start today!
  • It costs nothing
  • My favorite one: The declutterling in itself feels amazing!
  • It´s great for the environment

If you have everything from clothes to books and prefer to sell everything in the same place apps like Ebay, Craigslist, Mercari, Facebook Markeplace and even your local pawn shop are fantastic options.

A fun way to get rid of everything quickly while getting the whole family involved is a yard sale. 

For some items like Sports Equipment and clothing there are specialist apps if you have a lot to sell from the same category. Don´t worry, they´re listed below!trust 

1. Sell Unwanted Clothes

Do you ever feel overwhelm in the morning at the sight of your jammed packed closet?

“How do I have so many clothes and still nothing to wear!?”

Selling your old clothes and accessories online in a fantastic way to potentially earn big bucks. 

It´s also a great opportunity to clean out your closet, leaving just items you really love making it so much easier to get dressed in the morning.

Selling clothes online is easier than ever. You upload the images of your item, add a caption underneath with more information, like the condition and description of whatever you’re selling then sit back and let the platform do the work.

There are so many great apps out there and each have a different feel. Some are aimed more at vintage clothing lovers others at high street.

Take a look around the platforms listed below and pick the one that best suits the clothing you´ll be selling, or use more than one for different brands.

These apps can be addictive once you see how easy it is!

The best bit? Once you´ve got the hang of it you can start buying brand name clothing in thrift stores to sell on at a profit and ba-boom! you´ve got yourself a side hustle! 

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2. Sell Sports Equipment

My husband and I made more money with this one than any other!

Sports equipment is expensive and people are desperate to get their hands on second hand stuff. Some of the stuff we pulled out of the back of the garage that sold so quickly was:

  • Skis and snowboards
  • All snow related equipment, snow boots, goggles, helmets, gloves…
  • Fishing rods
  • Camping chairs
  • Camping stove
  • Old bikes
  • Skateboards
  • Rollerskates
  • Tennis rackets

The list goes on!

Most of the stuff we never used anymore or only once a year or even less! It was such a waste of money, just sitting there.

Now when we go skiing we just rent equipment and it´s less stressful not having the clutter around.

Some of the specialist apps for selling sports equipment include:

3. Sell Books

Do you have stacks of old novels and textbooks lying around your house gathering dust? Believe me, i´ve been there!

Selling books you don´t use anymore is a great way to bring in some extra cash quickly!

Check every book before you put it up for sale, maybe you have a novel or children´s book that´s highly collectable because it´s a first edition or out-of-print.

For textbooks the quicker you get rid of them the better as new, updated editions are constantly being published.

Here´s a few resources to check out…

4. Sell Toys and Baby Gear

I love getting my kids involved in our finances!

Did you know that talking openly about money from a young age is the best way to encourage our children to be self aware about their own finances.

Do you know what else is fantastic about this one?

It teaches our kids the importance of sustainability by giving the products we use as long a life as possible.

How about going through all the toys together as a family and using clear language to help them understand “we buy things second hand from other families because it´s good for Mother Nature. Once we´re finished with it we can make sure another little boy or girl can play with it.”

Keep in mind missing parts and clearly photograph any damage to go with the listing.

5. Sell Video Games, DVDs and CDs

Everyone loves playing video games but many parents (us included) aren´t willing to pay out for a new console.

We´ve actually bought and sold second han on multiple occasions.

Maybe like most of us these days you´ve moved your viewing online and are ready to sell your old DVDs and CDs to those more nostalgic collectors. 

The best place for old tech is Decluttr.

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This is only the Top 5 money making items that worked for me and my husband but you can make money selling almost anything! 

Other items we have made money on include:

  • Cameras
  • Old mobile phones
  • Board games
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Furniture (especially small items like coffee tables, nightstands and mirrors)
  • Large tech like TVs, old laptops and printers

Another word of advice…People will even buy boxes of empty toilet and kitchen rolls or wine bottle corks for crafting! 

If you like a glass of wine in the evening save the cork, when you have enough you can batch sell them.

Before you throw anything away check if you could sell it instead!

Let me know which items worked for you and how much you made. Good luck!

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