Did you see my post 5 Places Online To Sell Your Clutter and Earn Cash? I am a HUGE fan of selling ALLLL of my house hold clutter (because let’s be honest, there’s a lot of clutter) and making some quick and easy money.
I personally try to sell a few items every month. It’s not a huge money maker for me, but it gives me a little extra spending money, and we all could use a little extra spending money….amiright?!?!?
I’ve had a few people comment to me that they just have “nothing to sell.” I am here to tell you that everyone can find something (probably even a few things) to sell. If you truly want to earn money, you will find a way!
Today I am sharing a few household items that will usually sell quickly. I am hoping these ideas will inspire and help you brainstorm what you have in your house that could make you money.
10 Household Items You Can Sell Easily
1. Children’s Clothes
Children’s clothes are ALWAYS a hot item to sell online. Clothes will need to be in good condition (no stains or rips) in order to have a good chance of selling. Brand names (think Gymboree, Gap, etc.) will sell best.
Used furniture is a GREAT sell. There is always someone needing furniture who doesn’t want to buy brand new (me! 😉 ).
There is a market for older furniture, and newer furniture, they both should sell. The older items will usually be bought by someone looking for a DIY project (old oak pieces are perfect for this!) and bargain shoppers will buy the newer furniture.
Do you have an old phone or ipad laying around? Or maybe a computer that doesn’t work anymore? Consider selling it!
Phones are so expensive to buy new, which makes for a lot of people jumping on the opportunity to buy a cheaper used phone. Try selling your non working electronics as well! There are a lot of people out there who will buy something that doesn’t work so they can use the parts out of it.
4. Baby Items
Baby items are some of my FAVORITE things to sell. High chairs, strollers, bumbo seats, cribs, bouncers, etc. These are all hot items to buy used. Use a magic eraser and washcloth to clean them up for an easier sell.
5. Kids Toys
If your kids are anything like mine, you probably have toys laying around that never get used. Clean those toys up and sell them! Popular items include plastic play toys (such as play kitchens and slides), barbies, hot wheels tracks, etc.
Consider waiting until fall to sell your kids toys. This is when parents are shopping for Christmas gifts!
Do you have a garage full of tools like I do? Look through all of those tools (or better yet, ask your husband to do this) and find a few that haven’t been used in months (or maybe years in some cases???). We have been successful in selling almost every tool we have listed for sale (yay!).
Search your house and try to find a few household decorations you could part with. Maybe your style has changed or you just want to scale back a little bit on the decor. Either way, there is always someone looking to update their home and will love getting a good deal on used decor!
Look through your closet (or your husbands closet) and find a few items that haven’t been worn for weeks. Sell them! If you’re not wearing something regularly, there’s no reason to save it in your closet. I’ve sold shirts, pants, shoes, etc. If the price is right, it will sell. Be sure to get out all stains before trying to sell any clothing.
9. Holiday Decorations
I have WAY to many boxes of holiday decorations. I have found that all I really need are a few favorite pieces and the rest of the holiday decorations are just not necessary. List these items for sale about 3-5 weeks before the actual holiday. This will increase your chances of being able to make a sale.
10. Outdoor/Yard Items
Do you have a swing set that rarely gets used? Maybe a hose that just seems to sit around. I have always been successful in selling outdoor items. Things like bikes, slides, lawn mowers, sports equipment, etc. all sell really well. Look through all of your yard/outdoor items and if you find anything that seems to take up more space than necessary, sell it! Try doing this during the late spring months when everyone is anxious to get outside.
What did I miss? What are some of the items you sell that are always bought quickly? Share below in the comments so we have even more ideas!