What to sell in your house to make money.
Do you want to know one of my very favorite hobbies? Cleaning out my house and finding household items to sell for quick cash. There is always clutter laying around my house (so much clutter) and I love getting rid of it while I earn money at the same time.
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?!?!?
If you’ve ever felt like you 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!
After a few years of trial and error I have learned which household items sell best. Today I am sharing a few tips to help you find things around your house that will 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 For Quick Cash
1. Children’s Clothes
Children’s clothes are one of the hottest items to sale. If you have kids clothing in good condition (no stains or rips) try selling them to earn some quick cash. Brand names (think Gymboree, Gap, etc.) will sell best.
Don’t forget to wash the clothing to make them fresh and new. It also helps to sell the items as a set. If you have a cute outfit that goes well together (like matching shirt and pants), make sure to bundle them together for a quicker sell.
Used furniture is a GREAT sell. There is always someone needing furniture, but can’t afford to buy it brand new (me! 😉 ).
Both older furniture and newer furniture will sell well if priced right. Older items are very popular with people looking for a DIY project (old oak pieces are perfect for this!) and bargain shoppers will buy the newer furniture.
Do a little bit of research online to see what similar furniture is being sold for. This is the easiest way to find the perfect price point.
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. They are always in high demand.
If you have any gently used high chairs, strollers, bumbo seats, cribs, bouncers, etc. that you don’t need anymore, sell them. If priced right, you will get multiple offers quickly.
Remember to clean the baby item thoroughly before listing it for sale. I like using a magic eraser to make it look new again before taking pictures.
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), Barbie’s, hot wheels tracks, etc.
I like to wait until fall to sell kids toys. This is when parents start shopping for Christmas gifts and I have found the toys sell much quicker during these months.
Tools are another household item you can sell for quick cash. Look through your garage to find tools that haven’t been used or needed for months.
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 months. 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
Are you like me and have WAY to many boxes of holiday decorations??? Recently I have been trying to minimize the amount of holiday decor I own and focus only on keeping a few of my favorite pieces.
Used holiday decorations sell really well. Just be sure to 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. These will sell fast when listed online!
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.
I truly believe that everyone has a little bit of clutter they could get rid of in their home. If you are looking for some ways to make a little extra cash, try finding a few things to sell.
I challenge you today (seriously, right now before you forget) to spend a few minutes searching your house for items to sell. If you haven’t used it in a year or more, get rid of it!
List these items online to sell and enjoy making that money!! You’re welcome!