Did you know your house is full of potential cash? In just one afternoon, I found over $200 worth of items. Seriously.
Here are some ideas for items you can turn into easy cash. None of these are huge money makers, but every penny adds up! Plus you get to declutter your house, which I am ALWAYS trying to do!
I had several textbooks from the last few years lying around collecting dust. Some of them were too out of date so I recycled them, but I sold six books for $87 to Amazon. Not bad! You can also sell other types of books, either to a local store or online using Half by Ebay or other book buyback programs. In order to find the best deal for your textbooks, check out Book Scouter. It compares all the book buying sites to get you the best deal. It saves time and gets you the best price. Win-win.
CDs and DVDs
Most CDs and DVDs can be sold for around 50 cents to a dollar. These days I find myself never using CDs and any new music I buy digitally. In fact, my 2014 Fiat doesn’t even have a cd player! I also had hundreds of DVDs but they were just collecting dust now that Netflix and Amazon Instant Video are in my life. I only kept my top 10 favorite movies, but I could probably just buy digital copies of those as well! Going all digital is on my to do list for music, movies, and books. I am tired of having so much physical stuff! To sell my DVDs and CDs I used Decluttr. They even have an app for your phone for super simple barcode scanning. I sold around 130 DVDs and CDs for a little under $100 and it only took me a few seconds to scan each item.
Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories
If you shop name brand clothing and often purchase the latest trends or clothes for the season, you can sell last season’s clothing to local stores or do a Shop My Closet sale! I am terrible about buying new clothes – I still wear band t-shirts from middle school most days – but I did have success in selling a pair of never worn Doc Martens combat boots I’ve had for 5+ years. Do you guys keep stuff forever too? I am trying to part with my packrat ways.
Mommas, I am so serious when I say that people are ALWAYS looking for baby items. Check out your local area to see if they have a large consignment sale (Raleigh folks – click here!) or a gently used store that will give you cash! You can also, of course, have a yard sale or put your stuff up on Craigslist or on Facebook Parent groups. I never have trouble getting rid of unwanted baby items.
I am such a sucker for getting the latest and greatest new gadget so, if you are like me, you can sell your older item for money toward the new one. Try selling your last generation gaming consoles, fitness trackers, phones, computers, cameras, and more to help make money for the upgrade! People are always looking for a good deal, even if it means being a generation behind. If you are trading in your gaming consoles be sure to sell all yours games and peripherals too. It really adds up! There are several companies with trade in systems but you can probably earn a bit more selling privately through Craigslist or local Facebook groups.
Are you feeling inspired to tear your house apart looking for items you no longer want or need? Let me know in the comments how much you made!