Do you have stuff lying around your house that you don’t use? Instead of throwing it away or donating it consider selling it. Selling unused items would be a good way to declutter your home and make fast money online.
Selling online can be something you can start today, and a way to create some extra income for yourself without ever having to leave your home. There are many different items you can start selling online, but some are more likely to currently be in your home and have a better chance of selling quickly. Odds are you have some of these things lying around your house now.
1. Clothing and Shoes
Clothes and shoes are something we change up a ton. Some people change their wardrobe multiple times a year. Instead of throwing those old clothes or shoes away sell them online. One trick I recently heard was to turn your hangers in the opposite direction in your closet once you wear something. This will help you determine whether there are clothes that you just don't wear anymore but continue to take up space.
Go through your stuff and purge some clothes and shoes that could probably make a good sale online. This is also a great idea if you had kids and need to help them organize their clothes anyway. Children grow fast and if you have no one to pass the clothes down to consider selling them online to make some quick cash. Amazon, eBay, and thredUp are great places to start listing your clothes. You can also create a listing on the Facebook Marketplace.
Have books lying around that you're not reading? I try not to keep too much clutter in my house so after I read a hardcover book that I don't think I'll read again I either give it away or try to sell it. The Amazon Trade-In program will buy certain books from you. Of course the better condition your book is in the better chance you get the full listing price.
You’ll have a good idea of how much you can make off the book before you send it to Amazon in the mail. If a book is one they are looking for you can print off a pre-paid shipping label free of charge. Just make sure you send the book(s) before the date specified on the label.
Selling your used textbooks can be a great way to make fast money as well. You have to be smart about when you sell them though. Try doing it at the beginning of the semester and using sites that are specifically dedicated to selling textbooks online like Bookscouter and BookFinder.com.
One thing that you can sell to make money fast online is your furniture. Listing furniture on sites like Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Offer Up and Craigslist can be the best place to make a quick sale. With furniture, your best bet is to tell locally so you don't have to worry about shipping costs or ensuring that the buyer gets their package. Items like couches, tables, chairs, and bedroom furniture are all popular things to sell online.
When my husband and I first bought our house, we bought a ton of used furniture online including a small sectional, kitchen table, bedroom dressers, and patio furniture. We spend a few hundred dollars but it was well worth it since buying used helped us save a ton of money too.
When selling furniture be sure to specify the measurements and dimensions in your listing along with the condition. Take clear and detailed images and be sure to answer questions to sell the item faster. You may even want to have someone with you to help the buyer carry the item to their car when they pick it up for added convenience. I like how sites like OfferUp and the Facebook Marketplace allow buyers to rate their experience with you so you can build a positive rating as you sell more items.
You probably have quite a few electronics in your home whether it's a TV, computer, old cell phones, or tablets. These are things we use every day, but sometimes it’s just time for a change or upgrade. The old device might still work perfectly, but maybe you just don't use it anymore.
You may not be able to sell the item for full price, but you can still get some decent money by selling it – even if it's just for parts. Consider listing your item on Amazon or eBay or even posting it on a local selling app. You may even want to check out sites like Decluttr which is a company that will buy back your used electronics.
Whether it’s Blueray or DVDs, movies are also great items to sell online. Not everyone has a BlueRay player, but the videogame systems nowadays allow you to play these discs. Some movies just aren’t in a RedBox or available on streaming apps. Or sometimes movies are only available for a limited time on those platforms. Decluttr and Second Spin are a few of the many options out there to sell movies.
It’s nice to have the option to watch the movie whenever you like and not have to pay the $1 rental fee and worry about getting it back on time. If you don’t have WiFi then you won’t have Netflix or Hulu. DVD’s aren’t as popular as they used to be, but are still around and could be a nice item to sell for a profit online.
Other Specific Items to Sell to Make Fast Money Online
We've done some research on some of the most popular and fastest-selling items you can sell online for extra cash. This isn't a comprehensive list, but it's plenty to start with as you may have some of these things lying around.
- Home decor
- Wedding and party supplies
- Landscaping equipment (lawnmowers, weed trimmers, etc)
- Art and collectibles
- Decorative dishes, cups and glasses
- Pet supplies
- Kitchen gadgets
- Video game systems
- Video games
- Sports equipment
- Seasonal clothes and items (Christmas ornaments, Halloween costumes, etc.)
Making money off old items in your home can be the side hustle you’ve been looking for. You don’t have to have any special training or certificate to get started. Just have sure you are truthful with your listing and begin to build a nice client base. The better your ratings the better chance people will begin to trust you and know they are getting quality products when they buy from you.