Children accumulate so much junk over the years. Seriously, it's insane. Imagine an infant. They are constantly growing out of clothes and into more age-appropriate toys and gear. The keyword is constantly.
Even when children are older, they can only typically fit in their clothes for about a year. Meanwhile, their tastes are always changing, which means their toys and gear are always changing too.
What this boils down to is a ton of extra items in your closets and garage that are making friends with the dust bunnies. One way to stop becoming a star on Hoarders is to sell the items you can no longer use.
Selling items was one of the first ways I started earning money from home, which you can do in various ways.
Craigslist is an online classifieds website where you can sell items that you no longer want or need in your hometown to rise your dollarflow.
This is one of the places I come if I am trying to sell a large item that I wouldn't want to ship.
When it comes time to make the transaction, I would recommend meeting at a public place instead of your house (if possible) to be on the safe side.
Tip: Sometimes, you can sell children's items for more money here than at a consignment shop because they are looking to make a profit.
eBay is an online auction site where you can sell items in an auction-style or by a fixed price. I usually come here to sell smaller or popular items that I can ship easily.
It's exciting every time someone bids on your items. Makes you feel like you are winning a game.
Most areas have stores that will buy your old items and clothes for a small amount of money. That's better than them accumulating dust in the garage!
Examples of these are Plato's Closet, Once Upon a Child, Re-Kid, and Kid to Kid.Sell things that you don't use anymore and make some extra cash. Here are some ways to do it!Click To Tweet
You just walk in and hand them what you want to sell. After they have checked the items for quality and various other things, they will offer you a price for the items they want to buy.
You can say yes or no to their offer; the choice is yours.
Tip: When I am trying to sell old kid items, I usually take them to a few consignment shops in the area to see if they will buy what other stores didn't want just to be thorough.
This is the traditional way of selling things you no longer want.
Nowadays, neighborhoods often have special garage sale weekends where everyone is participating. These are the best times as you will get more traffic than you would otherwise.
This is like a garage sale but revamped for today's technology.
Instead of posting in a newspaper or something similar, you just post what you are selling in Facebook garage sale groups and your local Facebook marketplace.
This is a great and easy way to get a lot of eyes on your product quickly.
The good flea market. If you have a lot of items to sell or make your own, a flea market booth may be a good idea to sell your items.
There's usually a fee, but this type of marketplace often has local people that check-in weekly.
So you have gone through all your selling options and still have things you don't want in your garage or closet?
Donate them to Goodwill, a church, The Salvation Army, or give them to a friend! This may not provide you with money, but it will give you good karma!!
Where else have you sold your unwanted items for money? Please share!
i love having garage sales i also sometimes use consignment shops to move my old stuff. i have made a lot off some things i no longer wanted
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That’s great to hear! If you aren’t going to use something you might as well sell it or donate it
I usually donate clothes to our local CHKD or give them to my relatives with smaller kids.I decided that I’m going to send my kids uniform clothes to an online thrift store because I know kids need uniform clothes and they are not going to overcharge the customers. Plus I’ll receive money from the sells, which I can use towards things I need.
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That’s a great thing to do with your kids old uniform clothes!
I really need to get busy and do this. Between the grandchildren and myself we accumulate so many things The kids are at an age where they outgrow things so fast. These are some great suggestions. Thank you so much for sharing
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It’s crazy how much families can accumulate. These things are easy ways you can sell them to make some extra cash
After so many years, this post is still relevant!
The consignment shops in my area suck. I tried to take BRAND NEW things in and they told me they weren’t in good enough condition. (it was still in the box!)
Hi Nicole! Thank you for being my first commenter!! I wish they paid more too but some money is better than no money to me. All within reason though. I won’t give them something that cost me $50 to buy for only $3. But by comparing the ones in your area you can at least know you are receiving the most money possible. And if they are offering a really low price for an item that’s worth money to me I try to see if anyone on craigslist will give me a better offer. Yes, I know these places can be extremely picky. I wish they weren’t! They can reject your items for a variety of reasons like the quality of the product, the season of the product, and how much stock they have of it. And sometimes they reject items just because it is not a product they carry.