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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!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.