Before scouring your house or apartment for things to sell, you need to decide how and where you will sell them. If you have a lot of low-value items to get rid of, hosting or participating in a garage sale or rummage sale might be your best option. If you have higher-value things to sell, online sales might work better for maximizing how much money you get for your used items.
There are a few different ways to sell your old, unused items online. The two main methods involve either posting the items individually for sale to interested buyers or boxing them up and sending them to a company that specializes in buying old stuff.
Here are a few online places you can post your unwanted items and make some money while you tidy up.
Craigslist is the granddaddy of resale sites, and it’s used by millions of people every day. Listing items on your local Craigslist page can get your cash in hand quickly. Be careful when arranging pickup or drop off for your items, and make sure you’ve priced everything reasonably or your ad might not generate any interest. Selling on Craigslist is fairly easy because the site makes everything pretty straightforward.
Ebay lets you extend your potential customer base across the entire country. The competition is fierce if you’re selling common things, but eBay selling can be a great way to offload your collectibles and get some cash for them.
OfferUp provides a place for selling everything from furniture to clothing locally. Simply post what you have available on the OfferUp website and wait for the offers to come in.
If you have old electronics to sell, Nextworth is your best bet. The site deals specifically in electronic goods, and they pay you directly for items you send to them for resale.
Decluttr is another place where you can sell old junk for cash. Declutter accepts electronics, CDs, Blu-Ray disks, games, books, and DVDs and pays you directly for items you send to them. Payment is via check or direct deposit and comes quickly, so you don’t have to wait months to get money for your old stuff.
Tradesey lets you sell used clothing, shoes, accessories, and handbags online. They have a special section for wedding clothing, and Tradesey takes a commission for all sales.