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MAKE MONEY SELLING YOUR STUFF ONLINE
Are there things around your house you don’t use? Have you been wanting to declutter but hesitate because you spent money on these items?
Are you sick of cleaning and tidying your house? Are you sick of having to spring clean, declutter, and organize OVER & OVER again? When does it end?
Let it end now!
I started living a more simplified life after getting turned onto The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own written by Joshua Becker.
These books (I highly recommend you read or listen to the audio versions) changed the way I think about “stuff”.
It’s just that, stuff! Why do we store and have to organize things in our homes hundreds of times over our lifetime and why should we spend vacation days and weekends cleaning things we hardly use?
If you’re on a journey of decluttering and want to get rid of whatever you don’t need or use but worry about the money you spent on them, or just want to make some extra cash, then I have some tips for you!
And no, it’s not having a yard sale (but you could do that).
While a yard sale is great for getting rid of large amounts of items fast, you definitely won’t make a ton of money off of one and if you have high-value items you won’t get what they’re worth.
So check out my favorite places to sell your stuff EASILY online!
TIPS ON HOW TO SELL YOUR STUFF ONLINE
SELLING CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, AND SHOES
It’s super-easy to get rid of clothes, accessories and now even small home items with apps like Poshmark and Mercari.
My favorite and one that I’ve sold a bunch of my own stuff on is Poshmark.
So far I’ve sold 29 items as of writing this blog post and have made a total of $341.80 (see a screenshot from my account below).
I didn’t want to deal with shipping labels or customers etc and Poshmark makes it SUPER EASY to sell my stuff.
You basically just take some pictures, list it in the app and when it sells Poshmark will send you a prepaid pre-addressed label for you to print out, slap on your box and put in the mail!
Best of all you can get free boxes right from USPS so there is no extra cost there.
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Mercari is similar to Poshmark.
What I like about the Mercari and Poshmark apps is that you have full control over pricing and listing your items. The only downside is you will have to store the items until they are sold.
Want to get rid of boxes of items faster?
ThredUp is another place where you can sell your items online but it’s a little different from selling on PoshMark or selling on Mercari because you’re selling your items to ThredUp and not directly to another person.
If you want to check out ThredUp you can get a $10 Credit using my referral link here.
These options give you less control over pricing and probably won’t earn you as much money as you would on Poshmark and Mercari but they will help you declutter faster.
Do you have really high-end luxury items you want to sell?
The RealReal is a luxury consignment site where you can find and sell designer pieces from Gucci, Chanel and more.
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SELLING ELECTRONIC’S, CD’s, BOOKS, AND LEGOS?
Do you have drawers full of old electronics? How about shelves of CDs, books, or DVDs?
Decluttr is an app/website that allows you to instantly see what your items are worth.
Have a ton of LEGO’s? Decluttr also buys them! Plus you don’t even need a set of them because they will buy individual bricks.
You can check out Decluttr here.
Gazelle is another site where you can sell your electronics. I would compare each to see which one gives you more money.
You can check out Gazelle here.
SELLING FURNITURE AND OTHER LARGE ITEMS (THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO SHIP)
Furniture or heavy items are great to post on local selling sites like Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, or LetGo.
I’ve purchased many things from these sites myself and they’re super easy to use.
As with anything just be cautious and make sure to meet up in public areas. For heavy items make sure you’re not home alone when someone comes to pick the item up. If possible have the item already outside or close to the door.
I also usually check out the person’s profile as well and always communicate through the platform so it’s tracked.
Maybe I am a bit paranoid but it’s better to be safe than sorry :).
SELLING EVERYTHING ELSE
Ebay and Craiglist are great ways to sell almost everything. You can sell the above items already mentioned if you want as well as home decor, fitness, jewelry and more.
eBay is also great for selling old electronics that may not be accepted by the two apps I mentioned earlier. You can also sell power cords and other accessories on this platform.
If you’re intimidated about selling on Ebay or Craiglist there are a bunch of YouTube videos and articles on how to sell on these platforms so do your research.
I haven’t personally tried eBay or Craigslist but I may dip my feet into selling on these platforms at some point so I can report back on my experience.
SELL STUFF AS A SIDE HUSTLE
Sometimes after selling your clutter, you may start to actually like selling things!
I have come to love it and plan to start selling more items on Poshmark as a side hustle. Poshmark has a feature where you can open a boutique which is something I may also try out.
If selling things sounds like something you would love to do as a side hustle I highly recommend checking out out my friends over at Flea Market Flipper.
They host a free webinar that you can check out here where they teach you how to flip items in your home as well as items you pick up at thrift shops, flea markets, and garage sales.
They also go into selling on eBay and craigslist. So even if you’re not interested in starting a side hustle, I recommend at least watching the free webinar to help you with selling things around your house.
HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED WHILE DECLUTTERING AND SELLING YOUR STUFF
It’s super easy to get discouraged during the decluttering process. Check out 52 Easy Items to Declutter for some ideas of what to get rid of first.
To start, you will want to get some boxes or bins for things you want to trash, sell, and/or donate.
Put everything you want to trash and donate near the door and get it out of the house asap.
For items you want to sell, bring them to an area you can store them until they sell. You will also want a clean area in which to prep and take pictures for your listings.
If you find yourself stuck and paralyzed at the thought of getting rid of things try listening to free podcasts.
Some of my favorite podcasts about decluttering and organizing are ClutterBug, A Slob Comes Clean, and Organize365. If you’re not familiar with podcasts they are free and can be streamed on your free podcast player on your phone or tablet.
I also highly recommend you consider grabbing Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Joshua Becker’s book The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own.
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