We all work diligently to provide for our family. We work jobs that we may or may not like in order to pay the monthly bills and most people understand the need for a budget. However, there are times where all of our efforts seem fruitless when emergencies come up and we just need a little more cash to get us through a situation. Well, believe it or not, we all have cash lying around within the things we don’t necessarily need.
Cell Phones – The use of cell phones has grown astronomically in the past few decades and as a result most of us upgrade our phones to stay up with the new technology, yet the old cell phones we have are still valuable. Even if a phone is beyond repair, it can still be worth something and it’s better to earn a little from unused phones rather than earning nothing Best Buy has a great trade-in program for used cell phones and other unwanted electronics where you can get gift cards to use towards a new gadget within their store. There are also websites, cell phone repair stores, as well as some kiosks throughout the country that will give you money for your old cell phones.
Clothes and Accessories – Brand name clothes and accessories can be expensive, but many consignment stores will buy them from you provided they are in decent condition. Try selling on sites like Poshmark, ThredUp, Tradesy and Ebay.
Gold Jewelry – The demand for jewelry has never been higher. Gold prices are always on the rise and if you have a piece that is not damaged many jewelers will purchase the piece as a vintage item depending on the age and condition.
Diamond Jewelry – Another material that can fetch a pretty penny if you sell it to the right people is diamond. It can be a great way to get quick money as there are always people willing to buy it.
Furniture – Selling old furniture is certainly not a new concept, but what is new is the fact that people are now buying broken and seemingly useless pieces of furniture and repurposing them into new products or pieces of art.
Computers – Even though computers are becoming more and more outdated, there are people that fix old computers and will buy them for either parts or to fix up and resale.
Crafts – Even if you are not a crafty person, a quick look on any craft site can get your creative juices flowing. People love handmade crafts and are willing to pay for them. Look up the popular handmade craft site, Etsy, to get ideas of what people are selling. Or, if you are looking into making real money with crafts and DIY, check out these free craft classes online to start improving your skill, or learn a new one!
School Supplies – That old book bag that you paid a lot of money for is not just good for one year. More and more consignment stores are selling brand name backpacks and many other school supplies.
Holiday Decorations – The holidays are a fun time of year and if you have upgraded your decorations recently, there may be someone out there looking for your old ones.
Bedding Sets – It is likely that you have at least a few bedding sets hiding in your closet that can bring you a quick money at your own garage sale.
Dolls – Even though some people think dolls are a bit creepy, there are many people trolling the internet for a doll they have been looking for. It could be sitting in your attic.
Lamps – You may believe that the old lamp your aunt gave you is ugly, but always remember that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Domain Names – People purchase domain names for a number of reasons and if you happen to have one that you are not using, selling it will give you quick cash.
Skills and Services – Mowing lawns, weeding yards, and even using your vehicle for a taxi is always an option for money. You can drive for Uber and Lyft and earn up to $35 per hour on your spare time this week!
Dishes – Throughout the years you have probably acquired quite a few dishes that you no longer need. People will buy both full sets for use with their family as well as singular dishes for crafts. Take how I turned coordinating plates, bowls and coffee cups I got from the thrift store into a cute DIY upcycled tiered cake stand!
Old Tools – Just like antique books, antique tools are valuable to many people as either artisan tools or just for decoration around their shop.
Antiques – Antiques of all types are valuable to someone.
Artwork – People love artwork of any kind and will pay top dollar to have something within their home that is truly unique no matter if the artist is well known or not. Need to improve on your existing talent? Skillshare and Craftsy are two top sites online that offer many affordable art and design classes that you can do on your spare time.
Games Systems and Games – Game stores are not just there to sell you the games that you want. They also buy old game systems and games to resell.
Movies – Many of the game stores will also buy your old movies.
Scrap Metal – One of the easiest ways to make money is to pick up scrap metal and sell it to scrap yards. It is not always a lot of money, but every little bit helps.
Old Cars – I’m sure you’ve heard about it before. There are companies that will pay for your old or junk car. Yes, there are cash for junk cars in your area! Just do your own research.
Purses – Social media sites have given way to the ability to sell anything on line and one of the hottest items is purses.
Appliances – In both working condition and non-working condition, appliances are bought and sold every day to repair men throughout the country.
Sports Equipment – You may not be able to use your old sports equipment like you used to, but that does not mean that there is not someone out there that would like to have it.
Musical Instruments – Music shops are always looking for musical instruments that they can resell. Learn how to price your musical instrument before you sell it, this way you know you’re getting the highest amount of money possible.
Silver – Silver is just as valuable as gold in some instances, so do not throw it away simply because it is not gold.
Your home is full of things that you really do not need or use and therefore there is no shame in making a little profit from it. If you have not used an object in the past 90 days, you probably really do not need it, so sell it to get you the cash you need.
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