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Do you need some extra cash?
Are you looking for ways to make a little bit of money on the side?
If so, then you’re in luck!
In this post, I share 49 things to sell around your house for extra cash.
So, whether you have some old clothes or furniture that you want to get rid of, or if you’re looking to make a little bit of extra money from your holiday decorations, we’ve got you covered.
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49 Things To Sell Around Your House For Cash
If you are like many people, you have a lot of household items laying around your house collecting dust.
Instead of them just sitting there, or putting them in long term storage, why not sell them?
There are many options you can use to sell things you no longer need.
- Yard Sales/Garage Sales
- Amazon FBA
- Facebook Marketplace
- Local Facebook Groups
- Consignment Stores
While selling things around your house isn’t a long term side hustle, is a great option for those looking to make some fast cash.
And it is a better alternative to taking out a personal loan or using a pawn shop for money.
Here is the list of things you can make money selling today.
#1. Old CDs
If you are like most people, you have CDs lying around your house.
Instead of them taking up space, go through them and sell the ones you no longer listen to.
Or if you want to be bold, rip them all into a digital format on your computer and sell your entire collection.
To get the most money, it’s best to have the jewel case and jacket to the CD as well as the disc.
You aren’t going to make thousands of dollars here, but you will make some money that can be used for other things.
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#2. Vinyl Records
Do you have vinyl records from when you were younger?
Even newer vinyl records can be sold for a nice profit.
There are audiophiles out there who don’t like the digital sound that music has when it is on CD or listened to on an app like Spotify.
As a result, more and more people are re-discovering vinyl and paying good money for records.
In fact, you can make more money with your records than you can selling your CDs.
#3. Old DVDs And Movies
Old movies, like DVDs and Blu Rays are also something you can sell.
You will get more for a Blu Ray than a traditional DVD and the rarer the movie, the more it will sell for.
There are some popular movies that have limited Blu Ray copies out there that sell for $100 or more.
As with the tip above, you can sell the movies you no longer watch, or you can rip them all to your computer and sell your entire collection.
Whether it is a DVD player, stereo, speakers, or other electronics item, people are always looking for these items.
Many times they love the item they have and when it breaks, they would rather find another of the same item as opposed to researching and buying a different model or brand.
Prices for electronics vary, but you can sell these items for good money.
You’ll make more cash the better condition the item is in, as well as if you have the manual, accessories, and original packaging.
If you have unused laptop computers or desktop computers, you can sell these for good money.
As with many of the other items on this list, buying used is going to save the buyer a lot of money, and this is why there is a strong demand for used computers.
The selling price you get will vary based on the specs of the computer, but most any machine can be sold.
The only catch is before you sell, make sure you power it up and wipe the hard drive clean.
You don’t want to have old photos or personal documents on the drive for the new buyer to find.
#6. Cell Phones
If you have an unused cell phone, you can sell that for good money as well.
First, you will want to check and see if the phone is unlocked.
An unlocked phone can be used with any carrier, whereas a locked phone is only able to be used with one specific carrier.
Also, make sure the phone has a clean ESN or IMEI.
This is a code that identifies the phone and if it is clean, it means the phone can be activated with no issues.
If you have a clean, unlocked phone, you will be able to sell it for good money.
You can check online to see what similar phones are selling for and price yours around that.
Over the years, your closet has gotten fuller with more clothes.
At some point, you have to go through your clothes and get rid of the ones you no longer wear.
And instead of throwing them away or giving them to Goodwill, you can actually earn an income selling your old clothes.
I’ve found the best way to do this is go to your local consignment store and sell clothes that way.
You could sell online or at a yard sale, but you typically won’t sell as much or get as much for it.
It’s much easier to pay a small fee and let the consignment store handle selling it.
If you decide to try to sell clothes online, do yourself a favor and set up an online store on an auction site.
This will make it easier for potential buyers to see everything you have listed and buy more than one item.
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#8. Kids Clothing
Kids clothes on the other hand is something you can sell yourself.
And since kids grow out of clothes so quickly, you probably have a good amount to sell.
The first thing to do is go through all of the pieces and see what can be sold.
Since kids are rough on clothes, some pieces will have tears, holes, and stains.
You could take the time to try to salvage them, but you don’t have to.
Focus first on selling the items in great condition and work your way through the rest.
#9. Scrap Metal
A great trick for making money is to sell old scrap metal.
This can be washers, dryers, BBQ grills, or most anything metal like soda pop can tabs.
To sell these items, you can either find a scrap yard near you and sell them yourself, or you can find people who go around looking for scrap metal.
Selling to someone else is much easier, but you are going to get a lot less money doing it this way.
In fact, I would encourage you to just sell the items yourself to the scrap yard.
It’s not hard and the payoff is worth it.
#10. Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen appliances, like mixers, pasta makers, even toasters and counter top convection ovens are things people love to buy used to save some money.
Chances are you have an old wedding gift here that you rarely ever use.
Sell it for cash and use the proceeds for something you want instead.
#11. Dishes, Bowls And Glasses
If you have dish sets that you never use, these can be sold for good money as well.
The best way to sell these is on online platforms like Craigslist or eBay.
You could also do a garage sale, but you won’t get the most money for items at these sales.
Silverware is also something people are always looking for.
You can sell this in a similar way as dishes and bowls, but you may want to get it appraised first.
This is because some silverware can be quite valuable.
However, if your silverware was not handed down to you by a relative or you know you bought it at Target, don’t waste your time getting it appraised.
It isn’t worth much, so get what you can for it.
Selling unwanted furniture is great way to make a good amount of money.
Ideally, you sell these items online and have the person buying be responsible for getting the furniture out of your house and into their vehicle.
You could also sell the furniture at a yard sale, but you will most likely get less money for it since people who come to yard sales tend to haggle over prices.
#14. Outdoor Furniture
Patio furniture is always in high demand.
And with the high price of new furniture, it is no wonder that people scoop up used patio furniture quickly.
Selling patio furniture online is where you will make the most extra money.
But you have to be smart when you sell it.
If you live in a colder climate, not many people will be looking to buy in the middle of winter.
As a result, you won’t get as much for it if you wait to sell in the spring or summer months.
Bedding is easy to sell because everyone needs it.
And since bedding doesn’t really go out of style, you can sell it even if it is a few years old.
The best way to get the most money for your bedding is to sell it online.
You could also do a garage sale, but you might not get as much for it.
People are always looking for books.
You can sell your old novels and even textbooks for more than you think.
But you won’t get much for them at yard sales.
The real money is selling on Amazon.
While you will pay a fee to list and have to ship the books you sell, getting in front of millions of potential buyers is worth it.
To know the value of your books, download the free Amazon seller app and scan the books ISBN which is located with the bar code.
Here you see a range for what you can sell your book for.
Kids toys are a hot item to sell.
Some people prefer older vintage toys while others like newer toys.
As long as the toys are in good condition, you won’t have a hard time selling them.
The trickiest part is where to sell.
Both online and at yard sales will work as you can get a decent price for your toys.
But if you are selling older toys, you might want to reach out to a collector as they may be willing to pay more.
Bikes are expensive, including kid’s bikes.
If you have some in good condition, people will pay cash for them.
To get top dollar, make sure you clean them up a little so they look better too.
#19. Video Games
Vintage video games from the 80s and 90s can go for good money.
Even newer games and consoles will sell too.
So if you have games that you no longer play, why not earn cash selling them?
#20. Gift Cards
Do you have gift cards that you have no interest in using?
Maybe they were are a gift and you don’t shop or eat at the retailer?
While it looks like a piece of plastic, it has cash value and you can get something for it.
You won’t be able to sell it for full face value, but you can get close to it.
Selling on eBay is a simple way to make quick cash.
If eBay isn’t your thing, certain sites purchase gift cards too.
They will take a small fee for selling for you, but they could have more interested buyers, making a sale happen even faster.
#21. Sports Equipment
You can make money fast selling sports gear.
Whether it is golf clubs, baseball gear, soccer equipment, and more, many sports enthusiasts would rather save money buying used than pay full retail price.
So head out to your garage or wherever you store your old sports equipment and go through it.
Figure out what you want to sell and then list it for sale.
One important note, wait to sell the item until the sport is in season.
You will get a lot more for golf clubs in the summer months than you will in the winter months when less people are playing.
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#22. Exercise Equipment
Chances are you bought some exercise equipment at some point with the intention of using it for better health.
But you ended up turning it into a clothes hanger or you’ve fallen out of love with it.
So why not sell it?
Selling online or at a yard sale is the easiest options here.
Just make sure you clean the item up so it looks as good as it can to help you get the most for it.
#23. Outdoor Gear
Do you have gear for hiking, camping, fishing, or other outdoor activities?
Well, good news is that all of this stuff can be sold for cash.
If you don’t use it and it’s just sitting around the house collecting dust, get rid of it and earn some extra cash in the process.
You can sell online or at yard sales.
#24. Baby Clothes
Another great way to make money is to sell baby clothes.
The trick here is the same as selling kids clothes.
You have to go through it first and find the pieces that have stains and are unsellable.
Once you weed these out, you can sell the rest.
Selling these items online is a great option.
Another is to find mom market sales and sell there.
These are like consignment shops and do take a percentage of the sale, so be sure to do the math to make sure it is worth it.
#25. Baby Gear
Baby gear costs a lot of money new and people are always in need of car seats, height chairs, portable cribs, and more.
If you have these and they are in good shape, sell them for extra money.
Wipe them down to make them look good and you are set.
Bonus points if you have the manuals, accessories, and the original packaging too.
Tools are another high value item that you can sell.
Older tools get the most money as they are higher quality.
But new tools can be sold too.
Yard sales tend to be a great place to sell since more men shop here than online on places like Facebook.
You could try auction sites, but many sellers offer free shipping.
With tools being heavy, this can wipe out any profit.
A final option could be a pawn shop.
You will get a good price here and can sell quickly.
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#27. Car Parts
You can also sell car parts you don’t need.
This could be from an old car you sold, a totaled car, or just extra parts you have laying around.
There is a huge market for car parts and you could get a lot for selling them.
The best place to sell these is online on sites that specialize in selling car parts.
This way you will have a wider audience and can get more money.
You could also go to a junkyard and sell the parts there.
This is a good option if you need cash quickly as they usually pay on the spot.
Here is an outside the box idea.
Have you considered selling your car?
If you work from home now, maybe you don’t need two cars.
Or maybe you moved to a place that has bike paths and public transportation.
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Instead of paying for insurance and registration fees for something that you rarely use, sell it.
Depending on its age and condition, you could get tens of thousands of dollars for it.
If your goal is to pay down credit card debt, think of the progress you would make just by following this tip!
Do you have shoes that you no longer wear?
If so, this is an easy way to make some cash.
Sell them online or at a consignment shop.
With shoes, you often don’t need to do much to get them ready for sale too.
A quick wipe down and they are good as new.
Of course designer shoes will sell for much more than an ordinary pair of shoes.
But you can sell earn some extra money on ordinary shoes too.
There is a lot of money to be made selling handbags.
This is especially true if you have designer handbags.
In year’s past, you could sell these for a lot of money online, but now there are a lot of counterfeit purses out there.
Because of this, an auction site might require you to show proof that it is not a fake by uploading a receipt.
But don’t let this deter you.
You can sell elsewhere online and still make good money as these are cash cows.
Selling just one bag could get you a few hundred dollars.
#31. Gold Jewelry
Gold is always in demand.
You can sell old, unwanted gold jewelry and get cash for it.
The amount of money you get will depend on how much gold the piece contains and the current market value.
A good place to consider to sell is an auction house.
There you know your transaction will be safe and the chances of getting scammed are low.
You can also take your gold to a pawn shop if you want to get a loan against it or just outright sell it.
#32. Diamond Jewelry
As with gold jewelry, the same applies to diamond jewelry.
Though you can get more for diamond jewelry simply because this fine jewelry is more valuable.
Just be cautious when selling as you don’t want to get scammed out of your item or your money.
Since this is a big ticket item, you might find more questionable people are interested simply in the hope of tricking you.
Like jewelry, watches are also a big ticket item that you can sell to make money.
And like jewelry, you want to be careful when selling as there are a lot of scams out there.
The best way to sell is to go through an auction house or a jeweler.
This way you have some guarantee that you will get paid and that the buyer is legitimate
#34. Coin Collection
Do you have a coin collection?
If so, this is another item that can be sold for cash.
The best way to sell these is online as there are many buyers who are looking for specific coins.
You could also go to a pawn shop or an auction house, but you might not get as much money for your collection.
#35. Musical Instruments
This is a great option if you are looking for something that is not as common to sell.
You can sell musical instruments online or at a pawnshop.
The great thing about selling these online is that you have a larger audience and can, therefore, get more for it.
Pawnshops are good if you need the cash quickly as they will often pay on the spot.
To get the most money for your instrument, you might need to do a little bit of research to find the right buyer.
But it will be worth it in the end.
#36. Sports Memorabilia
You can sell sports memorabilia for big bucks.
And this isn’t just about if you collected baseball cards.
It includes all trading cards, sports jerseys and gear, and autographs.
To get the most money for cards, you should have the trading cards professionally authenticated.
This will add significant value to them.
And if you have any letter or proof that a game worn jersey is authentic, this too will add value.
Of course, the more famous the player, the more demand there will be for their items too.
Finally, while you can sell online, you should consider going to a sports store and seeing if they have any interest in buying as you might get more cash this way.
There is a good reason people sell antiques.
It’s because there is money to be made.
If you have antiques you no longer want, you are best served selling them and getting the money.
Your first stop should be an appraisal so you know the item is real and the current value of it.
This will help you to get the most money.
And as with some of the other ideas listed, you might want to see if a local antique store will sell on consignment so you can get a good price.
#38. Savings Bonds
Do you think that savings bonds are something you can sell to make money?
Whether you have fully matured savings bonds or bonds that are still accruing interest, there is a strong market for these safe investment vehicles.
This is especially true if they pay a high interest rate.
The issue is where can you go to sell them?
If the bond is matured, you can visit your local bank and redeem the bonds there and put the money right into your bank account.
For bonds that are still accruing interest, you can redeem these at your bank as well, though you might forfeit some interest as a penalty.
You might think you can sell your bonds to someone else, but you can’t.
Most savings bonds have your name on them and they cannot be transferred to someone else.
This is another great option if you are looking for something unique to sell.
Artwork can be anything from paintings to sculptures.
The best way to sell artwork is online as there are many people who are interested in buying art.
You could also consider an auctioneer, but this is more for highly valuable artwork.
Most people don’t have the originals, but reproductions aren’t able to be sold using an auctioneer.
As a result, online or yard sales is a better option.
Finally, if you know you have artwork from a local artist, know that this can be valuable.
Regional artwork sells relatively well, so be sure to price it accordingly.
#40. Craft Items
If you are crafty, there is a market for your items.
You can sell them online or at local craft fairs.
The great thing about selling at a fair is that you get to meet the people who are buying your items and they get to see the work that goes into each item.
This is also a good option if you make jewelry as people like to try on the items before they buy them.
And, of course, haggling is more common at fairs so you might be able to get a higher price for your items.
#41. Pads Of Paper
This one sounds odd but if you have scratch pads of paper, you can sell them.
You won’t get top dollar for these things, but you might get a couple bucks.
Whenever I go to a conference or event and they have free items like pens or pads of paper, I grab the paper.
Then when we have our annual yard sale, I sell the pads in one lot.
Every year, the paper sells.
I guess people like having scratch pads of paper and it’s cheaper to buy at a garage sale than at the store.
This one is also a stretch, but is a great option for people who take a lot of photos of scenery and nature.
Instead of doing nothing with your pictures or just tossing them in the trash, why not try selling them?
You could sell them as is, or put them in picture frames if you have extra.
You never know who might be interested in the photo and want to buy it.
Did you know you can make money selling silver pieces?
Like gold, there are people looking to buy silver as a long term investment.
You can either sell your silver as is, like bracelets, sterling silver trays, or other jewelry, or you can melt it down and sell it by the ounce.
The choice is yours, but melting silver is dangerous, so for most people not melting it is the best option.
If you have fine china that you no longer want, it is something you can sell to make money.
You can sell your china in a lot on eBay or to a local antique store.
When selling online, it’s best to take close up pictures of the plates so potential buyers can see any chips or cracks.
And make sure to list all the pieces you are selling so people know what they are getting.
With local antique stores, you might get less money but it’s a good option if you don’t want to deal with shipping.
#45. Holiday Decorations
This is a great option for people who are short on cash and need to make some quick money.
Sell your decorations after the holidays are over.
You can sell them online or at garage sales.
Most people only use their decorations for a few weeks out of the year, so why not make some money off of them?
Plus, it’s a great way to declutter your house and get rid of things you no longer want.
#46. Wedding Dress
You paid big bucks for a wedding dress that you only wear one time.
Instead of it just taking up space, why not sell it?
You could easily earn a couple hundred dollars assuming it is in good condition.
To get in front of more potential buyers, you could reach out to consignment stores to sell it for you, or see if a local wedding shop selling used dresses on consignment.
#47. Wedding Decorations
Continuing on the theme above, you might have leftover wedding decorations too.
Vases, centerpieces and more might be in a box in your basement or your storage unit.
Put them up for sale.
Many couples looking to keep the cost of a wedding down would be interested in buying these items for a lot less than buying new in the store.
#48. Pet Items
If you have pet items that you no longer need or want, you can sell them.
This is a great option for people who have pets that die or move and no longer need the items.
You could sell them online on websites like Craigslist or eBay, or take them to a consignment shop.
Consignment shops are great because they do all the work for you and you just get a check in the mail.
But, they will take a cut of the final sale price.
It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth it or not.
#49. Return Items
Finally, look around to see if you have made any recent purchases that you might regret.
Regardless if they are still unopened or you tried the item out, if you are still in the return period, take them back to the store and get refunded your money.
While this isn’t a way to make more money, it is a way to get the money back you spent.
And considering you will get all your money back this way compared to only a portion of it back if you sold it to a third party, it’s a no-brainer.
And while I am not recommending you try returning everything you bought and now regret, even if some things are outside the return window, return them anyways without a receipt.
Most retailers will issue you a store credit for the item and you can use this money on a future purchase.
Just note that you can’t do this too frequently otherwise you might get flagged.
There are 49 things to sell around your house for cash.
When it comes to selling items from your house, remember the old adage, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Don’t think that the things you have aren’t worth your time trying to sell.
There are interested buyers out there for most things, you just have to get your things in front of them.
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