What if you could turn clutter into cash? You might be more motivated to do some spring cleaning if you could turn those items you no longer use into money in the bank. Right? The clothes that you no longer wear. The video games that your kids are bored with. There are so many items you can sell.
If you watch my YouTube channel, you know that my husband Tony and I have started working to build a resale business. While you can source things to sell at thrift stores, yard sales, and even regular stores like Walmart, you don’t have to invest a dime to start your business. You can start with the items that have become clutter in your home.
Clutter is an issue that many homes face. But what if clutter could be turned into cash? What if old magazines and books were worth more than you thought? What if the clothes you no longer wore were worth a bit of money? Let’s take a closer look at how to turn clutter into cash.
How to Turn Clutter Into Cash
Declutter One Space at a Time
First things first. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Start with one room and start with one small area in that room. Complete each area before moving onto the next. Once you have a room done, start looking at ways to sell the items you want to get rid of. Some items will be better sold online while others can be sold in person.
Post Large Items on Facebook Marketplace
You don’t want to deal with the cost of shipping something large or heavy. If you have larger items that are worth selling, post them on Facebook Marketplace. This is a great way to get rid of old furniture, electronics, and other items that are too heavy to make selling online a good option. There are also several Facebook groups that will let you turn your clutter into cash. Search for yard sale groups in your local area.
Research Items on Selling Platforms
You want to take your time to research items to see what they’re worth. Remember to filter search results to see sold listings. A person can list something for whatever they want. The important thing is what the item sold for. As you research items, you can sort the items based on where you’ll sell them.
List Items on the Right Platforms
It’s important to list on the right platforms. While some clothing and accessories may do better on Poshmark, others may sell higher on eBay. This is why you want to make sure to do your research. If you find that an item doesn’t sell, don’t be afraid to try listing it on another site.
Gather Smaller Items That Aren’t Worth Much for a Yard Sale
Last, but not least, don’t let those small items go in the donate bin before trying to sell them in a yard sale. A yard sale can be a great way to unload the items that aren’t worth much and turn clutter into cash. You’ll be getting the items out of your house and making a bit of money in the process. Remember that all those small items can add up. You may make a few hundred dollars at your yard sale.
Clutter doesn’t have to sit around gathering dust. You can turn much of your home’s clutter into cash. Whether you sell online or in person, decluttering your home can be a great way to make money. You can even turn around and reinvest the money you earned to buy more items to sell, thus starting a resale business
There are many ways to make money online. But reselling has to be one of the funnest. Don’t let yourself think that you can’t get into the business because you don’t have the funds. You can start with the items you have and go from there. Be sure to check the site for more ways to make money and save money and check out my YouTube channel for lots of great tips for making the most of your money.