Whether you want to create some extra cash for something specific, such as the holidays or a special trip, or even if you simply want to declutter your home and are wondering if you could sell some things you no longer need or want.
Most people are genuinely surprised when they find out just how much money they actually have lying around their house purely in things they’ve never used.
When it comes to clearing up some cash from the things in your house, it’s important to understand that it’s not just things you can sell off in a useable condition that can create money for you, it’s also broken things that can be sold for parts and to be restored or recycled. Things like old mobile phones, computers, televisions, other electrical appliances, and even things like old door handles, sinks, pipes and so much more can be sold off when no longer needed. You may think you wouldn’t get a lot for these, but imagine you’re carrying out some bigger renovations in your home, such as installing a new bathroom or kitchen.
When you get all of the old fridges, cookers, sinks and taps removed, they would typically just be sent to a specialist skip, but there’s really no way of knowing where this stuff ends up, so not only is it potentially harming the environment by not being recycled, but you’re not making any money back for it when it’s actually worth something.
Although scrap metal pricing will vary from place to place, it’s always a good idea to shop around and go with a reputable dealer so that you can be sure of, not only avoiding getting ripped off, but to ensure that you’re not selling to someone who won’t make sure the metal is disposed of in a way that benefits the environment.
Whilst you may not need to start ripping out the plumbing of your home to free up any cash in it, you probably still have a lot of stuff lying around that you can easily sell for a good price.
So, here are just a few places you can look to when thinking about the things in your home currently gathering dust that could be instead decluttered in exchange for cash.
The original and most well-known online marketplace when it comes to selling and buying pre-owned items. You can sell everything from your sofa to your earrings on eBay, and although they do take a commission of your sales as a selling fee, this is an excellent place to make a good amount of cash for things you just have lying around at home.
Social media, especially Facebook is a great place to go if you’re looking to sell unwanted and pre-loved items from your home. The best way to do this is by looking for buy and sell groups in your local area and listing your items. Not only is this a good way to build trust from buyers because they can meet you in person, but there are no fees involved.
If you have enough items to justify it, a traditional yard sale is a great way to create some cash flow from your unwanted stuff, and it’s also a good way to meet new people or connect with your neighbors.
Hopefully this post has shown you, that although the most well-known ways to make money from stuff in your house are still as good as ever, that there are a few areas you may not have considered.