Household items can be the treasure hidden in plain sight when you start looking for household items to sell for quick cash.
There are so many reasons why people want to make quick cash. It could be to get out of debt, make extra money for the holidays, or getting their finances together.
Just before the holidays is the right time to declutter your home. You can get rid of anything that you haven’t used in a while or don’t see yourself using in the foreseeable future.
Name it downsizing or decluttering, you can do it in many ways and there are resources in today’s world that can help you get better at it.
They can also help you get a better idea of the “fair price” for anything. These range from eBay to Facebook groups.
10 Household Items to Sell for Quick Cash
In this piece here, we will enlist some of the most obvious and some not-so-obvious household items to sell for quick cash. So, let’s get started and make some bucks.
1. Old Cameras and Accessories
Admit it the world has moved faster than we had anticipated it to. Technology has taken over everything and many things that were “in” some time ago aren’t so popular now. These include the old cameras and their accessories.
If you have moved on to a modern DSLR or rely on your high-megapixel smartphone, you can find your “buried” old camera and sell it. In fact, you might get some decent bucks out of it if you can run it across someone collecting old cameras.
KEH.com has built a good reputation in a short time and is the go-to resource for many photographers to sell their old cameras. It will take you around 10 business days to get the money via check or PayPal once you accept their quote.
2. China, Silver, and Crystal
When was the last time you used fine China you “inherited” from your grandma, my guess is you don’t remember, right? The same can be said for some silverware and old-fashioned crystalware.
You can easily sell these things online to make money. You can sell them on auction sites such as eBid or iOfffer. I have personally used eBid a couple of times. They keep an acceptable amount of percentage and process payments securely through PayPal.
Etsy is also a large site to sell your vintage items including old dishes.
Selling through these sites will take some days after you get the money in your hand. On the other hand, if you want cash really quick, do some hard work and set up a yard sale.
Or, you can sell these to a local pawn shop, but don’t expect to get as much money as you might get from the online marketplace.
3. Old Books
Books are to treasure forever, but who said all the books. Maybe, buying three different covers of the Harry Potter books wasn’t a clever idea after all.
And who keeps old textbooks from college? If they are stocking your bookshelves, they can be the first ones to go.
Besides, you can also use any local indie bookstore to sell used books and Indiebound is a good resource to find bookstores in your area.
4. Vintage Costume Jewelry
It is hard to know a woman who doesn’t own a costume jewelry collection. If you happen to have inherited your mother’s or grandmother’s collections, you may be in for some high-dollar items.
Costume jewelry became widely popular during the Great Depression of the 1930s. In that time, a few brands of costume jewelry including Napier Jewelry and Trifari made their way into collections of celebrities and royals. These brands had great quality and creativity and carry good value even now.
Just look for their logos on any of the vintage jewelry you may have and you can make thousands of dollars from just one piece.
Here is a pro tip, most people don’t have a clue about these vintage jewelry items and may put them up for sale for a dollar or two in their yard sales. So, do keep a lookout for them. What they say “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
Furniture is something that you can literally sell on the street. You may have a bookcase, a desk, a chest, a table, or a sofa that you don’t use anymore or want to switch to something else.
It is always a good thing to dust up and put some furniture polish to buff it up a little bit and make it look better. You should also have a good idea about how much a particular piece would be valued at. Value My Stuff provides appraisals for almost anything and should give you a good idea about the value of your furniture.
Measure up your piece of furniture, note different details, and publish it online. In fact, now, there are Facebook groups that have members from a specific community/area and are a good place to start.
Selling to a local furniture shop will give you quick cash but it may not pay you as much as you might get from selling on other portals.
6. Used Toys/Sports Equipment
If you have kids, you would agree that nothing piles up like toys and/or sports equipment. For Swap.com, you just have to pack the used toys and send them. They will take the pictures and post them on their platform. You will just need to accept the price they quote. If you don’t like the price they will send the toys back or will denote to any charity of your choice.
These can include things like bikes, scooters, cradles, cribs, and even large slides. I have to say bikes and scooters sell quite quickly on Facebook Marketplace.
7. Your Wedding Dress
Okay, this should be down to personal choice. Some women like to keep their wedding dresses because they hold a sentimental value for them. While others hope to see their daughter wear it on her wedding day. All this while, the wedding dress does nothing but collect dust.
Get over emotions and make sensible choices. You don’t know whether your girl will end up preferring your wedding dress or not and you definitely have a lot of other things to keep your wedding day memories afresh.
Stillwhite.com and preownedweddingdresses.com are good reputable sites to get this done. Nonetheless, get your wedding dress dry cleaned by a professional and this one certain get some quick and easy bucks.
8. Handbags and Purses
Most women do have more handbags and purses than they actually need. Whether it is a handbag you got as a Christmas gift or have just moved on from a purse that you had for too long, you can make some cash out of these.
9. Old Magazines, Postcards, Luggage Tags, and Movie Posters
If you happen to have some old magazines like first editions with famous people on the cover, you can sell them for quite a few dollars.
Similarly, vintage postcards, some old movie posters, and luggage tags can be sold for some quick cash.
I have personally used eBay for selling some old National Geographic magazines and it did go smoothly.
10. Old Games, DVDs, CDs
If you no longer own a cd or dvd player or have old games you have outgrown or no longer use, now is probably the right time to get them out of your house and sell for quick cash.
If priced right, these will sell fast when listed on eBay. There is a market for these items because there are many movies that have not made it to blue ray.
There you go, we have listed 10 things you can sell easily and effortlessly for quick cash. Online forums have made it super-easy to sell items within the comforts of your home. These items are easy money and you can literally have money in your pocket by the end of the day.
I must say it is always a good practice to try a few different portals for each item to see what best you can get out of it.
In addition, always try to improve the condition of the items to whatever degree you can. These are particularly important for things like pieces of furniture or clothing. So, doing a polish or repairing a rip won’t cost you much but can add quite a few bucks to the final price and sell quickly.
That’s all I have for now. Do comment below to let us know what you think of this list and if you have any questions.
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