We all have items in our homes that we haven’t used in a very long time, and will most likely not use again. Most people don’t realize how much money can be made from the old junk they have and then they end up throwing it away. Instead, try looking at everything you have that you don’t use and try to get some money from them. Here is a list of 4 common valuable items people don’t realize they can make some cash from.
Games, CDs, and DVDs
There is a lot of money to be made off your old disks that can increase the balance of your bank account. I have seen a countless amount of people end up giving these away to charity, other people, or just end up throwing them away. There are many ways to make money off of selling these. Services like MusicMagpie can really make this process simple and easy. What you would have to do is enter the items you want to sell, they then give you a price. Once you have the price and accept it, they will send you a shipping label and then you receive money once they get the items.
Any type of appliance can be used by someone else, so why not give them a chance to pay a lower price for it? Whether it is a large appliance or a small one, try posting an ad to see if someone is willing to pay for it. You will be surprised at how much people will pay for them, just make sure to still have them priced lower than regular retail prices. You can also try and have a yard sale to get rid of them as well, but if you decide to do a yard sale, make sure you have enough because you will most likely have a lot of visitors.
When you plan on getting a new set of furniture, don’t just throw out or give away your current set. A lot of people tend to buy second hand furniture due to the high retail price of brand new furniture. Same as appliances, post up some advertisements in your local classifieds and see who contacts you. There are so many different ways to post ads up on the internet that will get you at least a few potential buyers.
Most people think that selling clothes isn’t a good idea and end up donating them or throwing them away. Although donating is a great option since it helps give back to the community, you can still get money from them, especially designer high quality clothes. While it might be hard to sell each piece separately, try selling them in bulk, this will appeal more to potential buyers and you will be able to offer them at a decent price.
There are plenty of other items in the typical household that will be worth some money, but these ideas should help you get started.