Need extra cash? You have lots of options right in your home! Here are 15 household items you can sell for cash, plus 5 more ways to make money.
Are you looking for some extra cash? Perhaps you had an unexpected bill arise, or just want a little extra spending money. Well, believe it or not, you can find cash hiding in your own home. Not sure where to look? The good news is, you don't have to look hard to find household items you can sell for cash. You just need to get a little creative. Take a look below at these 15 household items you can sell for cash, as well as some other ways to make a few extra bucks!
15 Household Items You Can Sell for Cash
1. Your soda cans.
Take your empty soda cans and other aluminum products to a local recycling center. They will weigh them and give you cash on the spot.
2. Your wine bar.
Save those old wine corks as crafters love using them for their projects. Many people are buying wine corks on eBay and Etsy for crafting needs. You may also be able to sell empty, decorative wine bottles to collectors via these methods as well.
Cash in on scrap silver no matter what condition it is in! Take it to a local jeweler who is buying silver and they will weigh it and pay you cash on the spot.
Cash in on that scrap gold no matter what condition it is in. Take it to a local jeweler who will weigh it and make you an offer. It is a great way to get cash for jewelry you don't use anymore.
5. Outgrown children's clothes.
Take gently used children clothing items and accessories to a local resale store such as Once Upon a Child. They will be happy to pay you cash for the items your child no longer wears.
6. Your own clothing.
Gather up your gently used clothing items and get cash for them at a local consignment shop. Clothing that is in good shape and still in fashion can bring a couple of dollars per piece. Don't forget to comb through your shoes, belts, and purses while you are at it as often times these items can be sold as well.
7. Your teens/tweens clothing.
Stores such as Plato's Closet will pay cash for your teens gently used clothing, accessories, and even shoes. Gather the items they no longer wear and take them in for cash!
8. Knick-knacks and collectibles.
Do you have knick-knacks and collectibles you no longer use or need? Collectors want to get their hands on them! Check out local antique shops who may be interested in buying your collectibles from you. Take photos of what you have or take the actual item in if possible for them to make an offer on.
9. Old video games.
Gather up those video games your children no longer play and take them to a buyback store OR try selling them on eBay. People are willing to pay cash for video games and may be interested in the ones you have!
Sell your books both old and new on Amazon or auction sites such as eBay. Collectors and avid readers are looking for all sorts of books and willing to pay cash to get their hands on them.
11. Your closets.
Gather all of your odds and ends hiding away in closets and storage and have a yard sale. If you haven't used these items in months, chances are you won't use them. Sell them instead and get the cash you need.
12. Old cellphones.
Do you have a junk drawer hiding old and broken cell phones? If so, you can sell them for cash. There are tons of online buyers on both eBay and legit sites such as Gazelle.com who will pay you cash for your cell phone!
Do you have a lot of power tools and hand tools? What about a tool bench or tool chest? People are always looking to buy these items second hand at a bargain price. You can try selling these items via online auctions or just place an ad in a local paper or online sale site.
14. Kitchen appliances.
Do you have appliances you no longer use? Did you go overboard on buying Pampered Chef products? You can get cash for these items on eBay or online sale sites. Comb your kitchen for these collectible and sought after items and get cash for them.
15. Gift cards.
Clean out that purse and dig up all of those unused gift cards. You can sell them for about 75% of what they are worth on sites such as eBay or CardPool. This is a great way to get rid of purse clutter and get some cash.
Besides household items you can sell for cash, there are other ways to make money with the things you already have.
5 More Ways to Make Extra Cash
1. Handmade items.
Are you a gifted crafter and love making things? You can sell your handmade items as well as crafting supplies on Etsy. Appeal to buyers all over the world who are looking for handmade swag and will be willing to pay cash for yours.
2. Cash in that change stash.
Do one last dash for cash by collecting all of the change you can find in your house. Take it to a coin machine that will count it and give you cash for it. Opt to use a machine that doesn't charge a fee. These are often found in banks.
3. Driving for Uber.
People are always willing to pay for a ride to get where they need to go! Try signing up to be an Uber driver and get paid to take people to their destinations. Check and see if Uber runs in your area and if so, get on board!
15. Freelance Writing.
Writer's Digest is always posting companies and people willing to pay for freelance writers. If you are skilled at writing, find money right in your own computer. Check out the Writer's Digest website for current opportunities and see if any interest you.
20. Rent Out Your Shed.
Do you have a storage shed you don't use, or don't fill up? Rent it out! People with bikes, small ATVs, and other items that need to be stored will gladly pay you for use of your space.
There you have it, 15 household items you can sell for cash. The next time you need a few extra bucks, give these tips a try!