Do you need some fast money? Here are some household items to sell for quick cash now!
Sometimes you just need to make some extra cash quickly.
You could always start a side-gig but it might take several days before you get your first paycheck.
Instead, why don’t you look around your house, garage, or storage areas and see if there is anything that you can sell to make some quick cash now to get you through the month.
I bet there are several things you can sell to make money. Someone else might just be looking for what you have and consider it a treasure!
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Household Items to Sell for Quick Cash Now
Read on to discover the best household items to sell to make quick cash.
1. Children’s Clothes
Children, especially little ones, outgrow clothing so quickly. If you have children’s clothes in good condition, particularly brand name clothing like Gap, Gymboree, H&M, you can certainly make some money. Aim to sell complete sets and try local groups or online (Craigslist, OfferUp) or kid’s consignment stores.
2. Baby Items
Baby items are in hot demand and generally the easiest things to sell since they are SO expensive to buy brand new. You can always find someone looking for great deals on baby items. I always looked for these deals and I ended up selling (or re-selling) many items that my girls outgrew. You can try listing things like:
- high chairs
- play mats
- baby wraps/carriers
Toys are another great item to sell. Many people buy used toys (I’ve bought lots of used toys, mostly through local avenues.) Some toy ideas that sell well:
- play kitchens
- board games
- vintage toys
4. Electronic items
Electronics are another big seller! People want cheaper electronics and will always be looking for a great deal. You can even sell non-working electronics for parts (just be sure you clearly mention that they are not working in your listing).
If you have 2 or more of an item, like a TV, sell the extra one (or sell them all and become a screen-free family!) Some ideas for hot-selling electronic items:
- old phones
- DVD/Blu-Ray players
5. Video Games and Consoles
Gaming systems (Nintendo, PlayStation, Wii, XBox, etc.) and video games are popular items to sell. Even vintage systems and games are popular.
New furniture can be quite pricey, so I always shop for used furniture and I’m sure lots of other people do too! Older antique furniture also sells well. Many people like to buy older furniture items, fix them up, and use them (or resell them!). You can try selling:
- beds & frames
Brand new tools are very expensive, so people will be looking for a deal! If you have tools in good condition, you can find someone who will want to buy them.
Scour your bookshelves and look for:
- popular titles
- first editions
- signed copies
- other popular books
9. Household Items/Decorations
If you have any nice decorations or other household decor, you can sell these too!
- decorative bins
You can also sell holiday decorations! Aim to start selling these about 1-2 months before the holiday for best results.
- Christmas trees or wreaths
- Christmas lights
- Outdoor decorations
- Halloween costumes
- decorative sets
10. Clothing, shoes, handbags
Clothes, shoes, and purses can also be sold. If you have designer brand names (Chanel, Prada, Gucci, etc.), someone else would be happy to buy them at a discount from the store price!
11. Jewelry and accessories
Do you collect high-quality jewelry? These will sell well. In addition to jewelry, you can sell:
Group some of these items together and sell them as a set!
12. Yard or Outdoor Items
Clean out your yard and get rid of any good outdoor items.
Try to sell these in the spring time when people will be planning their spring and summer adventures:
- swing sets
- play equipment – slides, etc.
- kiddie pools
- sports equipment
- bikes – especially kids bikes
- lawn mowers
- garden pots or planters
- outdoor furniture
13. Exercise Equipment
Brand new exercise equipment can cost a pretty penny! If you have equipment in good condition, someone will want it!
- stationary bicycles
You can even try selling exercise videos or work-out clothes.
Do you have any kitchen appliances that you don’t use?
You can sell:
- crock pots
- Espresso or coffee machines
- Vitamix or other quality blenders
- Immersion blender
- specialty items (Chef’s knives, ice cream machines, mortar and pestle, pasta makers)
- cast iron skillets
- nice utensil set
Even if your appliance is not working, someone may be willing to buy and fix it up or use it for parts – just be sure to state that clearly in your posting.
People want nostalgic items! Check your closets and storage places for things like:
- autographed items
- trading cards
- old magazines
- military items
Anything that you think someone else would love to have!
16. Collectables, Antiques, or Vintage Items
Check your storage or collections for:
- comic books
- vinyl records
17. Musical Instruments
Each year many parents will be enrolling their kids in band or music lessons and will be looking for a way to save money on musical instruments. Do you have any that are in good shape? Then you can make some cash and help a parent out!
18. Car, Other Vehicles, and Parts
I know someone who buys used cars and fixes them up and resells them for a profit.
If your car or vehicle is working – great! If not, you can advertise it for parts or DIY to fix up. A mechanic might want extra parts to stock up on.
Here are some other ideas as well:
- any extra parts or supplies for any of these
19. Old Costumes or Costume Jewelry
People collect old costumes or jewelry. You can try selling on eBay or Etsy or even to a local pawn shop. Or maybe a local theater would want to buy your collection!
20. Pet Supplies
People try to save money on pets and pet supplies. You can sell extra pet supplies or toys that are in good condition.
- food bowls
- cat trees
21. Board games
Board games are another option. If you have a vast collection and any vintage or obscure/unique popular games, these would be best to sell (I’m thinking of games like Catan and the matching expansions, instead of the ubiquitous Chutes and Ladders).
22. Craft items
Craft or sewing items are another idea. If you like to make things and have various craft items, someone else might have the same idea!
23. Gift cards
Gift cards – we all get them! Sometimes we get ones we don’t like or won’t use.
24. Miscellaneous items
Some other random ideas of things you can sell:
- art work
- unwrapped/unused gifts
- wedding dresses
- school supplies
- unused baby supplies (extra diapers, wipes, etc.)
Where to Sell Household Items for Quick Cash
Depending on what you are selling, you have to choose the appropriate place to advertise it so the right people will see it and buy it!
Amazon – You can sell electronics, home items, major appliances, and more (I have sold used textbooks).
Gazelle – Use Gazelle to buy and sell cell phones and other electronic items.
Decluttr – On Decluttr you can sell various electronic items as well (cell phones, iPads, CDs, DVDs, etc.)
Facebook Marketplace – A great place to sell items locally. I’ve sold several large pieces of furniture here.
Swappa – A place to sell just about any electronic items (phones, iPads, computers, video game consoles and games, etc.)
Garage sales – If you have a LOT of things to sell, you could try a garage sale. Setting one up can be a lot of work and you are limited to people who will stop by on the particular days that you are open, but you can probably make a few hundred dollars this way.
Friends/Family – Maybe your friends or family need some of the things you own and would be willing to buy them from you.
Newspaper/Classified Ads – I don’t know if many people look at the newspaper/classified ads anymore, but this is another option for selling locally.
Clothing Consignment Stores (for Kids or Adults) – These will take a percentage of the profit, but you don’t have to do much work.
Speciality Stores or Trade Shows
Independent Book Stores (like Half Price Books)
Music Stores or Reverb.com – Sell new, used, or vintage music items.
Prepare Your Household Items to Sell
Before selling anything make sure it is in great shape and all your personal information and identification is removed from the item.
- erase hard drives
- remove personal information from items
- check all pockets (you might find cash stuffed inside!)
- clean it up and make minor repairs if needed
What to Do with Cash After You Sell Your Household Items
I assume that you want to sell household items because you need extra cash for a specific purpose.
If you don’t know what to do with your extra cash, here are some great ideas:
- pay off debt
- put money in an emergency fund
- save up for a vacation or a large purchase (like a house)
- fund a 401K or IRA
Start Selling Household Items to Make Quick Cash Today!
We all have lots of extra items. You can certainly find something that you don’t need anymore that someone else would be glad to buy. What household things have you sold to make some money? What would you add to this list?