We all have stuff in our homes that we no longer use. Instead of trashing it, sell it! You can actually make good money from items that are gently used.


Collectibles: You can sell collectibles, like china, silverware and even old VHS tapes on EBay and the Amazon Marketplace. Amazon charges a flat fee of $.99 for every item you sell, where EBay’s fee structure varies based on the category, type of sale (auction or set price) and other factors like the type of ad you choose.  The fees are low, like $.50 on the low end.


Selling Local: Bigger items, like furniture, instruments or machinery, can be sold on Craigslist or newer sites like LetGo, Close5 and Wallapop. You photograph and list your items, set or suggest your price and meet your customers to exchange merchandise for funds. Be sure to meet somewhere that is secure!


Clothing:  Sell your clothing on sites like ThredUp, Poshmark and Tradesy. With Thredup, you’ll make a little less because the do all the work for you. If you’re willing to photograph, list and sell each item, try Poshmark or Tradesy.   For all the clothes your kids have outgrown, try Totspot. You can have them do everything and you’ll earn a bit less, or you can do it yourself and earn more.

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