As the new year swings into action, you would be considered quite apart from the herd if one of your ambitions for the coming 12 months isn’t to make more money. With enough money, you can finally get rid of that dining room table with the wonky leg, or pay for a new sofa that doesn’t feel like sitting on a hard picnic bench.
While it’s true that we each must try our best to ‘mend and make do’ and resist the urge to waste our money on things that aren’t important, there has to come a time when we finally address all the little things that make up the big things. If you’d like to save more money, why not check out lifetime ISA options for great long-term saving options. Otherwise, let’s look at some of the household items you could begin selling today to help you make money fast.
What Should You Sell?
Before we get started with a look at some of the household items that regularly change hands over some of the best-known online buying and selling platforms, let’s first consider what we should sell.
Don’t be too hasty in getting rid of sentimental items. You could feel guilt and remorse for years to come if you were to sell something that was a heartfelt gift from a sender who later engages you in conversation about the item.
Speaking from the personal experience of selling unwanted gifts (one DVD boxset, birthday gift, unwatched, sold, and apparently an expensive and rare import that should have been treasured!), it’s tricky territory and you might be better off only selling things that you bought with your own money. Then again, if you do not find the item to be beautiful or useful, who can argue with your decision to sell it on? Like I said. It’s tricky.
Items You Could Start Selling Today
Generally, you’re going to find it much easier to sell things everybody needs, as opposed to collectors’ items with a limited audience. Popular buy and sell items include:
● Tables, chairs, wardrobes, desks, etc.
Every household needs a few wooden furniture staples. From chests of drawers and TV stands to furniture for the bedroom, kitchen, and garden – it all sells like hotcakes. Of course, don’t expect a reasonable price if your furniture is scuffed or marked (and people typically prefer to buy furniture from non-smokers).
● Turn those unwanted gift cards into cash
Everybody has a gift buyer in their life who consistently buys things that interest only themselves. A cousin who buys cookbooks and tells you which recipes to follow. A friend of the family presents everyone with yearly hampers of bizarre balms, creams, and unguents. You know the type of thing. At least with gift cards, you can list them for a discounted price and claim most of the money back on a card you’re never likely to use.
Clothes are highly prized commodities. Why? Because we all come in sizes that aren’t regularly found in the shops. Anything above or below an average size is likely to garner interest. Again, people prefer clothes from non-smokers (if your home is pet-free, you might want to highlight that fact, too!).