Your house is a treasure trove of items that are worth way more than you could possibly imagine. To put it lightly, you might be sitting on a goldmine – which is very handy given the current financial situation in the world. We keep spending more money every month on essentials, yet struggle to see more money come into our bank accounts. Finding things around the house to sell is a genius way of giving your finances an extra little boost.
Technically speaking, you could sell anything in your house. Everything is sellable – but some things are better than others. Here are three ideas to whet your appetite and show just how much money you might be sitting on:
Okay, this sounds like a very vague “thing” to sell, but it’s more of an open category. We’ve all got old stuff lying around from when we were younger. Some of this stuff is now extremely valuable. Things like old toys, books, comics, clothes, etc.
You can get a pretty price for loads of old (or vintage) items on eBay or Etsy these days. Head up to your attic, look at all the old dusty boxes of stuff, and see if anything catches your eye. If you have old collectibles, search for them online and see if they’re valuable. Sure, most of the stuff won’t sell for a fortune, but it can still be sold for a decent little chunk – which all adds up! If you want, you can even put stuff like this in storage until you can get everything valued. Look up how big is a 10×15 if you are considering this.
Let’s be realistic here, most of us have too much jewelry. We’ve got piles and piles of things – most of which we don’t wear anymore. It’s time to have a proper jewelry audit to remove anything that no longer fits you or your style. You’ll surely have lots of pieces that can now be sold for a decent bit of cash. Ideally, you want to try and sell diamonds as they generate the most amount of money. So, any diamond jewelry you have should be taken to an authentic diamond buyer who can assess the quality and provide a fair price.
These days, we have loads of different electronics in and around the home. More to the point, we cycle through electronics every year or so. Most of us get a new smartphone every couple of years, while there are new game consoles for kids that come and go. It means we’re always throwing old electronics out when we should be selling them. A two-year-old iPhone can still fetch a couple of hundred dollars if kept in good condition. The same goes for old TVs and many other things. Next time you think about throwing an electronic device out, sell it online instead.
Take these three ideas as inspiration! There are lots of other items in your home to sell for extra cash. In a world where every little helps, this is one of the best ways to keep your finances ticking over. Get into the habit of trying to sell things before you throw them away, just to see if they’re worth anything. Likewise, stop hoarding old stuff and have clearouts now and then where you can sell things to get more money.
Be safe out there,
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