Things To Sell To Make Money

So you need more money and fast, what do you do? Look around your home and I bet there are things to sell to make money that you no longer care about, need or use.

Getting a second job, starting a side hustle or making cheap meals can help but they don’t help you make money fast.

As in now, today, tomorrow and the day after.

But you can get that extra cash fast. Right under your nose there is money to be made right now.

I’m certainly not advocating selling things you like or use. Even if you are a minimalist there are going to be things to sell and make money from that you would never have thought of.

Things To Sell To Make Quick Cash

The stuff you have lying around your home are your quickest route to easy cash.

They won’t make you rich but they will give you that cash boost when you need it most.

You can sell the following items and make money all from the comfort of your home.

I find Facebook Marketplace can give you the quickest cash turnaround. But you can also sell for cash quickly through Craigslist, Ebay, Gumtree, Preloved and other local sites.

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Things To Sell To Make Money Today

  • Wedding dress
  • Cook books
  • Empty jars (perfect for wedding favors & centerpieces)
  • Camping equipment
  • Kitchen gadgets
  • Tools
  • Purses and handbags in good condition
  • University/College books
  • CDs, DVDs and games
  • Gold jewelry
  • Old books
  • Bikes
  • Gift cards
  • Clothes – baby clothes do especially well on Facebook
  • Mobile phones
  • Designer carrier bags
  • Empty Apple boxes ( I know, weird isn’t it?)

Make Money From Home With Your Home

Your home can be making you money too and you could get started almost immediately!

Rent A Spare Room

If you have a spare room in your apartment/home, consider subletting that spare room to somebody.

If you prefer more stable cash flow you can rent it out long term to a tenant (up to a year!), Otherwise you could try and use other short term rental models like AirBnB.

You’d be surprised how much extra money you could make by renting out a spare room if you have one!

Especially with the way rents are priced at the moment, it seems there are no signs of them slowing down!

Rent Out Your Garage

There are two popular methods you can use to rent out your garage.

The first is to rent it out as a parking space (assuming you’re not using it of course), This can fetch you a good chunk of change especially if you live close to a city or in a densely populated area.

This is a pretty hands off way of renting out your garage. Negotiate your price, hand over the key and collect the rent your due!

The second way is to rent it out as a storage space, this can fetch you a higher rent but will be slightly more hands on since you will have to try your best to ensure that the items being stored are kept in the same condition.

This method will take slightly longer to get going but can help you with a relatively passive income stream once you acquire your initial clients.

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Holiday Decorations

If you are someone who prefers to have a color theme for your holiday decorations and you’ve changed them recently then why not sell the old set?

Also, Fall and Halloween decor are becoming must have items. For frugal folk these are often beyond their budget, but they would love to buy yours!

If you are confident in flipping these items you could also find more holiday decorations at online marketplaces or even at garage sales and flip them for a profit!

Home Decor

It is so easy to pick up yet another home decor item when you are out shopping. I bet you have decor items that have been relegated to the garage or attic.

Sell them!

Personally I’m a fan of buying second hand so believe me when I say people will pay you cash for your unwanted home decor.

Just make sure your furniture is in sellable condition. Clean, presentable and ideally with no bugs in sight!

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Buy And Sell Again

There are many things that are perfect for buying cheaply and selling on for a profit. If you know what to look for.

As a reformed spender you probably already know the best brands and the latest fashion must haves. These are often the best things to buy and sell for a profit.

Find your bargains to flip for a profit at:

  • Goodwill stores
  • Charity shops
  • Thrift stores
  • Garage sales
  • Even down the household tip/dump


Lego is a timeless favorite and one of the best things to buy and sell at a profit. Sell unwanted Lego or pick it up at thrift stores and charity shops to flip for an easy profit.

If you do a bit of digging online, you’ll notice that there are a few lego pieces that are actually collectibles.

Not just that! If you’re an artistic person, consider building something with your legos and sell the entire structure that you made, you’ll be surprised how much you’d be able to sell it for.

Toy Cars/Dolls

All kids have toys when they are younger but they soon grow out of it.

Once they outgrow them, it presents the perfect opportunity to sell them, there are certain toys that are quite rare as well since they’ve been discontinued.

Not just your kids, maybe you’re digging up your garage and found a few toys that you used to play with when you were younger!

Consider dusting them off, looking up that toy online and checking out if there is a market for it.

A lot of people actually collect old toys as a hobby!

Look around and there might just be a diamond in the rough.

Brand Name Clothing

Brand name clothes cost a lot when new. These are great things to sell to make money since they are typically big ticket items.

Savvy people who like to wear brands will happily buy secondhand but often don’t want to trawl through the secondhand stores.

Also, there’s a lot of hype involved around brand name clothing, that hype may not have existed when you first bought those clothes.

Obviously, the bigger the brand, the more you’ll be able to sell it for.

If you do the work, you can reap the rewards.

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Sell You

Depending on what country you live in there are parts of you that you can sell today and make some quick cash.

And I don’t mean personal services ladies!

These are all legal in some states and countries. It’s your choice about selling any or all of them for money.

Your Body

For tests, folks, just for tests! Pharmaceutical companies often need volunteers to test or trial new drugs in strictly controlled environments.

A friends student son did one of these and earned himself $2,000!

Use this website to find trials in your local area (worldwide): LINK

Other Parts Of You To Sell To Make Quick Cash

  • Plasma
  • Sperm
  • Eggs
  • Breast Milk
  • Surrogacy
  • Hair

Sell Your Photos

Obviously, you need to be a semi-decent photographer for this to work.

But if you are, selling photos on ShutterStock or other similar platforms can help you generate another income.

If photography is something you enjoy, search for people looking for photographers for their weddings, birthday parties, engagements, funerals etc.

You will need a good camera but it will help you earn some must needed income that you can use no matter what your circumstance.

Make Money With Your Opinions

You can actually make a few hundred bucks a year online completing paid surveys!

Can you believe it?

There are multiple paid survey sites that will give you cash/amazon gift cards/paypal cash just for completing their surveys on their website.

Majority of them require you to answer a series of multiple choice questions.

Google have their own rewards system called “Google Opinion Rewards“.

It prompts you to download an app, they ask you a few questions about yourself and based off of that information you’ll receive surveys.

Typically you’ll get them around once a week but it can be more or less frequent than that according to their website.

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Maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “How can I find Things to sell to make money when I have nothing?”

Don’t worry! Whatever your situation is there is a way for you to make a little bit of money on the side.

For a lot of people, the thought of saving money, living frugally and/or making extra money can be quite overwhelming!

It’s a leap of faith at the end of the day, faith in yourself to be able to resist temptations to spend money.

Faith and belief in yourself to put the work in to get that extra income, as long as you keep going at it with a positive mindset.

The sky is the limit! I believe in you!

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Last Updated on 25th August 2022 by Emma

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