Decluttering your home can provide much satisfaction. With things cleared out, everything has a place with no messy piles. (If you are getting your home ready to sell, a good purge will save you lots of time for when you finally move.)
Here are some tips of what items are best to sell when decluttering:
Recreation equipment can be pricey when purchased new. You should do well earning cash, especially during the warmer months when people use these items most. Things such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and camping gear are sought after.
If you have an older computer or a typewriter, you might be able to make money when selling. People like to use old-style typewriters as decor. Some older computers are in demand. Do research before getting rid of such items.
You’ll need to see what games and consoles are selling in today’s market. There are nostalgia collectors searching for older games for their collections. It’s all about supply and demand for what you will get when selling.
If you are ready to digitize your music collection, consider selling old CDs. Vintage vinyl albums are highly sought after, so be sure to sell those! The same goes for movie DVDs.
Kids’ clothes in gently used condition can be easily sold. (Holiday apparel is popular in the resale market.) Adult clothing can be sold, too. If the items are designer and in good condition, consider selling on Poshmark. Otherwise, donations might be the best bet to get rid of other unused clothes.
Have a treadmill or exercise bike you no longer use? You should try selling it. Old equipment could be someone’s new workout tool.
Out-of-date furniture items at the right price are appealing to buyers for DIY projects. Antiques might sell – it all depends on the style of the item.
New musical instruments tend to be pricey. Try selling them secondhand. Pianos may be difficult to sell since they are heavy.
Some hardcover books make great decor items, especially if they have interesting spines. Try to sell such books as a set. Newer books can be resold, too. Fiction books are popular for the resale market. Have a collection of cookbooks? Consider digitizing favorite recipes and minimizing your collection to your most-used books. The rest can be sold. If you have a comic book collection, check out pricing online. You might have a gold mine.
All of the accessories for babies – high chairs, cribs, strollers, etc… are in demand on the secondhand market. Sell them.
There is a market for vintage toys as well as current toys in clean, good condition. (The Barbie with no hair will need to be tossed.)
Depending upon the item, you may be able to sell art or home decor. It’s worth a try. Items not in style or popular will probably need to be donated.
Ornaments can have value, especially vintage pieces. For example the Hallmark brand has collectible ornaments people want.
If you are paring down your tool set, sell what you do not need.
China, Dishes and Glassware
If your collection of dishes is large, perhaps it is time to downsize to what you actually use. Try to sell the rest. If that is not successful, consider donating them. The same goes for glassware.
There are many tools for mixing, dicing, baking, blending and more. Take inventory of your kitchen appliances and keep only those you actually use. Vitamixers and air fryers are popular right now and would be good items to sell. If your unused appliance is older, consider donating it.
Not in love with an antique item in your home? You may be able to make some cash by selling it. You’ll need to Google each item to get a feel for value. Mid-Century Modern items are currently very popular. If the item is not popular, a donation might be best.
You may be able to sell bedding or linens in good condition at a garage sale. Otherwise donate this type of item.
Items in your Garage
Yard equipment such as an old lawn mower, trimmer or other garden tools can be sold. Bicycles and scooters are other good items to sell. (Facebook Marketplace is a good place for these type of items.)
Where to Sell Items
If offline is your method, try a garage sale, flea market, or reach out to friends and family. Online, there are many options such as eBay (for items that can be shipped), Let Go, Offer Up, CraigsList, Poshmark (clothes/handbags/home decor), Facebook groups/marketplace or NextDoor. Everything But The House is another online option.