The stuff that’s sitting in the attic gathering dust can be an easy tool on how to make money in a flash. You probably have a lot of stuff that you don’t use anymore and they are just cluttering your room, garage, attic and even main areas of your home. An average person has about 23 items that they no longer need. Closer to home one in every five Australian admits that they have 40 things in their home that they don’t need or use. These are not items that go to the trash, these are stuff that are barely used and can be of value to someone else. So whether you are doing a general spring cleaning or just suddenly thought of cashing in on those dispensable items here are some cool and quick money making ideas without too much fuss.
How to make money from unwanted stuff
Sell Them Online
It is the age of the internet and people looking for odds and ends will normally search online for those items. Gadgets like phones, laptops and tablets are by far the easiest to sell online so if you recently upgraded and want to sell your old gadgets, there is a huge market out there and there are several sites like eBay and Gumtree where you can post your items for sale. Facebook is also getting more and more popular with selling pre-loved items like clothes, shoes and even furniture. All you need to do is take pictures of those items and post them online and you’d be surprised at how fast you can turn those “junk” into cash.
Hold a Garage Sale
This may be an old fashioned way to sell your old items but its a sure fire way on how to make money from them. What’s great about having a garage sale is that you don’t have to pay for space or advertising. Print flyers and hand them out the neighbourhood and you are good to go! Since most of your customers will be from in and around the area moving or shipping large items like furniture or appliances will not be a problem.
Join a Bazaar or Weekend Market
Although this can cost you something for the stall, the people who will go to these places are prepared to buy. You have a bigger market and the prices in a bazaar are slightly higher than in a garage sale. This is the most efficient way in how to make money from your old stuff, although moving your stuff from home to the selling area can be a little tedious especially if you have some large items to sell. In the end it will be well worth the extra effort.
If you are in a bind and need to pay off debts selling your old items can help ease those payments, of course consolidating debts can help people save money as well.