Do you want to make more money? You don’t have to look very far. Your home is full of things you can sell to make more money, and you’d be surprised what people will actually buy.
If you’re a minimalist and you don’t have much to sell, don’t despair. You can also sell your services and create an incredible side hustle. Any extra money you make can go towards paying down debt, saving for retirement, or saving for your next big vacation.
Below are 43 things you can sell to make more money.
I know it’s hard to part with jewelry, especially if it has sentimental value. No one is saying you have to sell your grandmother’s pearls, but if you do have a lot of jewelry you don’t wear anymore, it could be worth something. Like anything, jewelry goes in and out of style. You might have some old pieces that aren’t stylish but still have intrinsic value. Below are some examples:
1. Necklaces, earrings, and rings that are made of real gold.
2. Jewelry from high end designer brands (try selling it at TheRealReal.)
3. Jewelry from trendy designers (like Kendra Scott.)
4. Your engagement ring if you’re divorced. (Worthy is a company that specializes in this.)
There are some people who spend a lot of money on new furniture, and there are people who love getting a good deal. Some people furnish entire houses with furniture purchased on sites like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. So, if you have furniture that’s in decent condition, you can probably make money selling it. Keep in mind that furniture sells best when it is clean and when you take quality pictures of it. You can even stage your furniture with pillows or other accents to try to get the most bang for your buck. Below are some ideas of furniture you can sell.
5. Mid-century pieces your parents or grandparents gave you.
6. Bookshelves that you’re no longer using.
7. Furniture specifically for children’s rooms.
8. Expensive speciality items like bar carts or pool tables.
We all have the best intentions when it comes to musical instruments. I personally took piano for 10 years as a child, and then took a long break from it. About a year ago, I decided I wanted to practice again so I bought an electric piano and practiced for months. I even participated in a Christmas music recital. Then, life got busy and I stopped practicing. It’s been collecting dust for a few months now, and so it’s on the chopping block of things I’m going to sell soon. Here are some more examples of music accessories you can sell.
9. Get rid of the piano or violin you don’t use anymore.
10. Child sized musical instruments your kids have outgrown.
11. Music books and music theory manuals, even if they’re used.
I’m not much for kitchen gadgets. (I hate a cluttered kitchen countertop.) However, my husband loves them, so it’s always a delicate balance deciding which ones to buy and which ones to keep. Below are some examples of kitchen gadgets that many people would like to buy if you don’t have a need for them anymore.
12. The KitchenAid mixer (especially if you never use it.)
13. Your bread maker.
14. Unique, specific gadgets like a sandwich maker or gadget to hard boil eggs perfectly.
15. Expensive knives that you no longer use.
16. Cast iron pans.
Clothing and Accessories
Clothing is one of the easiest items you can sell to make extra money. The main reason is that we all have a plethora of clothing. Even if all of your clothes fit you, there are likely some items you never wear. Clothing is a also a great place to start because cleaning out your closet feels really great. Here are some clothing items or accessories you can consider selling.
17. Designer handbags you no longer use.
18. Diaper bags, especially if they were a popular brand.
19. Maternity clothes.
20. Clothes that are either too big or too small for you.
Kids outgrow their belongings so fast. I just recently bought my son new sneakers and he went up a full two sizes since the last time I bought shoes for him. Not only do they grow out of their clothes but they outgrow their toys too. For that reason, there is always something you can sell when it comes to baby items or children’s items in your home.
21. Baby cribs.
22. Baby bottles. (Yes, parents will buy these used especially if they are a good brand.)
23. Cloth diapers. (They can be sold if you strip them before selling.)
24. Children’s clothes.
25. Children’s shoes.
26. Party supplies from your children’s birthday parties.
27. Accessories like hats, scarves, and ties.
28. Clothing from special events, like flower girl dresses.
29. Video monitors.
30. Baby gates.
31. Pack and plays.
32. Carseats, as long as they were not involved in a wreck.
Your Skills & Services
Household items aren’t the only things you can sell. You also probably have valuable skills and talents that you can use to earn more money. Now, working online and side hustling is more popular than ever. If you want to make more money, you might not even have to leave your home to do so. Below are some ideas.
33. Complete freelance writing articles.
34. Virtual assistant work.
34. Online blog management services.
35. Pinterest management services.
36. Become an Uber or Lyft driver.
37. Do odd jobs and become an assistant. (Sign up for a service like TaskRabbit.)
38. Your hair.
39. Your parking space.
40. Your car that’s too expensive. Trade it in for a less expensive vehicle!
41. Your old phone (try Decluttr.)
42. Scrap metal.
43. Old coins.
As evidenced, there are many, many things you can sell to make more money from your belongings to your services. Good luck!