There are plenty of times when we could all use a little extra. Here are 7 things you can sell for extra cash when you need it.
1. Books, old cell phones, and movies.
These are all highly portable and easy to mail, which means that they’re also relatively easy to sell and make extra cash from, even to people outside of your own area.
2. “Big boy” toys.
These are things like ATVs, dirt bikes, boats, and campers, along with extra cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Recreational vehicles are great when you have the time and money to enjoy them, but a drain on your finances when you don’t. Eliminate the drain (extra insurance, maintenance, repairs, and gas) while you bring in some extra cash at the same time.
Maybe that box of stamps that your uncle gave you 20 years ago is worth something now. Or maybe you’ve got other collectible goodies stashed away in the attic or basement. If they haven’t seen the light of day in years, you’re not actually enjoying those collectibles anyway. So why not turn them into extra cash?
4. Musical instruments.
Is your teenager’s trombone from 4th grade still tucked away in a closet? Or what about that old guitar you meant to learn to play but never did? Musical instruments can be relatively easy to sell. If you know them and the market well, you may even be able to buy old ones at a garage sale and resell them for a profit.
5. Designer handbags.
Designer bags that are still in style can bring some quick cash, especially if you have all of the materials that help prove they are authentic.
You may have noticed that gold prices are still through the roof. If you have gold jewelry or coins, it’s simple to turn them into extra cash. Just be sure you understand the value of what you have so you get what your gold is worth.
7. Everything in your storage unit.
Unless you’re in the process of moving right now, paying for a storage unit means you’ve got things that you aren’t using. No matter what’s in there, you clearly don’t use it very often, if at all. In fact, you may not even remember what’s in your storage unit. That’s just what happens when things get tucked away for an extended period of time.
But sell those items for extra cash (even if it’s for pennies on the dollar) and not only will you have a little more money upfront, you’ll have more money every month to come — because you won’t be out the monthly rent for the storage unit.
What else could you sell for extra cash?
Pretend you’re moving and identify everything you have laying around the house that you wouldn’t bring with you or no longer need. Turn those unused items into cash you can actually use instead, and clear up space in the process.