Are you looking for ideas to make some extra cash? Or, maybe you’re just sick of the clutter in your home.
When we were trying to pay off debt quickly, we sold a ton of our unwanted stuff to declutter and make money. It felt great to get rid of a bunch of clutter and even better to put some of that money toward debt.
So, below are my favorite apps to sell, consign, and trade in your old stuff for some extra money!
Let’s get started!
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Selling apps to declutter and make money
Poshmark is a social selling community where you can buy and sell your preloved fashion. It’s easy to use; you just snap a picture, fill in the description, and set a price. Simple!
You then promote your items in your closet by sharing with your followers and joining the posh parties they have throughout the day.
When someone buys something from your closet, Poshmark processes the payment for you and emails you a prepaid shipping label.
Even better, you can order priority shipping boxes and envelopes from USPS for free! So no buying shipping materials.
Fees: There is no fee to list your items on Poshmark. They charge a flat $2.95 fee per item under $15, and anything above is 20%.
Make sure to check out Poshmark for Beginners to find out how to get the most for your clothing!
eBay is a well-known selling app and website where you can sell and buy pretty much anything. I have resold many thrifted items as well as things around my house on eBay since 2008.
The app is user friendly. To list your item, you take pictures, fill in the description, and set a price.
If you have a lot of stuff to sell, you can open an eBay store for discounted fees, and you can promote your eBay store for faster sales.
Fees: You get a certain amount of free listings a month, then after that, a small listing fee. Selling fees vary per item and price.
Although similar to Poshmark, Mercari is not just home decor and preloved fashion.
It is free and easy to list on Mercari. When you make a sale, you print out the label, ship it, and get paid.
Fees: Mercari charges a flat 10% fee when your item sells.
Yard sale apps to declutter and make money
Offerup is a pretty cool app that I have used to both buy and sell on. It’s quick and simple to list your stuff for sale; just add a picture and description.
You then have the option to sell and ship nationwide for a small seller fee, or you can meet the buyer in person for free.
5: Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace is a great way to sell and buy locally. It’s easy to use by just adding a picture and description.
I like to use it to sell larger items. I would recommend to cross-post your listing to other local yard sale pages on Facebook for a faster sale.
Varagesale is a neat virtual yardsale app with a Poshmark feel. This app is perfect if you just want to list as you clean out and don’t want to have one big yard sale.
Varagesale was created to be a safer way to buy and sell items locally instead of anonymously, so they verify everyone who joins.
I love that you can click the person’s profile and see their ratings and all their items for sale in one place…like a yard sale.
Consignment apps to declutter and make money
Thredup is an online thrift and consignment store. It’s a great option if you have little time to list and sell your own pieces.
Simply request a cleanout kit, fill it with your gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, and get paid!
Thredup takes care of inspecting, photographing, listing, and shipping. You just sit back and wait for the payment. Just be sure to send high-quality pieces with no signs of wear, damage, or alterations.
Although you won’t get as much as you would if you sold it yourself, it is still a great option that requires little effort.
Thredup is also a great way to get name brand clothing at a great price! Make sure to signup and get $10 toward your first purchase here!
TheRealReal is a luxury fashion consignment app and website. This app is excellent if you have an expensive taste in fashion, jewelry, or fine art.
The company offers to pick up in 16 different cities, or you can request a consignment kit with everything you need to get you started.
After you send in your items, they authenticate and photograph them. Most things sell very fast, which means you get paid quickly. They state you could receive up to 70% of the sale price.
Keep in mind, you won’t get as much with consignment, but it’s a great option when you don’t want to do the work yourself.
Decluttr is an app where you can sell back your phones, tech, CDs, DVDs, games, etc. This app and website are super simple to use with no fees.
You scan the barcode or enter the item you want to sell, choose the condition it’s in, and they’ll give you a buyback price.
Then, you ship your box off with the free shipping label they provide and receive next day payment after receiving and inspecting it.
Bookscouter is an app and website that helps you sell your used books. So, if you have any recent textbooks or popular books lying around, you can sell them back for some quick cash.
All you do is scan the barcode on the back of your book or enter the ISBN. Then, Bookscouter shows you the best buyback site with their offers.
There are no fees since they are buying from you. Just make sure to follow the book condition guidelines from the different book vendors.
I just used this app to get rid of a bunch of books I had around the house. I received almost $200 for all the books…not bad!
When we decided to start paying off our debt, we sold a lot of stuff to make extra money to help pay it off faster.
We all have things lying around the house that we don’t want or use. Why not turn that unwanted clutter into cash, and put it to good use paying off debt or saving an emergency fund.
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