May 15, 2012 11:35
| Shopping and Sales
Whether you’re trying to pay off old debts or pad your savings, making money from home can help you get there. But what if you don’t have any particular hobbies or talents that you can use to build a part-time business?
You can still make money off of the things that you find at home, as long as you know where to go. If you’re interested in trading in your unwanted belongings for cash, here’s how you can get started.
What to sell
When it comes to what you can sell to make cash, there’s no limit. Most people begin by sorting through their old clothing, but this is just the beginning. You can also sell unwanted DVDs
, exercise equipment, and any collectible items you have.
However, because clothing can be the most lucrative kind of item to sell, you will want to start there. Go through your wardrobe and take out anything that doesn’t fit or isn’t in season anymore. Contemporary items can earn you considerable cash if you take them to second hand stores. You can also take old-fashioned clothes to vintage stores and thrift shops because many people go to these kind of places to find costumes or clothing that reflects major shifts in fashion and style.
Next, you should sort through old music and movies. Though they don’t usually make you as much money as clothing, selling your entertainment second-hand is a worthy activity because it also helps you clear out much-needed space in your home. You can also clear out some shelf space by selling books and even some historic issues of collectible magazines.
And don’t forget about larger items, such as used furniture and athletic equipment. Everything from your worn sofa to your worn skis can make you more money and find a good home, especially if you’re selling it in London.
How to sell it
One of the best things about being in the city is the ease with which you can find locations to sell all of your old belongings. Take your bags of old clothing to Sign of the Time Dress Agency to get cash for each piece, for instance, or haul your furniture to A C Second Hand Furniture. A boot sale is the perfect way to get rid of other items like CDs, books, or even artwork. And if you have a handful of miscellaneous items that you don’t know where to take, you could even try a pawn shop like Cash Converters.
If you don’t want to go through the legwork of selling items instantly, however, you can always sell them online. MusicMagpie
, EBay, and Gumtree are all useful web sites for posting your items, tracking interested buyers, and eventually making the sale. These sites also allow you to broaden your buyer base beyond London, which can be especially helpful if you’re not finding buyers willing to pay what you want for an item or if you want to sell your belongings faster.
Making money off your old belongings can be a simple solution to help you reach your financial goals. All it takes is a little time and effort for you to start earning immediately.