With Spring comes Spring cleaning. It is an opportunity to sort through your belongings and declutter your living space. It can seem like a daunting task, but when you have the incentive to make a little extra cash and simplify your life, it should come easily. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, and in the online world there is a place to sell everything.
Craigslist and Ebay have forever been the go-to websites when it comes time to sell your extra items. If you are looking for something new, there are plenty of other places to sell your stuff online.
If you are low on time and want to start selling immediately, the website Tinypay prides itself on ease and quickness. You do not even need to sign up for an account. All you need to do is post each listing with your PayPal account and you receive cash and e-mails through the e-mail account that you already use. It also allows for easy embedding of your listings into your social media sites, so advertising is a breeze.
If you are feeling a little more ambitious, there is a site for that too. Shopify is an entire store front devoted to your goods only. You can even accept credit cards and arrange for shipping through your store’s website.
If you want to deal with local people only, Craigslist is not your only option anymore. Zaarly allows you to sell to people in your area. It has a lot of cool features that eases the process of selling and coordinating exchanges. YardSellr is similar in that it allows you to deal with local people. However, it deals in niche products that you may not find on Zaarly. Through YardSellr you can customize searches as well as set up RSS feeds if someone in your area is looking for the rare Beatles portrait that you are looking to sell.
If you want to go the charitable route, KarmaGoat is your solution. It allows you to pick charities that the proceeds of your sales go to.
There is a solution specific to parents as well. ThredUP will send you a prepaid shipping bag to use to fill up with children’s clothes. They do the hard work for you and sell your items. You can either pocket the cash or spend it at their store for the next size up.o
If you have a collectible that you can’t see yourself parting with, the website called Keepio has a solution for you. Keepio will connect you will like minded people that share the same passion for comic books or other collectibles. Letting go of items with sentimental value is much easier when you know the new owner shares the same passions and interests. On the flip side, if you have an item that you can’t wait to get rid of and you need to vent before selling it, the Internet has you covered. Never Liked It Anyway allows you to post the story behind why you are selling your item, for example an engagement ring. There is definitely something therapeutic about venting while making extra cash in the process.
Now you have no excuse but to go out and sell all of the items you previously did not think you could. If it’s collecting dust and you haven’t used it in years, it is probably time to part ways. Once you get started making money off of your old junk it can become addictive. Living simply and recouping cash spent on old items is rewarding in itself but it also makes you think twice next time you are faced with buying an item.