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Items You Can Sell Right Now to Make Extra Cash

Do you want to make some extra money? Of course you do! Who doesn’t love finding new ways to make a little – or a lot – of extra cash? You’re in luck because there are plenty of things lying around your house right now that you can sell to make money quickly. Here are eight items you can sell right now to make extra cash.

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Old books

Those old college textbooks from your Intro to French Lit class may not be doing you any good gathering dust on your bookshelf, but someone else may be willing to pay good money for them. Check out Amazon’s trade-in program or Barnes & Noble’s Textbook Buyback program to see how much your books are worth. 

Gently used clothes

Clothes you no longer wear can be sold online or at consignment shops. Children’s clothes, in particular, tend to sell well. If you have designer labels in good condition, try selling on consignment at a high-end retail store. 


Got an old couch or dining room set that’s seen better days? Many people out there would love to give it a new home – and will pay cash for the privilege. Sell your furniture on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or Letgo

Collectibles and antiques

If you’ve got any valuable collectibles or antiques kicking around, now’s the time to sell them! Research what similar items have recently sold for and list yours at a competitive price. eBay and Ruby Lane are both great platforms for selling collectibles and antiques. 


Out with the old, in with the new -, that’s what they say. So if you’ve outdated electronics in your home, sell them and upgrade to something more unique. Apple products, in particular, tend to hold their value well and can be sold for a pretty penny. For example, say you have an Apple Watch that you no longer use or is broken. Many Apple Watch Repair Shops can fix it, and you may be surprised at how quickly it will sell!

Sports equipment

If you’re not using it, someone else probably is! So gather all those old baseball bats, tennis rackets, and golf clubs in your garage and list them for sale online or at sporting goods stores.


Just because your kids have outgrown their toys doesn’t mean they’re not still valuable! Toys in good condition can be sold online (try eBay) or at consignment shops geared toward children’s items. Popular brands like LEGO, Melissa & Doug, Barbie, Hot Wheels, and My Little Pony are always in demand. 

Power tools

Did you know that most people only use about 20% of the features on their power drills? It’s true! So if you’ve got a new power drill (or any other power tool) sitting around collecting dust, why not list it for sale and make some money? Popular platforms for selling tools include Craigslist, Letgo, OfferUp, and Facebook Marketplace. 

There you have it – 8 items you can sell right now to make extra cash! So whether you’re looking to get rid of some clutter around your house or earn extra spending money for the holidays, these tips should help you do that. Happy selling!

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