Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to sell your old, unwanted stuff. Remember the days when you used to have to set up a garage sale, lugging all your old clothes and other junk onto the lawn, then sitting there all day while you barely made a sale? It might’ve been a little fun, but it was mostly a pain. But now, all you need is a smart phone with a camera to start making cash. So if you’ve got any old clothing, toys, furniture, or other miscellaneous crap you’re trying to rid yourself of, check out any of these helpful apps that will help you turn them into cash!
Apps to Sell Clothes
One of the easiest ways to list your old clothes online is the ThredUp app. All you have to do is order a clean out kit from ThredUp, and they will send you a bag you use to “clean out” your closet. Just throw all your old clothes (that are in good condition) into the bag and send it back to ThredUp and they will list and photograph all your items for you, while you just wait to get paid. Could making money be any easier? Not to mention, you get to physically get rid of all your used stuff at once, which makes this app appealing if you’ve just done a major closet overhaul. ThredUp even offers the option for you to have your proceeds donated to a charity!
Poshmark took the world by storm when it was revealed that user Suzanne Cannon had made over $1 million in sales on the app. With Poshmark, you can list all types of clothing, shoes, and handbags with the click of a button. All you have to do is photograph your item and list it! With Poshmark, you are encouraged to build your profile by buying from other users. Poshmarkers even develop close bonds with one another — the app even has Posh Parties, where shoppers meet virtually to shop together!
With the Vinted app, you can buy and sell old and vintage men's, women's, and kid's clothing. This app allows you to trade clothing, too! If you’re a fashionista and like to keep a steady rotation of stylish threads in your closet, this app is definitely for you. Signing up with Vinted is free, all you have to do is download the app, create an account, snap a photo of your item, and list it!
Apps to Furniture, Toys, and Other Junk
Let Go is somewhat of a jack of all trades app, since you can sell just about anything from furniture to clothing. Let Go allows you to buy and sell items locally by meeting up in person, so there is no shipping involved. But don't worry, in terms of safety, Let Go allows users to chat before transactions and have trust and safety guidelines to ensure a safe selling experience. Who knows, there could be a hidden e-commerce opportunity right in your neighborhood! According to their description, “... you’ll find a wide selection of new products, from vintage clothes, antique furniture, used books, and retro games, to electronics, pre-owned cars, and studios for rent!” Yes, you can buy a car on an app now. We’re not kidding.
Download Decluttr and finally say goodbye to all those old CDs you never listen to and DVD’s you never watch! You can also sell books and tech like cell phones and tablets. And if your kids have video games they don’t play anymore? This app turns those into cash, too.
Mercari is really a holy grail of selling apps. Sell anything from men's and kid's clothing to home storage items to beauty products. That’s right, beauty products! And if your kids are no longer using old sports equipment? You can sell these on Mercari, too. The app is simple to use: all you have to do is create a free account, snap a few photos of your item, write a small description, and list it for sale! Mercari will send you a shipping label to print, then send your item off. Easy peasy!