Turn Your Spring Cleaning Into a Cash Grab

Declutter your home and line your pocketbook with the profits.

With the spring season officially in full bloom, now is the perfect time to rid your house of any clutter — and earn some extra cash. From musical instruments to electronics and sports memorabilia, those unused items sitting in your house collecting dust might be worth more than you think.

Keep reading to see some of the best things to sell online this spring.

No. 1: Designer Shoes and Handbags

Designer labels still command big bucks, so if your major brand purchase from a few seasons ago is getting little to no use, sell it online and earn back some of what you paid. You can list items in good condition on secondhand clothing apps like Poshmark and ThredUp, where you might be able to snag over half of the retail price.

No. 2: Cellphones

Your old phone might be someone else’s upgrade. Head to websites like Gazelle or Kiiboo to get the most out of your trade-in — or drop it into one of the more than 2,000 ecoATM kiosks located in malls nationwide.

No. 3: Books

You probably won’t make a fortune selling used books, but if you have a ton of tomes lying around, it might be worth checking to see how much value they hold. Search your book’s ISBN number on Amazon or Biblio for an instant quote — just remember if you list through Amazon, you’ll be paying 99 cents for every book you sell.

And if you have leftover textbooks from your old college days, the same method still applies. Some textbook outlets like Chegg will even pay for your shipping.

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