As a Mom with 2 young kids there are times when I need some cash, fast. It takes a little planning ahead but here are 2 easy ways you can make money today.
*Sell Gently Used Kids Clothing and Toys: This is great to do before or after a birthday or Christmas. I know my kids outgrow clothes/shoes/toys so fast and they are still good. Take some time and go through closets and toy baskets to collect items that no longer fit or toys they no longer play with. I make this a family activity and have the kids help. They don’t necessarily LOVE this but I have been known to offer a small reward like a Red-box movie or small ice cream cone when the job is done.
A few Tips: Wash and dry the clothes and make sure there are no stains or holes. Shine up the toys a bit and find all the pieces. Take the items to a kids consignment store. We have several stores in our city that offer same day pick up. I drop off the stuff and a few hours later they call and offer me cash on site. I love getting cash on the same day! They can be picky so call ahead and see what season or size items they need most! I take the leftover items to goodwill on my way home. It feels good to clean out and possibly help those in need too. I just did this 2 times over the holidays and made $82!! Not bad, right??
*Sell Furniture/Odd and Ends on Facebook Groups: I bet if you looked around your house right now you will see some furniture and other household items you do not use. Why keep them around? Sell them and make instant cash. I know that not everyone lives in big cities but most offer some time of garage sale Facebook groups. These can be anything to furniture, garage items, kitchen stuff, and decor. Clean out and list some items. I do porch pick ups and I only take cash. I get the cash right away and clean out! Right now Christmas/Holiday items are a big seller!
A few Tips: Wash or clean off items you want to sell. Take really good photos of them when you list online. Take measurements and include them in the description. A good photo will really sell so much faster!
There are several other ways you can make money but I like these 2 the best because it gives me cash fast. I really got into selling old items on Facebook and I would keep my money in an envelope. When I had enough, I’d hire a cleaning company to come clean my house. That was totally worth it!!! Now that I have young kids, I clean myself and always need the cash for their needs 🙂
Have you ever tried selling old stuff for cash?