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Make Money For Your Spring Cleaning

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Last Updated on October 26, 2020 by Yovana

When winter leaves and spring comes, it is out with the old and in with the new. It is time to clean out all those old clothes, tools, and furniture and cash them in for some new digs! Did you know you could make money for your spring cleaning? You can sell online and make some big bucks.

What’s that saying? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

These are the best ways to make money while spring cleaning.

These apps will give you the best chance to make the most money while selling your old stuff.

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Logo of website Decluttr

Decluttr is the easiest way to sell your unwanted CDs, DVDs, Games, Blu-Rays, Books and Tech! It’s completely free, and it’s easy to get started too. You scan the item’s barcode, shi the item for free and get fast same day payments.

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Letgo app snapshot of the search screen

Letgo is designed to let users buy and/or sell whatever they want in their local area. This includes electronics, cars, clothing, accessories, sports memorabilia, collectibles, movies, books, music, home items, garden items, and more. What is different about letgo is that is discourages sellers from shipping items to buyers. Instead, letgo encourages users to interact via a private chat feature to arrange an in-person sale. Listings show the approximate location (but not the exact address) of where the item was posted, so buyers can see how far it is from their town.


Gone app snapshot of the search screen

All you have to do to get started with Gone is snap a picture or record a video of your used product. The used product can be used electronics, gadgets or small appliances. If Gone determines that an item can be resold, the company will make you an offer. If you accept the offer, Gone will pick up the item from your house or send you prepaid shipping materials and a printed label to drop off at any UPS location. It will also list the item and find a buyer for you, so you can just sit back and relax. As long as your item passes inspection and sells successfully, you’ll receive your payment. If your item doesn’t sell in 30 days, you’ll have the option to lower the price or receive your item back at no cost. Gone makes selling your old tech stuff so easy.

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Poshmark app snapshot of the search screen on multiple devices: Phone and Tablet

With Poshmark, you can sell your old clothing and accessories. Users who sign up create a virtual closet. The virtual closet is where you can display items you would like to sell. Make sure the items you are trying to sell are in good condition or it won’t fly.


Mercari app snapshot of the search screen on various phones

Mercari is more of a flea market application as it includes handmade items. It allows users to buy and sell a wide variety of new, used and handmade items. Items range from clothing and beauty products to collectibles and video games. Mercari originated in Japan, where it’s become a mobile shopping sensation, and launched its app in the U.S. in 2014.

Ebay Valet

Various phones on a search screen

Ebay is great for making money from selling online. The hard thing with eBay at times, is that it is hard to find a buyer. It is easy to sell online if it is eBay that is the buyer! Ebay wants to pay you for your old phones, new phones, or all your phones! Send your new or used phone to eBay Valet and make money. Click here to get a quote. Find out how much you can get! I know people who make a living off of selling on Ebay. My wife sells about 2-5 guitars a month using Ebay and it has become a tremendous help in our finances.


Five books being sold on Amazon with the wording "Used textbooks: Save up to 90%"

I always used Amazon for books that I needed for school and still use it for books when I am working towards an upcoming certification with my job. It is incredibly easy to sell used text books on Amazon as they are in high demand. Hundreds of people are doing it every day and making money with it too! When you hear of people making a living by selling their things on ebay, there are people doing this same thing with Amazon.

If these apps aren’t doing it for you because maybe you are a bit more old fashioned, then check these simple ways to make money for your old things.

  • Have a yard sale or garage sale
  • Donate and get a tax deduction
  • Sell your scrap metal
  • Invest your profits to make even more

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38 thoughts on “Make Money For Your Spring Cleaning”

  1. Valuable info. Lucky me I discovered your website by chance, and I am shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  2. I’ve donated most of my unwanted stuff. Wish I’d read this style before as I may have used some of the sites to sell some of my stuff.

  3. Wow, these apps are amazing! I have so many things I need to get rid of. Thank you so much because I will definitely be using most of these apps!

  4. I am glad you mentioned amazon. I love how easy they make buying and selling textbooks! As a matter of fact, I think all of mine came from there!

  5. Those are awesome and helpful apps. Selling become easier because of those. Not everyone has the time to set up a place for selling.

  6. I love this post. I didn’t know there were so many apps for this out there and they are handy now because I am about to move and want to declutter when I get to my new home.

  7. Honestly, this is suuuch a great idea! I used to put in a trash bag everything I wanted to get rid of and just never see it again, but this is so productive I’m gonna start using these apps ASAP! … and I’ll also recommend them to my friends. Thanks!

  8. I’m still procrastinating on my Spring cleaning. I’ve got a ton of clothes that I could sell or donate. Thanks for sharing those apps. I currently use my local buy/sell/trade groups on Facebook for anything I need to sell.

  9. These are great ideas for finding ways to get rid of things you need to clear out during spring cleaning. Far too often I hold onto things and I know I need to just get rid of the things.

  10. WOW, I have so much “stuff” and I’m in the early stages of thinking of a plan of attack to de-clutter. I knew there were a few apps, but never knew the names. Thanks for the info, I’ll now have a reason to start cleaning out!

  11. I didn’t know there were so many! I’ve used DeClutter and Amazon for college books. Thanks for the list.

  12. Thank you for this information. I have seen sthis me of the same recommendations from others so they must be good and need to be checked out.

  13. I wish I had seen this post two weeks ago! I just had a yard sale, and I gave all the extra stuff to the school to sell in their giant garage sale. I would have saved lots of things to try to sell with these apps. Next time!

  14. Great! Cool list of apps. I’ve never heard of any of these. I used Threadup before but the pay from it was disappointing. I’m going to look these up.

  15. I have a ton of books and camera equipment that I havent used in years. They simply take up space in the guest room. I may give these apps a try, Gone seems like a good fit. Thanks for the tips

  16. I love Poshmark! I will have to check out these other sites as we’ve gathered a bunch of things to get rid of during our spring cleaning!

  17. I never thought to do this! The only app I knew of was posh mark and honestly I wasn’t a fan of it for some reason,.. but the others sound good so I’ll have to check them out

  18. I have a ton of newborn clothes that I should put on Poshmark. I love let go I’ve used it personally to purchase things. Thank you for sharing!!!

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