How To Sell Your Household Items

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Selling unwanted items has become a great way to make extra cash and can be done on so many different platforms. From social media to apps and second-hand websites, it’s quick and easy to list your item and sell it within days. Here are some top tips for the most convenient ways to sell your household items to make some money.

Trade for cash

Every town has a second-hand store for you to sell your disposable tech, jewellery or furniture. Whatever you might be selling, haggling is key – make sure you get the best value for money by always asking for more than you expect. These stores are the best way to get instant cash, however, it could be slightly less than you were hoping for – they’ll want to make as big a profit as possible, remember!

Get social

Social media is a great platform to use to sell household items. With Facebook Marketplace securing 800 million monthly users in 70 countries1, it gives you a huge platform for people to view your products, increasing your chance of a sale. Similarly, other social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter offer the use of hashtags and groups to raise awareness of your sale – another great place to start for second-hand sellers.

Apps, apps, apps

From Preloved to Shpock, boot sale and second-hand sale apps are vastly popular. However, this method of selling could take a cut of the profits. Social shopping app Depop will take 10% of the total transaction amount when you sell an item, as well as a PayPal transaction fee charge of 3.4%2. This can vary from app to app, but you can expect similar profit cuts from the majority of sales apps.

Go to a car boot sale

Early starts on a weekend are not ideal, but if you can get some extra cash then it’s definitely worth it. With 6% of Brits having purchased from a car boot in the last year3, they’re a popular place to sell, because you get instant cash for items and you can sell anything from clothing to makeup. It’s a great place to take items that you might not be able to sell as quickly online, such as used or damaged items. Don’t forget to bring a float of change, bags and be prepared to haggle.


With 177 million users4, Ebay can be used to sell pretty much anything, from taxidermy’s to vacuum cleaners, there’s something for everybody. It’s also the ideal platform to sell collectables and limited edition items for a profit. You’re able to control your sales remotely and access funds instantly, as well as being able to watch bidding wars unfold for your items.

In summary…

If you’re struggling to pay your bills and need extra cash, you may be considering selling your house to pay off debt. You may need to pay off credit cards or make enough money to pay your monthly bills. So if you need to sell your property to help you regain control of your finances, contact our experienced team today for a free cash offer.

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