Spring hasn’t arrived yet, but it’s never too early to get started on your seasonal cleaning. A major step in the decluttering process is letting go of items you no longer need. When it’s time to part ways with your stuff, you have a few options: You can trash it, donate it or sell it, which has never been easier then it is today. Thanks to the internet, you can sell your stuff online for quick cash using one of many apps or websites. So, which one should you choose? We’ve rounded up the best apps and websites for selling your items, from clothing to any other household items you’re ready to donate.
Poshmark is one of the most popular selling apps out there, and for good reason. It’s easy to list and sell your clothes within the app — just snap some photos and fill out the description boxes. Poshmark will also formulate a shipping label for your as soon as a purchase is confirmed, so all you have to do is print a label, ship your clothes and get paid. Some “Poshers” also trade their items.
Depop has been around since 2011. It’s a mobile marketplace that allows users to buy and sell their stuff straight from the app, but it’s also meant to inspire buyers and sellers around the world. Part marketplace, part social media, it’s particularly popular with teenagers, but people of any age can use Depop to make extra cash off their unwanted items.
ThredUP is basically an online consignment store. The website accepts clothing that’s in good condition and then resells it at a reasonable price. Once the item is sold, you’ll get cash or credits towards other purchases. ThredUP even offers “kits” that include a big bag and shipping label making it simple to load up your clothes and send them away for resale.
If you’re still a fan of The Book, you can sell your stuff right from Facebook. The Facebook Marketplace makes it simple to sell your items to people in your local community. You can list photos and interact with prospective buyers before purchases are made.
The O.G. place to sell your stuff online is still active. With the alternative options available, Craigslist isn’t usually first on people’s lists, but if you aren’t into dealing with apps, Craigslist might be your best choice. It’s a simple, bare-bones approach to selling your stuff that makes the process easy and puts the control in your hands. No need to pay transaction fees or hand over a chunk of your change to a selling app. Just be wary of scammers!
The 5miles app makes it easy to sell stuff to people in your local community. According to the website, “5miles has made selling as simple as taking a selfie and buying as easy as commenting on one.” The process is straightforward: All you’ll need to do is snap a photo and write a description of your product.
We love Etsy’s selection of handcrafted artisanal goods. But it offers more than a place to purchase goods — you may be able to sell your own stuff on the site. If you’re getting rid of clothing or home accessories that are in excellent condition, consider posting them for sale on Etsy.
“Decluttr is the fast, easy and totally free way to sell cell phones, tech, CDs, DVDs, games and books,” according to the website. Perks include free shipping on all items and fast, next-day payments. If you’re parting ways with tech goods, be sure to check them out.
You may be familiar with Nextdoor, a “neighborhood” app that connects people in their communities. The app is used for communicating with neighbors about what’s happening locally, from alerts to recommendations. It can also be used to sell your stuff online to people who live close to you, making the transaction quick and easy. When you list an item for sale on Nextdoor, only those within your neighborhood will be able to purchase it.
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