My husband didn’t know much about the reselling world. He didn’t know about Facebook Marketplace and apps like OfferUp. He only ever got items or bought items from people he knew or a person a friend referred him to. This was a new thing for him to consider but it wasn’t too hard of sell when he realized the money he could make!
I know the coronavirus has been hard on so many people and countries . If you are one of those people, you are probably looking for relief, hope, and a practical solution to get through these incredibly challenging times.
Essentially you are looking for ways to make extra money and in a short amount of time (legally of course!).
When my husband and I were leaving Minneapolis and moving back to Tampa we sold 80% of our things. We sold our couch, desk, dining table, dressers, t.v., mattress, bed frame, and probably more things I’ve forgotten. We wanted as little has possible as we moved across country, needing everything to fit in our Nissan Altima. A great upside was that we were able to make a couple hundred dollars to help with our moving expenses.
It honestly felt great to get rid of some things! Let’s be real, the reality is many of us (me included!) have a bunch of junk or items we don’t need or use anymore in our home. Instead of those things collecting dust it could be working for us.
A significant pillar of minimalism is removing items from your life or home that is no longer serving a purpose or is crowding your home. This a chance to be free and literally open up your home to new possibilities. In low waste living an important concept is getting the most use out of something as you possibly can. Reselling items gives items another life and opportunity to be useful instead of sitting in a landfill. Similar to COVID-19’s negative impacts, people often only focus on what you don’t get with a minimalist and low waste lifestyle instead of what you gain. This is a primary example where you can see a direct reward from this movement.
The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on people’s minds and money. In case no ones told you, living a minimalist and low waste lifestyle can actually help you during this times! I got you covered with 13 places to sell items your items either through in store or online/app.
These are for people that like to do their business in person and get immediate cash.
- Platos Closet
- Consignment Stores
- Pawn Shops
Selling Clothes Online/App
For the ladies trying to truly clean out your closet and actually know what you have to wear. These stores are a great starting place to sell your clothes, shoes, and accessories.
General Marketplaces Online/App
You can sell anything from technology, to home decor, to your clothes you’ve been meaning to get rid of.
Now that you know where you can sell your things, your next step is to go around your home today, make a list of all the items you don’t use or want anymore, clean them up, make them nice, take some pictures, and sell away!
However, don’t forget to take safety precautions when going into stores by wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer, and staying 6ft apart as much as possible. Also a quick rule of thumb with online/app selling is make sure to be safe with the information you provide to buyers, aim to exchange your items in the morning or day, and it’s okay to say no to buyers you feel uncomfortable with.
People often think living a low waste and minimalist life style has to cost a lot more and that it only takes away your money. The truth is there are opportunities to make money through minimalist and low waste living.
The great thing is selling your things helps you to have a lighter home, avoid sending things to the landfills, and make some money to invest in other aspects of your life!
What would you spend your extra money on?