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Clean Out Your Closet for Cash: 9 Best Apps to Sell Your Stuff

Have you ever wondered how you accumulated so much clutter and and so many belongings? Researchers have actually found that exposure to a greater accumulation of "stuff" can result in increased stress hormones. Whether you want to live a more minimalist lifestyle or simply make room for new personal items, cleaning out your home can be both therapeutic AND make you some extra cash in the process. Cha-ching! Read on for the best apps to sell your clothes and more!

Trove Marketplace

If you have home furnishings (including furniture) that you don't mind parting with, check out Trove Marketplace! With Trove, you upload photos of your items, add a description, and set prices. You can also list the times you are available to meet buyers and choose how you want to accept payments! Listing an item is completely free, and you can chat right in the app so there is no need to share personal contact information.

Decluttr

If you have old media and electronics lying around gathering dust, Decluttr is the app for you. Simply download the free app and use it to scan the barcodes on your old DVDs, CDs, video games, Blu-ray, phones, and other tech. You'll get an instant offer and if you accept, you can pack all of your items into a box, which you can ship for free! You'll get paid via PayPal the day after your items arrive.

Goat

Think nobody is going to want your old sneakers? Think again! Goat takes your sneakers, professionally cleans them, grades them, and then offers them for sale.  Just post pics of your sneakers along with a price, and once they are purchased, Goat will send you a prepaid shipping label. There is a $5 seller fee and Goat takes a 9.5% commission on sales.

Poshmark

Poshmark has branded itself as the largest social marketplace for fashion.  Poshmark is more than just a simple place to sell your clothes. The social aspect is big, with buyers and sellers browsing each other's' "closets" to share styling ideas. Upload your photos with detailed descriptions, promote your items, and even attend virtual "Posh Parties" on the app.

Chairish

On Chairish, you can list furniture, art, décor, and more for free. Once you add pictures, details, and a price, Chairish will approve your items and even touch up your photos to make them more attractive. You can communicate with verified buyers, and Chairish will organize shipping details for you! After 48-hours, you'll receive at least 80% of the sale price via PayPal.

Sideline Swap

Do you have old athletic gear? Sell it on Sideline Swap! After you list your sports apparel and equipment through the iOS app, you can start earning cash! The buyer pays for shipping so you aren't stuck with the cost. Just print out the pre-paid shipping label, send off the item, and after delivery, 88% of your listed price will be directly transferred to your bank account.

OfferUp

OfferUp is like a local eBay, where you can sell almost everything: video games, tickets to events, pet supplies, motorcycles, books, clothing, and more. You can also list stuff for free that you are just desperate to get rid of and don't feel like lugging to your local thrift store. There are millions of people on the app ready to purchase your old things. In fact, OfferUp bills itself as the largest mobile marketplace for buyers and sellers!

BookScouter

Calling all bibliophiles! BookScouter helps you sell your used books – including textbooks! Once you add your book's ISBN, BookScouter searches 30 websites that buy back books so that you get the best offer possible. Shipping your books is free!

Tradesy

Tradesy is an app that deals primarily with designer clothing items. Just snap a few photos of the clothing you're looking to sell and add pertinent details. Tradesy will even enhance your primary picture by removing background distractions so that it's more attractive to buyers! You don't have to worry about returns or shipping. You'll get a free Tradesy USPS priority shipping label, and you get to keep your money even if a buyer decides to return it!  

 

 

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