Spring cleaning presents an opportunity to scrub all those nooks and crannies, but it’s also a great time to sort through neglected items and earn some cash. After all, you probably have lots of things that you no longer use or wear, but that others would find useful! From unwanted jewelry to all those clothes your kids have outgrown, I share my tips for spring selling success.


Trade Flash for Cash

As you sort through your stuff, don’t ignore those boxes of jewelry. Whether it’s pieces you’ve inherited or (gasp) a ring from an unsuccessful engagement, they might have great value. Worthy is an online platform that helps you sell these precious items, guiding you every step of the way to ensure that you get the very best value for your gems. You can even send in the whole jewelry box and they can let you know what’s valuable and what’s not.


Countless Kids’ Clothes

If you have kids, you know how quickly they outgrow their clothes. MyKidsThreads is a platform where you can sell your kids’ gently-used clothes. It’s so easy – you request a pre-paid My Kids Mailer Bag, and then choose a 50% payout in My Kids Bucks or a 40% payout in a payout check or Paypal. My Kids Bucks can be used to buy clothes that’ll fit! If you have clothes you no longer use, try ThredUp.


For the Rest

After your spring cleaning, if there are other things you no longer want, like old VHS tapes, collectibles or small pieces of furniture, check out eBay or Mercari if you want to ship the items to your buyers, or try Facebook Marketplace or LetGo if you want to meet your buyers locally.


Tips for Selling Success

You might find that you like selling your stuff! Build a good reputation on these platforms, and you are more likely to attract new and repeat customers down the road. Make sure you:


  • Post good photos with clear descriptions
  • Reply quickly to inquiries
  • Ship quickly once an item has sold
  • Pack carefully and neatly for shipping
  • Consider adding a personal touch like a note or a little goodie