Cash for Clutter: How to Make Money from Unwanted Belongings

Is it time for a good clear out? Sometimes the accumulation of stuff dictates that you should have a bit of a declutter even if it’s not time for your annual spring clean. Once you muster the power to have a clear out, you’re usually left with a large pile of unwanted items that if you don’t get rid of now, will only slowly creep back to the forgotten corners of your home. 

So, what’s next? You have a few options, like donating them to charity shops, giving them away to friends and family or just binning them. But - what if we told you there were a few ways in which you could dispose of unwanted items whilst making a little extra cash on the side? 

We’ve put together a short list focusing on the very best ways you can sell stuff for cash fast, and feel the reward of your efforts in your pockets. 

Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace is arguably one of the simplest and easiest ways of selling unwanted items locally. All you need to do is take a few photos, write a description of the item with a price and it’ll be accessible to thousands of people. The ‘connecting friends’ idea behind Facebook makes this a great tool to share and sell items locally within the community, regardless of how small your area may be. The chances are you’ll always find someone who has an interest in what you’re selling. 


Depop is a newer concept that has taken off in the last few years. It focuses around users wanting to sell second-hand items, however it is more of a hotspot for people looking for trendy vintage clothing. So before you put your dad’s old Reebok sweatshirt in the bin, it might be worth holding onto. You’ll usually find someone willing to offer a fair price for unique finds such as these. 


This is another online marketplace where users are able to sell items to other people, similar to eBay. Listing on Gumtree is free of charge, and is ideal for any one-off sales, meaning it can be better for larger and more expensive items. It is simple and easy to use, making it a brilliant option if you are looking for somewhere to sell some of your unwanted belongings. 


Results can always vary, but eBay is one of the largest websites in the world for selling second-hand or unwanted items. Users can often be surprised in terms of what sells and what doesn't. eBay’s reliability and reviews to your profile play a large factor in this. The more reviews you have and the higher your ratings, the more trustworthy you will seem to potential buyers. Despite this, it’s still a fantastic place to try and sell any unwanted items and is a very simple and straightforward platform to use. 

Car Boot Sale

The good, old fashioned car boot sale is ideal if you’re looking to sell a large bulk of items. Plus, the beauty of a car boot sale is that you can take more or less anything along with you and you’re likely to find someone who will be keen to make an offer.

The only drawback to a car boot sale is that it can take up more of your time than other options. You’ll need to factor in time to get there and set up, and then be there to physically sell the items. However, you can still make some great profits by selling at one.

If all else fails and you are unable to sell any items right now, then don’t panic, we have you covered. Check out our different sized storage options to choose from.

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