Garage Utility

If You Don’t Use It, Sell It

The pile of unwanted or unused things occupying your storage spaces may be just the thing someone else is looking for. The premise is not new, and you are probably aware that you can sell your stuff, get some handy cash, and clear some space in your house as you do so.

This is what has kept the good old American tradition of garage sales alive for so long. However, if you are not a fan of stacking your front lawn with a tone of things, there are other ways to sell your items. You don’t have to price, advertize, or deal with a bunch of people either.

Let’s go through the best-selling items that probably sit in your attic or basement and the best way to get rid of them for money without hosting a garage sale.

  1. Books are in demand and very easy to sell. If you happen to have a first edition of a certain title or a signed copy, the price can be quite high. The best way to put them up for sale is through Amazon. They have a seller app that will give you the price once you scan the book. Listing your book on the website is pretty simple; just note that $0.99 is a fixed fee for every sold item.
  2. Jewelry is obviously on our list, and you can get quite a handsome sum for it. Check all the inherited pieces that you will never wear or pass on to someone else. Just because they are not your style does not mean that someone else won’t be thrilled to have them. Be sure to appraise your pieces because they can be worth a lot. Websites such as are a good way to do this. When it comes to selling, there are a number of auction websites such as eBay. You can also sell your pieces to a pawn-shop, but make sure you get several quotes before you make a deal.
  3. Gift Cards are some of the most unused goods out there, and we don’t use $1 billion worth of gift cards annually. Check out the ones you have and won’t use and sell them online at You can also check if your local grocery store has a CoinStar kiosk. They allow gift card exchange.
  4. Sports Equipment is very popular on sites like Craig’s List and in stores like Play It Again Sports. Go through your old skies, tents, fishing gear, etc. and see if you can earn something off of that. Maybe you can even exchange them for something you need at the moment. The prices for sports gear can be really high, and if you like to jump from one activity to another, this may save you a lot of money.

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