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It’s a new year, and whether you’re moving, are in need of cash, or just want to clear the clutter out of your house, you can make a decent amount of money by selling all of that excess crap.
A couple of Christmases back, I was struggling to make ends meet. Payroll became very hard and there was a two-week period where we were waiting on checks that never seemed to come. I ended up liquidating a lot of my assets and selling things quickly to both make payroll and enjoy a nice holiday with my family. Checks eventually came and, a year later, we’re doing great.
I learned a lot during this time. I learned how to get top dollar for all the stuff that I don’t need, as well as a way to get paid to unclutter my house. Here are several places where I sold things to keep my startup alive, got some extra cash and organize my life at the same time.
If you’re in a pinch and need money ASAP, there’s probably a no better option than visiting your local pawn shop. While you probably don’t have a hidden gem that will get you featured on the show Pawn Stars, you can pretty much sell any of your unwanted items that have some sort of value, such as jewelry, electronics, or collectibles like coins. Make sure that you bring in some sort of proof of purchase though.
The biggest drawback of pawn shops is that you’re going to pay for selling your items in a hurry. You can definitely fetch more money through online sites like eBay, but if you need the money fast, the process may take too long.