How to Sell Your Stuff Online and Make Bank
It's fun to imagine that our cluttered closets and jam-packed garages are filled with items people would pay good money for. Turns out, that fantasy is not so far-fetched. When my sister and I left our shared apartment for separate, smaller places last summer, we hopped on the internet, selling sofas, desks, appliances, clothing, art, and books to friends and strangers. In the end, I earned nearly $3,500.
Selling belongings online or IRL isn’t just a great way to declutter and avoid landfill waste—it’s also big business. Partly spurred by the trend of bypassing fast fashion (and retail prices), the resale market is valued at a whopping $28 billion, and that figure is expected to more than double by 2024, according to a report from ThredUp, an online resale store. The RealReal, a luxury consignment site, has seen a 36 percent increase in first-time buyers during Covid-19. All of this is to say: There’s never been a better time to sell your stuff. Here are the best places to sell clothes, furniture, tech, and more online.