Are you ready to start making money off your children’s old stuff, but don’t know where to start? If you’re going to make cash off your children’s old stuff, then you need to do it right, so you can get the best return of investment. Check out these tips for making money off your children’s old stuff.
Items Should be in Good Shape
Before you try selling anything that your children have used in the past, remember that it should be in good shape. Selling something that is in bad shape is only wasting your time and the other person’s time. Take the time to weed through everything for broken or missing pieces, stains, rips, etc. Small defects could be repaired with a sewing kit if you have the time and skill.
Never Expect to Get What You Paid
A big turn off in some of the garage sale groups on Facebook are people trying to sell something for what they paid for it. It might work if the item is brand new, but no one is going to pay full price for a used children’s item (unless it’s in high demand). Always offer a reasonable selling price for anything you are trying to part with, but especially kids’ items.
Always Make Items Look Presentable
When it comes to selling items, washing is a big plus. Think about how you would want items you buy second hand to look. Spending a little time making items look presentable will help them sell faster.
Avoid taking pictures of the items on a dirty floor. Also, making sure there are no rips, stains, or pet hair on the item can also make it sell faster. Always, always, always sell the item the way you present it. Don’t make it look nice and then allow it to be destroyed. Hopefully, you always present the item to be in good shape and sell it that way.
If Selling Online, Pictures are Important
Spending a little time taking great pictures of the children’s items you’re trying to sell is a must. Great pictures can help your items sell faster and for a better price. Make sure there is plenty of light, so the pictures are not too dark. Try to focus in on just one item at a time in the picture. Use natural light and if selling clothing, get a few different photos including the size tag.
Local Children’s Resale Events are Great Options
When it comes to selling your children’s old stuff, most people think that selling online is the only way to do it. Consider local children’s resale events. This is a great option for people who want to make money off their children’s old stuff, but don’t want to toy around with the idea of selling on Facebook, eBay, or Craigslist.
Through selling on Poshmark and Mercari the past few months, I’ve been able to bank a few hundred dollars! It’s helped clear out closets but also added a bit to our savings. We’re currently using any profits from selling unwanted items to our “cheer fund”, which is money that will be spent on competition fees and travel. It’s working for us!
What are some ways you make money off your children’s old stuff?