Make some extra cash by selling these unwanted items around the house

Most households perform a thorough cleanout at least once a year, during which time various items are sorted through and either discarded or saved in order to make more space in and around the home.

Gardening tools, toys, and old books can quickly accumulate, and before you know it, you’re painfully stubbing your (pinky) toe or elbow on something that could have been sold a long time ago.

With the cost of living constantly rising, extra cash has become a luxury, so selling items you have little to no use for can provide an extra profit stream. It’s a win-win situation because you’re earning extra money while also freeing up extra space that can be used for something else.

Gumtree’s new mobile platform allows users buyers and sellers to be verified, thus making the transaction process much safer and drastically reducing the risk of being scammed.

These are some of the items you can sell on Gumtree:

(Text) books – Students are always in need of textbooks and what they might be looking hard for can be gathering dust in your garage. They are always in demand and brand-new books can often cost a pretty penny.

CD’s and DVDs – Whether it is listening to music or even reading a book – just about everything these days has become digitised. While that is the case, there are some people that prefer the ‘old school’ way of doing things and prefer the physical item.

Clothing – Remember that piece of clothing that’s been hanging in your cupboard since 2010? Instead of it being thrown or given away, it can be advertised online because there is always someone looking for some ‘new’ threads.

Furniture – This particularly popular for people who have just moved into a new place and cannot afford brand-new ones. This can range from couches to chairs or tables and will always sell for much less than originally purchased.

Pre-owned games – The quality of (Xbox & Playstation) video games are always evolving and maybe you’ve purchased the latest one, consigning the older one (and its games) to the corner. Many people still have older machines and are always on the lookout for pre-owned games or equipment.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local service information close to home.

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