Host a Digital Garage Sale

Get rid of unwanted items and make some extra cash.

By on February 4, 2014

Hosting a garage sale in the dead of winter may not sound ideal. However, the New Year is a good time to clean out the house and give your wallet a boost. Instead of battling the chill outside, consider hosting a digital garage sale with new apps and services that make selling items easy and help you connect with potential buyers.

Services like thredUP take the hassle out of selling clothing by pricing items for you. The online consignment store helps you sell women’s, juniors, kids and maternity clothing while you go about your day; all you have to do is order a Clean Out bag, fill it with clothes, send back and receive thredUP shopping credit or cash in return. Alternatively, you can use the Carousell app if you want to sell items on your own. The app allows you to set up a mobile shop and quickly share your listings on various social media sites.

This fall, eBay launched a new app for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, offering an innovative way to buy and sell items while on the go. You can view your items and receive notifications about bids directly on the watch, whether you are taking the bus to work or working out in the gym.

If you are looking to clean out a drawer full of old smartphones, Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program offers a solution for a worthy cause. You can donate no-longer-used phones and accessories in any condition and from any wireless provider by dropping them off at a Verizon Wireless store or mailing them in. The company will refurbish and donate the devices to domestic violence prevention organizations that assist survivors.

Check out these additional tips from Digital Trends on offloading your excess belongings online.