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Personal Items You Can Sell Today to Make Some Extra Cash

If we’re honest, who doesn’t like to make some extra cash? Many of us could certainly do with some more of it in our back pockets. And with the cost of living crisis showing no signs of going away, people all over the UK are looking at ways to make some extra money. 

What you may not realize is how valuable some of the things you consider ‘junk’ are in your home, whether it clothes that are collecting dust in the wardrobe or electronics that haven’t been switched on in months, here are some personal items you can sell online today to make some extra cash.


Kicking things off with an obvious one, how many clothes have you piled in your wardrobe that you don’t wear anymore? We bet the answer is a few! If you’re looking to make cash from household items, clothes will be at the top of your list. Fashion trends come and go, so you’ll surely have some garments you may not be fond of. However, someone else may be happy to take them off your hands.

If you’ve got the time and patience to do so, go through the rack and set aside pieces you still wear and ones that haven’t seen the light of day for years. You could just find you’ve got a lot of good quality clothes that could sell for a pretty penny. If you have clothes you don’t believe will make much money, why not give them to charity instead?

Baby Stuff

It’s estimated that over 1,800 babies are born every day in England and Wales. Because of this statistic, there will always be parents nationwide who want to score a bargain and buy baby items for cheaper. If you’ve recently had a baby, you’ll know only too well how quickly they grow out of their clothes. Soon enough, you’ll be left with piles upon piles of baby clothes that could be better off in another home.

Like with your clothes, take time to review all your baby pieces. Anything that’s in good nick, you can sell online on platforms like eBay. You may have other items, too, like prams and toys, that could make you some extra cash. 

Number Plate

If there’s one thing that’s part and parcel of any car, it’s the number plate. You may find that your number plate could be worth some money if it includes popular initials or resembles a name or word.

Selling your personal number plate couldn’t be easier. Check out Regtransfers, which specializes in personal number plates for sale. They can take you through the process of how to sell your personal number plate. Even if you don’t think it’s worth much money, there’s no harm in putting your details in and taking a look!


You’ll have a hard time finding a household that doesn’t have an array of electronics lurking around. You may have some tucked in a drawer somewhere, whether it’s computers, laptops, phones, or headphones. Rather than leave them to collect dust, why not blow off the cobwebs and sell them online?

Even if your electronics are years old, plenty of online shoppers will take them off your hands. You could even have something vintage that is well sought after. You can use plenty of online outlets to sell your old electronics. 


Have you got a pair of trainers that haven’t been worn in years? Perhaps you’ve got some designer high heels that you only put on once in a blue moon. Whatever footwear you have, you could make some cash from them.

Providing you’re able to part with your beloved footwear, there are plenty of fashionistas out there who are looking for shoes, especially designer ones, without the hefty price tag! Dig out your footwear and go through what you can’t say goodbye to and others you don’t mind giving away.


Old books
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Calling all bookworms! How many novels have you crammed on your bookshelf that haven’t been picked up in years? If the answer is far too many, why not create some space and sell some of your books online?

Books can be a brilliant source of income, regardless of what ones you’ve got in your home. The second-hand book trade is booming and environmentally friendly too, and it’s all thanks to those budding entrepreneurs who have realized the value in their old reading materials. 

As you can see, so many household items you may have hiding away could be worth some money. If you’re prepared to sift through your clutter or head into the loft to get the bin bags down, possessions worth a fortune could be better off in another home. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so what are you waiting for?