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Finding an extra income stream aside from the 9-5 job is always a great idea that can make a huge difference in your life. The money you can earn from these can be used to pay off debt and get you free from living paycheck to paycheck. And if you’re thinking of getting a side hustle now, I highly suggest flipping items.
And even if you just need to get rid of the clutter in your home or you just want to make some easy money, these tips will definitely help you out!
Basically, the idea of flipping is finding anything valuable whether in your home, from the yard store, thrift store, flea market, or garage sale and then reselling it for what it’s worth online. So for example, you look online to see what baby carriages are trending, then go to the store, and see if they cost more online. If they do, you can buy as many as you want and sell them for the online price. This puts money in your pocket! And the good things about flipping items is that you can do it on your own schedule.
So to help you out get started, I’ve found some things you can easily flip for extra money. So check them out and let me know what you think.
We all know that retail clothing lines are too expensive and pricey. That’s why if you flip branded clothing, you can easily make good money. People are usually willing to pay more for name brand clothing.
Often, you can find dresses, jeans, coats and more from big name brands in a local thrift store near you. Sort them and make sure they’re in good condition. Look for well-made items with no missing buttons, extreme alterations, damaged zippers, stains, or weird smells. If there’s still an attached price tag, then you’ve hit the jackpot!
Solid Wood Furniture
If you head to a thrift store or estate sale, you can find solid wood furniture that is always in high demands. From different kinds of chairs, tables, ottomans, cabinets, and desks, you can buy them and resell for a profit.
Consider getting small yet versatile pieces of furniture that can fit into any apartments. People are always looking for items that are a space saver and creatively made. And before you sell them, restore, give them a quick sanding and/or new paint so you can price them higher.
A Variety of Antiques
Antique items are always present at any flea market, thrift store, or estate sale. They are a staple for flipping and makes quick money. It can be an 80’s ornament, artwork by an old artist, vintage vinyl record players, old comics, porcelain dishes, or retro band shirts from the 70’s. Almost anytime you want to sell them, you can most likely find a buyer.
In addition, there are plenty of collectors who are paying big amounts of money just to get collectible items that are still in good condition. You might even find one in your basement!
Sometimes when people choose to declutter there garage, they give up things they think they won’t need anymore. Take advantage of this and score great deals for power tools. These are items that easily attract people and sell for good money. A lot of people need them so you can sell them at a good price.
You’ll find bicycles in just about any thrift store. Look for ones that have the perfect conditions. Check the tire, body, seat, pedal, handlebar, freewheel, and gearing. Give them a light wash, oiling and repaint if needed.
Old Cameras and Camera Lenses
I’m not a professional photographer but I seriously love hunting for old cameras and camera lenses. They are just some of the most cute vintage items that work well even in today’s modern era. If you found an old camera that doesn’t work anymore, it can also be a cute decoration. Likewise, many older SLR lenses work well on newer camera models too
Anything that’s from a kitchen from the past years is seriously popular. Many people are always looking for cheap kitchen gadgets that make their cooking or baking easier and their kitchen cuter. Consider getting a kitchen aid, blender, slow cooker, or even a waffle maker and resell for good money. Also, you can do the same for other kitchen items like glassware, dishes, pots and pans, and utensils.
Video Games or Gaming Systems
Because video games are nostalgic for many people, it can make it easier to flip. If you find game consoles or even old school video games, don’t think twice and buy them. They could make a quick profit. Plus, their small size and light weight makes them easier to ship. Why not put your gaming knowledge to good use and earn some extra money?
Another item that worth flipping is baby gears. For many parents or expectant parents, they’re always keeping an eye out for high chairs, bouncers, walkers, play mats, baby clothes, diaper bags, and so much more that are in good condition. If you see them at a garage sale or flea market, don’t pass them up!
Similar to bicycles, sports equipment is in demand. People are often fine to snag items secondhand at a thrift store to save money. So grab some as long as they’re in good shape and without wear, rips, tears, or deterioration. Clean them well, use soap and a brush to remove dust quickly, and then flip them. Be sure to avoid the items that have an unpleasant smell since many people that used the sporting clothes sweated in them.
Whether you’re a stay at home mom or dad or just thinking of ways to earn extra cash, flipping can be an easy and great solution for your finances. So try flipping one or more of these items and let me know what happens! I’d love to hear about it!
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.