It may not be a full-time business, but selling your gently used clothes, books, furniture and other items is a great way to make extra cash and minimize clutter. Peer-to-peer marketplace sites such as eBay and Craigslist are the go-to digital destinations for selling unwanted items, but they're far from the only options. New apps, like the recently announced Facebook Marketplace, are popping up all the time, widening your potential base of buyers.
If you're looking to empty your closets (and fill your wallet), here are 10 great apps to help you sell your stuff.
The idea behind Saily is that it shouldn't be hard to find cool stuff for ridiculously cheap prices. You can sign up with your Facebook account or by email to start buying and selling. This app is fairly new, so the company is not yet accepting large items such as televisions and furniture. However, you can buy and sell clothes, jewelry, sports memorabilia and other similar items. The app lets you take a picture of what you want to sell, add a description and price, and list it for sale. Saily on iTunes
5miles is a free app that focuses on local selling. Whether you want to sell your car or rent out a room in your house, you can list it for free here. The app asks to access your location to allow for easy posting and to make sure you are selling within a certain distance for easy delivery or pickup of your sold items. The inter-app messaging system keeps your personal information safe, and buyers and sellers are rated to avoid scams. 5miles on iTunes / Google Play
Listia is another local buying and selling app where you gain credits and badges for hitting certain milestones. For instance, if you sign up through Facebook, you get 4,000 credits to use on the app. The app features daily offers, such as trading in your cellphone for a certain number of credits. You can then use those credits to buy other things on the app. DVDs, clothes and toys, among many other items, can be listed on Listia, and you also get credits when your items are purchased. Listia on iTunes / Google Play
Zupa! is a community-powered shopping app that allows users to sell anything that fits into a box. Posting is free, and there are no listing fees, so all the money you make from selling items is yours to keep. What is different about this app is, once you make a sale, Zupa! sends you a shipping label. All you have to do is print it out and put it in the mail. Zupa! on iTunes
Pxsell brings together flea markets, yard sales and anyone who is looking to sell stuff. You can sell just about anything through this free app, including cars, collectibles, antiques and beauty products. The app verifies its users to ensure safety for both buyers and sellers, and you can list items in as little as 15 seconds. Pxsell has just been released in major cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. Pxsell on iTunes
6. Yard Sale Helper
Yard Sale Helper is an app focused on comparing real-life yard sales to your virtual one. You can sell things around the clock and make money while you're going about your day. This app helps you promote your listed items and engage with thousands of community members to let them know what you are selling. Add photos from your phone, and then set a distance, category, condition and price for the item. Then, sit back and wait for someone to buy it. Yard Sale Helper on iTunes
Using your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts, Spreesy makes your social media platforms shoppable. In addition to selling physical products such as clothes, books and shoes, you can use your Spreesy store for your business and integrate online shopping options such as Shopify, ShipStation and Etsy. Spreesy also allows you to sell other businesses' products for a commission through its Partners Program. Spreesy on iTunes / Google Play
8. Trove Marketplace
Trove is an online marketplace where you can find used and secondhand furniture online. You can list décor, furniture, kitchen items, art and electronics. You can set a location for local sales, which makes for easier delivery and pickup of larger furniture items. Listing is free, and you can chat with potential buyers right in Trove, so you don't have to share your private contact information. With Trove, the seller can accept credit cards, Venmo or cash on pickup. Trove on iTunes / Google Play
Totspot is a quick and easy way for parents to sell clothes that their kids have outgrown. Listing is always free, but when you make a sale, Totspot deducts a percentage of your listing price, depending on your selling tier. Totspot sellers benefit from free credit card processing, cash back directly into your bank account, and pre-addressed, pre-paid shipping labels for your sales, which you download from your email and print out. Totspot on iTunes / Google Play
The popular Letgo app allows you to sell or shop locally based on location, or by city. You can sell anywhere in the United States, and everything from eye-shadow palettes to Range Rovers are listed for sale. When you list an item, potential buyers can make an offer or ask a question about your item. Once an offer is accepted, you arrange to can meet with the seller via Letgo's chat function, and then complete the transaction on the app in-person when you exchange the item. Letgo on iTunes / Google Play