classified advertIf your bank account balance is plummeting while your outgoings are continually rising, now is the perfect time to consider selling things you no longer use or need.

With the cost of living rising every month there are simple ways to put more money back into your pocket without even having to leave the house!

To start, de-clutter your home and at the same time make a little money. Start simple, clearing clutter from the junk draw, everyone has a junk draw right?

There are ‘numerous websites’ you can sell household items. Find items that are FREE to list.

Here are just a few great websites to get you started:

gumtreeGumtree – is one of the UK’s most popular classifieds site, They cover 48 cities in the UK now (including Ireland) The community add over 30,000 NEW adverts per day with what is an amazing 13.7 million visitors each month. Follow Gumtree on Twitter @Gumtree

friday-adFriday Ad – The Friday-Ad used to be one of my favourite magazine type booklet, especially when you’re looking to buy a secondhand car. In recent years with the online world they offer free adverts for many items now so check them out. Follow Friday-Ad on Twitter @TheFridayAd

music-magpieMusic Magpie (Music CD’s, DVD’s) –  Enter the barcode of your CD, DVD, game, add the make and model of your tech or electronics or the brand and garment type of the clothes that you want to sell in to their valuation engine. Click the “Get Value” button for an instant offer price. Follow Music Magpie on Twitter @musicMagpie

craigslistCraigslist – This website covers most countries and you can pinpoint your local area in the UK like Brighton or London. Local classifieds and forums – community moderated, and largely free. Follow Craigslist on Twitter @craigslist

prelovedPreloved – All the free adverts here include a photo and private ads are completely free, no listing fees, no selling fees and no catches. They even like me love to BLOG so your sure to find some more tips about selling your old junk! Follow Preloved on Twitter @PrelovedUK

lootLoot – You’ll find free adverts locally to you. Loot are known for their buy and sell papers and now website. A paper full of ads in the 80’s was groundbreaking that’s exactly what Loot was then! Follow Loot on Twitter @lootdotcom

etsyEtsy – (Vintage Belongings) Etsy provides a marketplace for crafters, artists and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods. Vintage goods means the items must be at least 20 years old. This is a great site for buyers and sellers. Very popular with my friends and followers. Follow Etsy on Twitter @Etsy

facebookFacebook – Ok so Facebook is for keeping up with friends and family, but it can also be a great way to use it as a FREE classified website. Off load some of your items to friends, family and work colleagues. Selling ANYTHING that’s legal. Baby clothes, toys, even  your shed or car! It’s FREE to do a status update! Follow Facebook on Twitter (sounds odd I know!) @facebook

(Facebook is also great to share information like this post! Don’t forget the social media buttons below!) You can also follow me on Twtter @youcouldsave

Once you see the financial benefit why not get in the loft and pull out ALL your junk? I think the quote goes something like this – ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. Post your items, sit back, and simply wait for someone to show enough interest to contact you.

The most lucrative and popular items to sell are:

  • Old furniture, chairs, desks, computer tables, sofas.
  • Exercising equipment such as bicycles and treadmills.
  • Children’s, Men’s or Women’s clothing.
  • Unwanted DVDs, CDs and computer games.

We covered everything from:

  • Know when it’s cheapest to shop.
  • Make friends with the butcher.
  • Take advantage of the two for one deals.
  • Buying in bulk.
  • Don’t shop when you’re feeling hungry.

Saving is all about ingenuity and persistence. Now that you have a few tips to get you started, try to think of even more ways to put some cash in your pocket.

Once you have padded your pockets a little bit, there are also steps you can take to keep the money in there by saving on every day purchases. Read our post on Supermarket Savings  Print Discount Coupons to Save on Food


Peter has received many accreditation's including many from the Times Online. As founder of You Could Save (2005) , What Stationers (2007) and more recently, Peter Millikin (2018). Peter regularly helps consumers and national organisation ‘save money’. He believes that the only successful way to bring people together online is to provide an open marketplace where people can all work together in a friendly, unbiased environment.

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