Are great-aunt Sophie's upholstered ottoman, two extra sets of wedding china, and heaven knows what else still sitting in the basement gathering dust? Sure, you could have a killer yard sale, but there are easier -- and more profitable -- ways to pocket some green.
- Craigslist and eBay are great for big-ticket items (a major appliance sold on the latter site every 26 seconds in the third quarter of 2013 alone). Brand names in like-new condition usually bring in bigger bucks (Pottery Barn tables, Kitchen Aid mixers), but items from another era -- say, china pieces produced in a limited run - are also in demand. Even 1960s and 1970s kitsch may fetch a nice sum -- call it the Mad Men effect. One eBay seller offloaded a 1968 glass coffeepot for $23.
- Classic Replacements buys china, crystal, and flatware from anywhere in the U.S. Once you receive a quote, ship itRead More »from Spring Clean and Make Money Off Old Home Goods