Garage sales can be a ton of fun to go to. They're big treasure hunts! While someone's getting rid of things they don't want, you're able to score some killer deals for yourself.
But have you tried reselling the items you've bought? A lot of people sell things way under market value just to get it out of their homes, which is great for you! With a little bit of research you'll be able to find the best garage sale items to flip for profit. Who doesn't love shopping AND making money?
- Vintage Pyrex pieces – You may have grown up with your mom making casseroles or pot roasts in these dishes and believe it or not, they're in big demand these days. They come in gorgeous colors, often with simple patterns on them. Check Pinterest – people dedicate whole boards to these beauties! People are making money from these not just on eBay, but Etsy as well!
- Real leather items – Think of how expensive these are to buy brand new. Picking up some leather shoes or handbags can be a great way to make extra cash. Just be sure that what you buy is in good condition and doesn't have any rips or tears.
- Yankee Candle items – This is a big name in the candle game and they have been around for quite a few years. If you find unused candles of any size, tart warmers, or other candle accessories, it's a good idea to snatch them up! You'll find buyers that want to add to their collection or people that want to get their hands on their favorite scents that have been discontinued / retired – which means, more money for you!
- Maternity clothes – Clothes in general can be costly. Then add a temporary reason to have specific clothes and that drives the cost up even more. If you come across some nice maternity clothes in good condition, you might want to try your hand at selling them. Keep an eye out for items women can wear to the office or name brand items.
- Name brand clothes – This applies not just to maternity clothes, but all clothes. Before buying anything, do some research online. See what brands are selling well. The amount you may earn from these items totally depends on the brand. You might spend $2 on a really cute Old Navy dress but be able to flip it for $12. At the right time of year, a North Face jacket can resell for over $50. Also, be on the look out for plus size clothing that's in good condition, especially from brands like Torrid, Old Navy, and Forever 21.
- College textbooks – If you're able to get your hands on textbooks, research the titles on resale sites such as Chegg.com to see how much they'll pay you for the book. You'll be surprised how much a second hand textbook can go for! Also, if you find time at home, try buying textbooks off eBay to flip for profit – you might find newer versions of textbooks that way.
What about you? Do you flip garage sale items? Or do you just like to shop garage sales for the savings?