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Make cash from your unwanted clothes, phones and books with our top tips

STUCK indoors and desparing at all the clutter jamming up your home?

Lockdown is as good a time as any to have a bit of a clear-out.

Give your home a good clearout and make some money in the process with our top tips


Give your home a good clearout and make some money in the process with our top tipsCredit: Alamy

But you can also cash in by selling on unwanted items, whether it be clothes and handbags, or old mobile phones and books.

Here are a few quick and easy ways . . . 

CLOTHES: It’s not just the ladies who might have loads of unwanted or even unworn fashion items — men’s coats and jackets are a big win on at the moment, with an average selling price of £48. You could rake in a pretty penny in no time, what with the cold weather we have been having of late.

HANDBAGS: We are not getting out much and our handbags are likely being used far less, especially if you have a large collection. Quality used bags from the high street are always hot sellers second-hand, and higher-end brands often fetch a very good price — especially if no longer available to buy new. I bet you have at least two bags in your wardrobe that you could sell. I love the app Depop for flogging things like this — it is great for those looking for, or selling, vintage fashion, and is easy to use. It is available on Android and iPhone.

PHONES: If, like most of us, you have a few old mobile phones stashed away, you could be sitting on a potential wad of dosh. Head over to to find out how much you could get for your old phone — for example, I found out I could get £45 for my old 64GB iPhone 6 Plus, from online gadget retailer MusicMagpie.

BOOKS: With 44 per cent of readers now reading ebooks on Kindles or other tablets, instead of physical books, you may well have a shelves full of titles that will no longer be read — and this also takes up a lot of valuable room around the home. To clear some space and also cash in, head to — where you can get an instant valuation just by entering a book’s barcode. Easy.

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