Now might be the perfect time to ask ourselves, “does it still spark joy?” As the KonMari method recommends, go through your closet, bedroom, attic, and every other space in your home to see if that handbag, ceramic vase, or collection of baseball cards still puts a smile on your face. If the item no longer makes you happy, then it is time to say goodbye and, in turn, make money during this time of self-isolation and quarantine. After all, lack of movement—which many of us have been guilty of during these challenging times—also puts unnecessary stress on our minds and bodies. Therefore, rather than impairing your mental and physical health, the entire team here at Biltmore Loan and Jewelry encourages you to get up, declutter for a better you, and convert your valuables into fast cash in Phoenix, AZ.
High-End Items in Your House to Sell for Fast Money
Are you ready to turn your household chaos into a gold mine? Here are seven things you can sell to make extra cash.
1. Designer Handbags
In a time where millennials and centennials are rewriting the future of luxury brands, the demand for brand new and pre-owned designer handbags continues to soar despite the pandemic. The Hermès Himalayan and Chanel Flap Bag, for instance, are timeless pieces that never go on sale. Instead, their prices have consistently gone up. There has never been a better time than now to make a hefty profit from pre-loved designer handbags from the aforementioned brands, as well as from Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, and many other coveted fashion houses.
Having a bountiful collection of ceramic planters, porcelain vases, handmade Native American rugs, crystals, and other valuable antiques is truly impressive and a dream come true for many connoisseurs. However, you may realize later on that your collection is merely collecting dust, or maybe you inherited several pieces that do not fit for your personal decorative tastes. If these antiques are no longer sparking joy for you, they might still bring happiness to someone else. In this scenario, it is a good idea to sell your antiques.
3. Fine Jewelry
There are countless good reasons to sell your jewelry for cash, including:
- You no longer wear the jewelry.
- You want to use the cash from a sale to buy something you enjoy.
- You need the money to pay for rent, groceries, or other essentials.
- The jewelry—usually an heirloom, engagement ring, or wedding band—reminds you of a negative or complicated relationship that you wish to move on from.
4. Watches or Timepieces
It is customary to feel a great sense of pride while seeing your father’s Rolex or mother’s Cartier timepiece on your wrist. But if a voice in your head keeps whispering “it doesn’t look good on you,” you might want to listen. A watch should match your personality and style. If it doesn’t, and perhaps you see no point in forcing your own children to “endure” an heirloom that may not suit them, then it could be ideal to sell your designer watch for a competitive price.
5. Sports and Music Memorabilia
The sports and music memorabilia market is massive. Fans of different sports—including baseball, football, golf, boxing, wrestling, hockey, horseback riding, NASCAR, etc.—and fans of famous singers, rappers, bands, pianists, songwriters, and other musicians have an unparalleled passion for collecting souvenirs, autographs, apparel, and instruments.
An important word of advice: when selling either music or sports memorabilia, you want to ensure the authenticity of each item. Otherwise, you will have an irreversible negative reputation among dedicated memorabilia investors.
6. Designer Scarves
The silkscreened designer scarves from Hermès are among the most popular accessories in the world of glitz and glam. Each lavish scarf features artwork from various artists, including Hugo Grygkar, Eugene Brunelle, and Kermit Oliver. Hermès’ limited vintage pieces are worth the most, although in general, luxe scarves from Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and other high-end fashion brands also command high resell prices depending on the style, season, rarity, and tale behind each sash.
Compulsive hoarding is an unhealthy behavioral pattern, and most individuals who are guilty of this habit often find themselves with attics and garages full of unused valuables, including stored-to-be-forgotten electronics. The good news, however, is that there are avid collectors of stereo equipment and audio systems in the world. If you want to make money fast for a minimal amount of effort, then sell your high-end electronics such as speakers, amplifiers, and music players from brands like LG, Sony, Samsung, Pioneer, Onkyo, Teac, and Denon.
Regardless of how much a particular item costs and how famed its label is, you must ensure to maintain your investment piece in exceptional condition. The more wear and tear, scratches, or scuffs an item has, the less money you are going to get when you decide to resell it.
A Final Word
There has never been a better time to start and finish a decluttering project since most of us are spending a considerable amount of time at home. Our motivation to clean and organize can even begin with a simple realization. For example, as we spend more hours lounging in our family rooms, we might notice which of our collection of delicate Asian antiques compliments our decorative tastes the most, and then determine which pieces could be sold. Likewise, taking a break from our office attire can help us identify which clothes and accessories we need or don’t need in our wardrobes. You might be surprised to learn that you have plenty of valuables to sell and profit from.
Book an Appointment
Do you own any of the items we purchase? If you want to make extra cash during quarantine, please schedule a private appointment by dialing one of the following numbers:
- 480-991-5626 if you live near Scottsdale, AZ
- 480-705-5626 if you reside near Chandler, AZ
For any questions or concerns regarding Biltmore Loan and Jewelry’s social distancing and protective measures, please read of COVID-19 Advisory here. Our team looks forward to doing business with you in a safe environment.