There are some moments in life where money can be quite tight. You might have had some extra expenses, or as the pandemic has shown, job losses can come at any time. During these times, it can be hard to find a job that matches exactly what you were on before, or you could want to find a way to make a little extra cash. It can go a long way to pay bills or go into savings, whatever you need to do with your money.

If you have found yourself in a situation like this, then how about looking at your home first? There are things in your home, plus the home itself, that can be used to make money (and quickly). Some items you may not want to part with, but there are some that you have that could sell for a lot of money. For example, people pay cash for diamonds, if you have some stashed away, such as a family heirloom. If you have any of the following, then it could be worth looking at if you’re in need of extra cash.


As has been mentioned, people can pay cash for your diamonds or other jewelry. But even if you don’t have lots of gems stashed away, you could look to sell the gold and silver metals, for example. That being said, you also don’t need to have Harry Winston style diamonds and jewelry to make money from it. You can still make money selling different levels of quality of jewelry, from Tiffany and Co. to plain silver jewelry.

Old video games and game cards

There is a big market for old video games. If you have them stashed away in the attic and you no longer need them, they can definitely be worth looking at selling them. Even better if you have a retro games console to sell too! Game cards, such as Pokemon cards can sell well too, if you have a collection of them from when you were younger.


Although not necessarily likely to bring in the big bucks, depending on the kind of clothing that you have, you can still sell good quality used clothing and make money. Branded items do best when selling online, with labels such as Abercrombie or Chanel. Baby clothes also sell well, with many people looking to get affordable baby clothing for their little ones.


Sadly, there aren’t going to be too many of us that find a genuine Picasso in our attic hidden away. However, there will be many people who have different art, pottery, or sculptures in their home that could be used to make money. For those in the know, these could offer some real good value to collectors, as well as interior designers looking to decorate their home in a particular way.

Have a browse of online selling sites such as eBay, to get an idea of what you could get for similar items. It is some easy money, as long as you no longer want or need the item.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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