7 ways to cash in on spring cleaning
Make extra money from toys and sports
There's a lot of money to be made in child's play. The same rules for selling collectibles apply to vintage toys that are discovered in spring cleaning.
When it comes to collectible toys, the most popular are tin toys and train sets from the '40s, '50s and '60s, especially those still in their original packaging, LaPedis says.
"Packaging won't end the value, but it can increase the value," LaPedis says.
For sports equipment, Ingram likes selling to nationwide reseller Play It Again Sports. "They buy stuff all year-round," Ingram says. "So if you have a bunch of sports equipment your kids aren't using or they've grown out of, try Play It Again Sports first to see what they might give you for it."