As the unemployment rate is still rather high, you are probably one of the ones unemployed if you are reading this. Sometimes you can find a job but can not start until next week or so and then maybe won’t get your first paycheck weeks later. Until then, bills still have to be paid. I have been there, so I know what it feels like. These are some personal items you can sell to make money while job hunting.
Sell your car. I know you are probably laughing, but you will not believe the number of people who have decided to do this to keep from having car insurance and a car payment. They ended up saving on average of $450 a month. This is easier to do if you live in a metropolitan area, where you can take public transportation to get to where you need to go. This probably won’t be a good idea if you live in the country and have to drive 30 miles just to get to Wal mart or your nearest gas station.
Sell your furniture. If some of your furniture is just for decoration, and you desperately need money, sell it. I had two dressers in my bedroom. While unemployed, I sold one online for $130 and ended up with more space. You won’t miss it. You can always buy a new couch, a new dining room table or a new lounge chair once you get a job.
Sell your clothes. You can do this at a yard sale. If you have a closet full of summer dresses, pants that you haven’t worn since high school, shirts stuck in the back of the closet that you forgot you had, sell them. Not only will you create more closet space, but you will make money also.
Sell your jewelry. This may be hard to do for many people. I personally wouldn’t sell jewelry that was given to me as a gift from a loved one, but if it’s jewelry that you bought and don’t really have sentimental value to it, then sell it.
Sell your paintings and figurines. If you are a collector of these items, then they most likely will sell pretty well as people like to decorate their homes.
You may not make enough money to last three or four months, but you will make enough to keep your head above water. Happy job hunting!