Cleaning your house isn't fun, but at least you can make money at it.
How? Thanks to companies who are happy to take your used clothes and never-opened electronics and sell them for a profit.
Here's the quick guide to cleaning your house like a broke millennial:
Sell your extra clothes on ThredUp.
ThredUp is an online consignment shop where you can buy and sell gently used clothing. The company will send you a clean-out kit (postage and all), so all you have to do is clean out your closet and send the items to them. The company accepts a wide-range of brands from Old Navy to J Crew to Coach and other items like shoes and handbags, so it's easy to trade in most of what you don't want to wear anymore. While it accepts kid's clothing and women's, it doesn't do men's clothing yet.
Payment: ThredUp will either give you store credit or send the money to your PayPal account (minus a 2% fee). It also offers the option to donate the money to charity.
Save your fanciest items to go up for consignment on the Real Real.
If your closet is filled with Chanel, Prada, and Gucci, then make sure you a pick a site that specializes in pricing high-end clothing. The RealReal will either send you a prepaid shipping label or come to your house if you have 10 or more items to send in. Consignors earn 60% of the net sale price of items sold totaling $7,499 or less, or 70% if it's $7,500 or higher. It is consignment though, so you have to wait for the sale to be paid.
Payment: The RealReal will send you a check on the 15th of the month after you ship it in, although there's also a direct deposit option. There's also the option of site credit, and The RealReal will add an extra 5% to your total commission if you spend it on the site.
Send your unused electronics from iPods to cell phones to Gazelle.
Gazelle is one of the best for exchanging your old electronics for cash. Its site makes it easy to choose the type of phone and its condition and receive an instant offer. Plus shipping is free and you get an extra $20 credit when you sell to buy something different off the site.
Payment: You can receive a check, have it sent to your PayPal account, or turn it into an Amazon electronic gift card.