We all have a lovely collection of homeschool books, lesson guides, manipulatives, and curricula that tend to grow rather fast. The idea to get some money out of your used goods is a wonderful way to be able to get more goods for the next grades coming upon us all sooner than we would all like.
Here is a shortlist of the best places to sell your preowned homeschool goods to help you cut some clutter (or bring in some more – your choice!).
This is a great place to sell to people you already know and love. Meeting up with family and friends who want the wonderful base tens block is easy as pie. And if you don’t get any bites, then you can easily list your items on a different platform. The only caveat is you might need to list the price rather low, but it can get your items out of your house more quickly than the options below.
While Amazon might not be the place to list a complete curriculum or manipulatives, you might be able to get a good price on books if you list them individually. Any person needs to sign up to sell on Amazon via their Seller Central portal, which is usually easy for anyone who is a current Amazon aficionado. I’ve had a lot of luck selling books on Amazon over the years for a better price than I’d get at a yard sale, while it’s no longer the first place I list an item, I do love the easy process.
If the weather is good in your area and you’re up for the task of setting up and sitting in your front yard after spending the evening before posting signs, then the yard sale might be your best option. This is especially if you have a lot you want to get out of your, and if it involves a lot more than homeschool items, then this would be your best option.
Many areas offer homeschool swaps, where everyone brings their preowned goodies and sets them up, then you can sell or swap with other local homeschool families. Scour Facebook and Instagram to see if there is one coming up in your area.
I love selling items on eBay. It may not be the easiest task, but this is usually the place to get the highest price for your homeschool treasures. You do have to sign up for a seller account, list all the information (easiest on a desktop), and then post images of your stuff (easiest on the phone app), and then pack and ship your items, but all that work pays off in the end.
Another option, eBay now offers the ability to sell the items and ship to someone or to sell to someone local who can pick them up at a place of your choosing.
You might be asking why you’re not seeing Craigslist on here. While Craigslist had a hot moment in time, it quickly got out of hand, and many have been injured over or robbed when meeting to exchange goods. Also, they have a large number of false leads, which is not something we have time to waste our hopes upon.
Many apps have opened their doors with similar setups as eBay and Amazon, but I have that they don’t hold water when it comes to the OGs. When in doubt, you can always donate your items to a local library or church.