For some, the ritual of spring cleaning can be stressful and chaotic, not to mention a source of guilt. Who wants to throw all that old, unwanted stuff in a landfill?

Luckily, there are countless sites where you can donate or sell your old goods, including Yardsellr, which resembles a virtual yard sale, and KarmaGoat, which allows you to sell items and choose which charity that receives the proceeds.

Check out our slideshow below for a dozen sites that can help simplify your spring cleaning, heal your guilty conscience and maybe earn you a little cash in the process.

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  • ThredUP

    Kids tend to outgrow clothes at a fast rate. To free up closet space, <a href="" target="_hplink">thredUP</a>, an online consignment shop, allows you to get rid of the mountain of clothes that no longerfit. ThredUP will send you a free bag to fill with the unwanted clothes. You mail them in and they resell the clothes in its online kids clothing shop. In exchange, besides a clean closet, you will receive 20 to 40 percent of the total resale value, which you can either keep or use in thredUP's store. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">Joe Shlabotnik</a></em>.


    Spring cleaning should be made as simple and painless as possible. To help with getting rid of unwanted clutter, you can sell your stuff at <a href="" target="_hplink"></a> using your Paypal account. According to a review by TechCrunch, "the page generated can be shared across social platforms and embedded into web sites. No account is needed as all the management is done through your e-mail and payments are handled by PayPal." <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">thedailyenglishshow</a>.</em>

  • Gumroad

    Looking to get rid of your digital clutter? <a href="" target="_hplink">Gumroad </a>allows you to share and sell your digital items such as photos, unreleased music, blog posts, videos, class study guides and more. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">billaday</a>.</em>

  • Karmagoat

    Spring cleaning is a great way to empty your home of clutter, but it's also a way to feel fulfilled when you're finished. <a href="" target="_hplink">KarmaGoat</a> lets you sell your items to support charities. Once you post your items, choose the charity of your choice -- for example, the Red Cross -- and once you have a buyer, the proceeds will go to that organization. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">NCinDC</a>.</em>

  • Keepio

    Having trouble finding someone who would appreciate your immense collection of coffee mugs or vintage bicycles? <a href="" target="_hplink">Keepio</a> gives you access to communities of others who might be interested in your items. For example, if you have a lot of Star Wars pieces, aim for the "Everything Star Wars" community. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">wayne's eye view</a>.</em>

  • Never Liked It Anyway

    Chances are you have some leftover baggage from a past love and you want to get rid of it while you do your spring cleaning. <a href="" target="_hplink">Never Liked It Anyway</a> allows you to sell your items and tell your side of the story about them. You can also buy other user's items at the "break-up" price. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">Seth Lemmons</a>.</em>

  • Yardsellr

    Spring cleaning is a great excuse to have a yard sale. And who would have thought that you could have a yard sale online? Yard sales just got the digital treatment with <a href="" target="_hplink">Yardsellr</a>, which allows you to connect with buyers via social networking. You can connect with buyers based on interests so you can find those who want exactly what you have -- because you know you've been dying to find someone who wants your Mr. Potato Head.

  • Shopify

    If you're looking to take your decluttering a step further, you can use <a href="" target="_hplink"></a> to create your own web store. Shopify gives you the tools to customize and professionalize your virtual store.

  • Zaarly

    If you're looking for people in your local community to buy your things, you can use <a href="" target="_hplink">Zaarly.</a> If someone is requesting what you're offering, you'll receive a phone alert from Zaarly. You can also put in requests for help with tasks, like cleaning the house or planting a garden. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">Johan Larsson</a></em>.

  • TaskRabbit

    Need some helping hands during your spring cleaning? <a href="" target="_hplink">TaskRabbit</a> helps you find local people to pay in exchange for helping you with various tasks. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">f_trudeau</a>.</em>

  • Gazelle

    If you're not sure what to do with the dated cell phones you found in the back of your desk drawer, you can sell them at <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>. Gazelle pays you by check, by Amazon gift card, or by Paypal once they receive your old phone. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">CannedTuna</a>.</em>

  • NextWorth

    If you've purchased the updated models for a lot your electronics and have let the old ones pile up, the good news is you can recycle them for money! <a href="" target="_hplink">NextWorth</a> provides you with a quote for your electronics, where you can trade them in for cash or gift cards. <em>Flickr photo via: <a href="" target="_hplink">juanpol</a>.</em>