If you have been putting off getting rid of unwanted items around the house, here is another reason to unload what you don’t need that is takes up valuable space. Your junk may be able to bring you cash when you package and market it to be appealing to shoppers. Here are a few ways to get rid of things you don’t need any more and make some money in the process.
Machinery and Equipment
Surprisingly, damaged vehicles and aging lawnmowers along with other unused mechanical items can fetch a decent price from buyers. An automobile that you no longer drive can be sold outright or hauled away for parts for a nice sum. You can even find auto dealers to handle the sale for you. Post an ad on social media or on eBay that requests help to “sell my junk car”. For a small commission, many dealers will use their marketing tools and industry contacts to find a buyer. Other old equipment can be sold at yard sales or to repurposing shops.
Furniture and Décor
Students, newlyweds, single parents, and others love to get deals on second-hand furniture. They often like to buy matching décor, such as wall hangings, accent pieces, and draperies. Take pictures of the items you want to get rid of and post them online at a mercantile site like Craig’s List or offer them on consignment at a thrift store. An all-season garage sale is another way to get other people to buy your furnishings and haul them away for you.
Clothing and Accessories
No matter what style you’ve worn and now want to discard, there’s a good chance other buyers are looking for the same look at an affordable price. Take pictures of your higher-priced items like formalwear and designer bags, and post them on social media or at consignment websites. The other usual options, like yard sales and online merchant sites, are also effective venues for many kinds of clothing. Jewelry, footwear, belts, bags, and scarves may not need individualized marketing, but can rather be accessorized with major clothing items to create an overall stylistic look.
Odds and Ends
Old toys in good condition, certain types of glassware, antique cooking utensils or tools, and classic books may all be objects of interest to shoppers looking for unusual items to refinish or add to their collection. Whatever you want to pitch or donate, try selling it first. You might be surprised by the offers you get.
Cleaning out your home will be more enjoyable than ever as you start racking up sales from sold items, opening up additional space for better use. Start de-cluttering and organizing your trash to entice treasure hunters looking for a great deal.