Spring Cleaning – The seller’s way
Do you possess a million items from every decade of your life, which haven’t seen the light of day in years? Well, in some areas Spring has already sprung, and it’s time to freshen up your home with a thorough Spring clean! It’s the perfect excuse to have a good sort-out of all your worthless clutter, which could actually be of worth to someone else. So don’t just chuck things away, here’s some advice on what could be of worth, and what is just worth selling to make some much-needed space:
Clear up and clear out:
To make it easier to find the more valuable items later, sell your stuff which you know is not of much individual value. Items such as old CDs, DVDs, video games, unwanted clothes, out-dated consoles and laptops, DHS videos, mobiles and music stereos can be sold en bulk online, in any condition. Money exchange websites, such as musicMagpie, will offer a satisfying price on most of these items, dependent on their given value. These items can be accumulated to make a grand overall sum, and you can declutter quicker!
Obviously, some of your ‘junk’ will be worth more than others. Believe it or not, some of your old toys or comic books stashed away may be priceless collectibles. Antique ornaments, old furniture, paintings and jewelry can add renewed sparkle to your wallet, once they’ve been cleaned up a little from the dust collected over the years. Items such as these would do well at an auction, whether online with eBay, or in your district area, but get these pieces valued first, to make sure you’re not missing out on a fortune.
To save on postage, list unused pieces of gym and sports equipment in classified adverts in your local paper or regionalized area on Craigslist, to help find a new fitness-conscious owner closer to home to collect their buff new gear and fetch you a tidy price. Selling designer clothing, particularly vintage, can be a chic prospect. Using marketplace sites, such as Amazon, or Etsy for bespoke items, and setting an attractive price will never wear thin with prospective buyers.
Not for keeps:
When having your sort out, don’t fall into that all too common trap thinking ‘I might need it some day’. If you’ve not used it in the last few years, you probably won’t use it again. So sort out your cupboards and attic, and fill your treasury from selling those treasures!
This post was written by S. Kurt