Selling Off Unwanted Items
When calculating how much a move is going to cost you, the weight of the shipment is one very critical factor that determines the cost of your moving services. The heavier the items are, the more you will have to pay. To make sure that you are not paying for junk, it is important to de-clutter your home before calling in the moving company for an in-house inspection for your moving requirements.
Let’s look at some of the options you have when you want to sell your unwanted items before the move.
These sales are based on the saying that ‘One man’s meat is another man’s poison’. With that in mind, something that is junk to you might be valuable to your neighbor a few blocks down the street.
Basically, in a yard sale all you need to do is to identify the items you would like to get rid of and you arrange them neatly in your yard or garage on the day of your sale with prices. Once this is done, all that’s left is to be present to collect the money when the buyers start streaming in.
Although they will take a bit of time and some work to put together, if you pick the right day of the week for your neighborhood and you advertise it early enough, garage sales can be quite effective in de-cluttering. They make it that much easier to prepare for your impending move.
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Word of mouth
This is a more traditional approach that works best if you have a few high-ticket items that you would like to sell like your washing machine, refrigerator or dishwasher.
To sell, you will need to inform your friends, co-workers and close family members that you are interested in selling whatever it is that you are selling and request them to inform any interested people in their circles.
You should also send the information to any local groups that you have joined and participated in.
If you are looking to reach a bigger audience, eBay is the way to go. With millions of buyers and sellers from all corners of the country, you have a higher chance of getting a buyer for your items. You will however need to pay to list your products, and once they sell, you will also need to pay a commission.
Craigslist is another popular alternative for selling your belongings online. It has a large number of active users and is great for selling larger items like bicycles, home appliances or furniture and is free to use.
Facebook is one of the most popular social websites available today. Millions of people, all over the world, log on each day. Use these numbers to find potential buyers for your items.
Moving doesn’t have to be complicated. You only need to plan early and start making baby steps, checking off one item at a time and before you know it, you will be ready to invite your moving company to come and collect your things.
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