Everyone has stuff that they stopped using long ago laying around the home, doing nothing but taking up space. The good news is that you just might have a gold mine hidden right under your bed or in the back of your closet. Making the decision to trade some of that stuff in will not only help you free up some much needed space at home, but you should be able to trade in a lot of that “junk” for cash to acquire items that you really want! Here are eleven tips to help lighten the load and turn your old junk into cash.
1) Sort Through Your Stuff
Go through your closet, jewelry box, garage, storage bins, attic or wherever you might have stuff you don’t use anymore. Too often, we hang on to items that we never use, but just don’t part with for whatever reason. Some people have difficulty letting go of these items, but it’s a lot easier to say goodbye to an item when you realize you are going to turn it in for something better.
2) Post on Craigslist
Craigslist is essentially a virtual garage sale in that you still have control over the pricing and negotiation of your goods. You can also post photos with your listings and select appropriate categories to enhance the buyer prospect. Craigslist also allows more confidential transactions and can be beneficial for meeting in a neutral public space for safety reasons. Craigslist does not rely on good weather and is typically the preferred option before resorting to other online services.There are no fees, however the market is much more competitive in that the site can be browsed and filtered to compare quality, pricing and location of items. In this case, it can take a little longer to complete a transaction.