I have moved to several different states over the years. Taking large amounts of things with me can get pretty pricey!
Even if you’re not moving, how much do you have at home that you don’t use or rarely use? You may not even realize how much you actually have!
Going through everything will probably require some organizing which is a GREAT idea! This will give you and your home a fresh start and put money in your pocket!
There are many ways to sell your stuff! There are websites like Craigslist and apps like LetGo where you can sell something locally. This is a good idea if you’re getting rid of bigger items or items that are heavy. Shipping is pretty pricey for items like that. However, if you can’t find anyone locally who would like to buy it, go ahead and list it online for shipping. You never know, you might just find the person who would love to have your item and pay for shipping too! 🙂
Other places to sell items online are Ebay and Amazon. You’ll likely have to ship these items but the buyer will pay for shipping. You’ll just print the paper, stick it on the package and go to USPS or UPS website and schedule a pick up! They’ll come pick your package up for you, free! I love this option. It prevents me from having to venture out just to stop at the USPS or even FedEx.
SO what did I sell?
Well I went through everything and organized as I did. (I’ve done this many times, by the way.)
Here is what I’ve sold:
- My gently used clothing
- My kids gently used clothing
- Crib that’s been sitting in my closet forever
- Toddler bed that’s not longer used
- Gently used cloth diapers
- Maternity clothing
- Pack & Play
- Toys (how many toys do you have that your kids no longer play with? Mine had a ton!)
- Digital Camera
- Christmas decorations (that we haven’t used in a few yrs)
- Lotions and body wash (oops, I stocked up too much at the semi-annual sales. They were all NEW!)
- Computer desk and chair. (The desk wasn’t great but I fixed it up a little and it looked good!)
- Guitar (This came in my possession a while ago. I don’t know how to play. The thought of one day learning made it sit in my closet for almost two years. So, gone)
- Small TV (rarely used)
- Books (and you know we have plenty of those!)
- Old tires from my car (make great tire swings or planting inside them)
- Name brand purse I was gifted and didn’t use
Total I earned a little over $2,500.
I’m not done though! It takes time to sell stuff. Sometimes the right person doesn’t see your post and you’ll have to post again. Hassle, right? Yea a little but hey, look at all the stuff I sold and how much I made! That adds up! I think it’s definitely worth it.
So how did I sell it all? Well, I’ve actually been selling things off and on online for years. New or not. I’ve learned a few things.
- If you want to sell a lot of items it’s worth it to pay for the shop or store on sites like Amazon and Ebay.
- Don’t go too high on your prices, you’re selling gently used items. People don’t want to pay a ton.
- That being said: they’re looking for a deal. Give them one. Negotiate and know the lowest price you’ll take for the item.
- Photos are a huge tool in selling. Take great photos, and make sure you take a bunch. Example? If you’re selling shoes: take photos of the top, bottom, and each side.
- If you sell somewhere like Ebay or Amazon, ask for reviews after your customer receives the item! A few 5 star reviews and people are definitely more likely to buy from you.
- Make sure you’re honest with the customer. If they ask questions, be honest. Don’t say something just to sell it. Honesty will get you those 5 star reviews you want
- People can also review on shipping time so make sure you’re shipping within the time you said would.
We all could use a little extra cash in our pockets! This is a great way to not only do that but to also de-clutter your house too!
Have you sold items online or locally? Let me know!