We all have to admit it to ourselves sometimes: we accumulate too much. Whether it be gifts, poorly thought out purchases, things we’ve outgrown, or simply things that we don’t have space for anymore, sometimes we just need to offload junk. Ideally, we don’t want to simply throw things away, we want to be able to make some money off of the things we don’t have any use for. Below are some tips for selling your unwanted junk.
Find Out How Much Your Junk Goes for
If you are selling something, especially something that you think could be in relatively high demand, you might want to consider going online and figuring out what the market price is. If it’s something that you would like to make a bit of money on, but you are more concerned with simply unloading it, it is often useful to undercut the market price, especially if what you are selling is still in relatively good condition.
If there are some things that you want to sell, and you aren’t willing to accept anything less than what they are worth, but you just don’t have the space to keep them around your home, consider investing in a self storage unit for the time being. Storage pricing and contracts are flexible, based on what you need to store and the amenities you are after.
When it doubt, put it up on Craigslist. Craigslist, for anyone who has never used it, is like a yard sale, but world wide. You simply create a free listing for what you are trying to sell, and wait for people to respond. Craigslist is great because it is visible to the entire world. Maybe there is someone who collects exactly what you are selling a few provinces or states away, who is willing to drive the distance and pay you exactly what you want for what you are offering. You never would have been able to reach this person if it weren’t for the internet.
A Yard Sale
You might want to get rid of something ASAP and keeping it in storage might not be an option. In that case, and instead of waiting on responses from the internet, consider having a yard sale. Advertising for a yard sale can consist of a hand full of flyers that you put up around your neighbourhood letting people know that you are having a fire sale and that all items must go. You might not get as much money for your junk with this option, but at least you will get something.
Selling your junk not only earns you money, but you can help extend the life of something that you no longer find useful, but someone else just might. If you want to hold out and see just how much you can get for your old junk, but don’t have the space to keep it sitting in your home, consider a self storage unit until you’ve found a buyer.