Turn Your Junk into CashPosted on February 4, 2016 in Tips
Clothes spilling out of your closets? Books piling up in the basement? Toys scattered in every nook and cranny of your home? Maybe it is time to clear out the clutter before things really get out of hand. Rather than tossing your unwanted items to the curb for the next garbage collection, why not try to turn your trash into cash? Here are some great ways to get rid of your stuff and make some money while doing it.
Hold a Yard Sale
Garage sales are a great way to sell your unwanted items in a hurry without having to cart it around everywhere. To ensure your garage sale is a hit, you want to make it easy for prospective buyers to find you. For starters, you can make some signs and post them in your neighborhood. You can also take out an ad in the classified section of your local paper. Spreading the word on Craigslist, Facebook, and Twitter is another smart option to entice people to visit your yard sale, especially for people who live outside your community.
Consign Your Unwanted Items
If you don’t have the time (or are simply not interested in putting in the effort), why not take your stuff to a consignment shop. These specialty stores will display your items and sell them for a percentage, or in some rare cases, buy your things outright. Consignment stores will accept anything from clothes and shoes to books and furniture—provided they are in tip-top condition.
Sell It on the Web
It has never been easier to sell your stuff online. Craigslist and Facebook are great sites to post items you are looking to get rid of for some quick cash. A site like eBay is another great online selling option where people can bid on your things. Remember, if you are thinking about selling online, make sure to include some good photos of your things. Most people won’t even think about purchasing items without a picture.
Recycle Your Stuff
Did you know that you some companies will pay you to recycle your unwanted items? Some electronics manufactures and stores, for example, offer incentives, allowing you to turn old electronics into cash or new electronic products. Junkyards are also a good places to go to sell a wide variety of things like furniture, barbecue grills, air conditioners, bed frames, and more.
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