Moving feels like a blessing and a curse at times. Getting a fresh start is exciting – but the packing process requires you to finally empty out those neglected closets and overstuffed junk drawers. Now’s the perfect time to declutter and make sure that only the things you really need and love end up in your new space. You can even earn some cash in the process by using reputable resale apps!
It’s one of the older resale sites, but eBay is still hugely popular with buyers and sellers. One of eBay’s best selling points is that you can sell virtually anything on the site, from used clothing to antiques and furniture. Be aware that the site charges fees for sellers and it’s up to you to pack and ship anything you sell. eBay isn’t necessarily the best place for offloading lots of small-ticket items, but it can be invaluable in auctioning off nice pieces or lots of items (like a large book series collection or similar) that you no longer use.
Think of Craigslist like a local version of eBay. You can create postings for virtually anything you’re trying to offload and, because listings are organized by city, any buyers you find should be located nearby. It’s free to create listings – and, since buyers and sellers typically conduct sales in person, shipping costs are zero. You also don’t have to pack the item you’re selling, which is a huge bonus – you’re already packing enough! However, using Craigslist can be dicey because no one vets the buyers, so take some safety precautions when arranging the exchange. Share minimal personal information and meet buyers in public places – never at your home or theirs.
For selling clothes you no longer want, it’s hard to beat the convenience of thredUP. Order a free Clean Out bag from the company, fill it up with high-quality and gently-used clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories and hand the bag to your mail carrier. (They take both women’s and kids’ clothing.) Processors at thredUP determine what they can sell and handle all the work of listing those pieces for sale online. You get money for the things they sell, minus a commission, and thredUP either sends back or recycles anything they reject. You can also select to donate everything to charity!
Still holding onto an older iPhone? Trying to pare down your book or CD collection? Check out Decluttr to make some money on these items and more – including your unused tech devices like tablets and game consoles. Use the company’s app to scan the barcodes on any items you’re hoping to sell, or enter information manually on the Decluttr site: they’ll tell if you they accept the item and how much they’ll pay you for it. If you like the sale price that’s offered, pack everything into a box and ship it to Decluttr for free.
Ready to start selling? Good luck! And if you need help storing all your belongings while you make your move, contact Delicate Moving to learn about our range of storage solutions. We can help with all aspects of your move, from start to finish. Call today for a quote!