We all need to find more happiness with a little less. Stuff can make things complicated and simplicity is key. My rule is simple and easy to follow. If you haven’t used it in a year it’s time to say goodbye. This applies to clothing, furniture, toys and more. Don’t complicate things. Instead ask yourself that one simple question and make a quick decision. It’s that easy. Don’t hold onto to too many things. Keep a small window open for sentimental things and move along. The longer it takes you to make a decision the harder this process will be.
Local Buy Sell Trade Facebook Groups
Find your local Buy Sell Trade Groups on Facebook and ask for an invitation. I almost always begin with selling my items here. It’s free to list your items. These groups sell everything from Furniture, Clothing, Toys and More. They each have their own set of rules so be sure to follow by the rules. Some won’t allow certain things to be sold. Typically when I list something on a Buy Sell Trade Site it will look something like this.
Wooden Bookcase. Good condition. Smoke Free/Pet Friendly $20 obo.
Most cities have their own buy sell trade groups so look around. Our city and surrounding cities have many groups that I belong to. If you can’t find a group to join you can always take a picture and post it straight to your Facebook wall. This eliminates any need for shipping large items. You typically meet in a public area and exchange your goods. Just about anywhere that is convenient for both the buyer and seller.
-Free to List Items
Craigslist is an amazing tool for buying and selling locally. It’s free to list your items and eliminates any trouble with shipping. You want to make sure you take good photos of your items and are willing to negotiate price. Give a good description of the item. The better you describe what you are selling the less questions you will have. Include measurements, color, and condition. Always meet in a public area to exchange your goods. If they need to come to your home to see your item use common sense and make sure you are not home alone.
-Free to List Items
Do you have a lot of items you are trying to get sell at once? This may be a great option for you. We recently had a Hoard Sale and did excellent. You want to advertise your Garage Sale everywhere. Your local newspaper, coffee shop, Facebook, Craigslist. Use street signs in a bright neon color and direct the buyers to your home. I like to use one color so that potential buyers know they are going in the right direction. Sometimes it’s all about the wording. Consider advertising as a Hoarders Sale or Moving Sale. It’s about grabbing the attention of the locals. This is a great way to sell a lot of items at once but don’t overprice your items if you want them to move. Be reasonable and willing to negotiate. Consider getting your neighbors involved and have a street wide sale. It will bring more traffic and traffic is good.
-Sell a lot of items at once
If you are trying to sell name brand clothing or accessories in excellent condition this would be a great option. For example. If you are trying to sell a Coach purse it’s going to receive the most traffic from Ebay. People will bid on that purse and drive the price up which is great for the seller. Make sure you use good photos and list your items in the correct categories. You want the buyers to be able to find your item. I personally don’t frequent Ebay lately but for high priced items it’s the best return. You must pay a percentage once your items has sold. You then must ship the item once the bidding has ended. This isn’t a good option for large items. If it doesn’t fit in a flat rate box I would consider selling it elsewhere.
-Make the most for high price items
-Pay if item sells
Get ready to remove the clutter and make some extra cash friends. If you haven’t used it in a year it’s time to say goodbye. It will bring someone else joy and you can feel good simplifying your home. Happy Selling friends! Do you have any good tips you want to share? If you liked this post be sure to pin it and share.