Monthly Archives: January 2017

Getting Rid Of Your Old Junk

chaos-227971_960_720Sometimes, you find that you have accumulated a whole lot of stuff. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does make for sometimes having too much in your home. Those once interesting or useful items now are not seen as they once were, but more as clutter. So this may prompt one to decide to throw away these types of things. And while there is nothing wrong with cleaning house a bit, there can be a better way to do this.
Like selling your things instead. Wouldn’t it be better to make a little extra rather than just throw it out? Of course it would, but this can create a problem for those who don’t want to take the time or effort to sell them. Well, you’re in luck, as we have found some really easy ways to offload some of your old stuff.

First of all, Fedex now has a service where they will list and sell items for you on eBay (for a percentage of the selling value). This can be great for those who don’t want to take the time to create and manage a listing. Everything will be taken care of for you and you don’t need to do anything outside of bringing your item in.

Another thing you can do is make a trip to go and pawn some of your things. If they are items of some value and are functional, you can usually walk in and out rather quickly with some cash in hand. Useful again if you aren’t too concerned with what you are going to get for the items and just want them gone, fast.

Of course, none of these methods are going to yield great financial results. Doing the listings yourself or taking the time to find a buyer will generally get you more money, but if you don’t have the time to be bothered with all of that, then these options are great alternatives that still make you some money.

Where To Sell What

question-mark-160071_960_720When trying to sell your unused or unwanted possessions, it is important to know what venue or medium to use in order to find the right audience. This is essential in making the most from your stuff, as the right buyer will pay the right price. And not every type of buyer looks in the same place. So let’s take a look at some of the different places where one would do best in selling various types of items.

First, let’s look at furniture. Online listings like craigslist would be the best for this one, as you want local buyers who are willing to come over and pick up the item. Shipping costs for furniture are too high, so you definitely want to sell to locals. As an alternative, a well-promoted yard sale can sometimes yield results, but yard sale shoppers typically try to pay less.

Next, there’s the matter of electronics. Listing them online is a good way to go, but there are other options as well. If you have a working item on your hands that is either old enough to be of antique or collector value, or modern enough that it would be desired, you can try taking it to a pawn shop Davie located for a quick exchange. There’s no faster way to get paid for your item, though this will not give the biggest payout. For better pay, you’ll need to market to individuals directly.

Clothes can be a bit trickier, though with apps like Poshmark and other taking hold, this is getting a bit easier. Typically, clothes are only sold if they are of an expensive brand name, or if there is a lasting value to them. Typically, you’re almost better off donating them unless they are of the aforementioned variety.