These days, we all end up with so much unwanted stuff. The good news is that it is now easier than ever to sell items that you no longer need. Whether this is taking them to a car boot sale, selling them to a company or listing them online with an auction website. You can raise a fair amount of money by doing this. It is definitely worth doing if you have items around the house that you no longer need. Personally I was super successful selling clothes on eBay a few years ago, and have also purchased second hand items from Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree.
Baby items are particularly common to sell to someone else. Cots, prams and similar items can be expensive to purchase but they may only be used for a short period (unless the couple is planning on having another baby). New parents will be keen to keep costs down so it makes sense that so many people look to sell their baby items to expecting parents.
Cars are another purchase which is often sold on to help fund the new upgrade. People’s needs change as they go through life, so it makes sense that people look to change their car from time-to-time. You can offset the price of buying a new (or used) car greatly by selling your current vehicle. This can be done privately or you could sell the car to a used car dealer and get a fair valuation from somewhere like AA Cars.
There are then all kinds of other items that you might have in the home that you could sell and earn a fair amount for. Books, DVDs, games, CDs, vinyl and other collector’s items can all earn a fair amount while people also look to sell their furniture and other household products which someone else may need.
Getting Maximum Value
Selling items that you no longer need is great for decluttering. Raising funds to buy replacements, or simply for boosting your wealth. In order to maximise the amount that you get for these items, it is important that you take the time to make them as new and appealing as possible. This might involve cleaning the product, getting a few repairs carried out and generally removing any evidence of a previous owner. If it is a car, for example, then paying to get the interior and exterior professionally cleaned could help you to get a fair amount more. Additionally, it is important to know how much you paid for the item so that you can set a fair asking price (although you may have to haggle).
Selling what you no longer need is great because it means that it was not a waste of money. You can earn a fair amount and help out somebody who is looking for what you have. Selling used items is also very easy once you get the hang of it and you know how to maximise your asking price.
Things like baby clothes are outgrown so quickly. I have managed to sell, donate and give away so many rather then just chucking in the bin.
It really is worth looking around your home for things you can sell. Even if it’s just for a pound, it all adds up!
* Collaborative post