Moving is expensive. You’re buying a new home, paying your professional movers and funding everything that goes along with it. So why not make some money while you’re at it?
While it might seem hard to make extra money, it’s really not that difficult! You’re already sorting through all of your belongings and deciding what you’re bringing and what can stay behind – so rather than tossing out bins of old clothes or that dining room table set you no longer want, why not sell them?
Here are some items that you should consider selling:
Selling your furniture at consignment stores will get you about one-third of their original retail price, according to Kiplinger. The best items to sell? Upholstered, leather, wooden dining sets, buffet tables and mid-century modern furniture.
ELECTRONICS AND SMARTPHONES
Did you discover a drawer full of your old smartphones, iPods or other devices? Believe it or not, you can make some cash on them! There are plenty of sites for this exact purpose, such as Gazelle. Or you can find your local ecoATM and make your exchange on the spot!
Tons of places accept clothing in good condition. Some will either pay you upfront for them, or give you a cut of how much they sell it for later. Some stores you can physically go to to make your exchange, but there are also online thrift stores such as Tradesy, where you can list your clothing, submit your photos for pricing and ship, all without leaving your home!
Turn to eBay to sell some of your old items if you’re planning on upgrading with some new tools once you reach your new destination.
These are just things that you can sell, but don’t stop there! Kitchen items, children’s toys, books, magazines, exercise equipment, CD’s or records can get you paid as well! There are also plenty of online exchanges such as Craigslist or apps such as LetGo to sell your items.
And remember: weather permitting, you can always host a celebratory garage sale!