Getting Organized at Home: 3 Smart Strategies for Selling Used Stuff

Studies indicate that the average American home has doubled in size since the 1950’s yet one in every 11 homes still has to rent a storage unit. Even more surprising is the fact that the average 3-bedroom home has approximately 300,000 items in it. It is no wonder that a lot of Americans have a serious clutter problem.

So, if you are looking to get your home in order, you need to start eliminating some of your stuff, and you need to do it now. However, instead of throwing away all of those unneeded things, you can make some cash by selling them. How do you do it? Here are some smart strategies that you may need to consider when selling your pre-loved items.

How to Make the Most Money from Selling Used Stuff

Choose what to sell and determine its value.

Keep in mind that “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”, so take a careful look at your inventory and try to determine how much it might be worth to someone who wants it. You can do this by looking at the item’s retail value (both brand new and used) and assessing its condition based on the sales listings you’ve seen.

Decide where to sell.

Aside from holding a yard sale or taking your pre-loved items to a second-hand shop, you can also sell used items using online platforms such as eBay, Craigslist, Amazon, Facebook, and NextWorth, among others.

Take good photos.

If you are selling online, using high quality photos can help you sell your goods fast and for a nice profit.

By selling your pre-loved items, you can keep your home more organized and clutter-free, and even make some money in the process. If you want to get more tips on how you can manage your finances better, download this free ebook “17 Money Hacks” from Wela, a digital financial advisor that combines technology and traditional advisors to deliver financial planning tools and advice.
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