We’re all guilty of having a bit too much stashed away in our cupboards. Maybe it was the set of golf clubs you got for Christmas or a game console that you played for a grand total of one week. Selling your items is a great way to make some extra cash and declutter your home.
Good news - everything you've got gathering dust can finally be put to good use.
How? By selling them.
Selling your items is an easy way to get some instant cash to use for something you really want or need, like saving up for a holiday or maybe a DIY project around the house.
The benefits are two-fold - not only do you get to inch your way closer to that dream, but you also get to declutter the closets and sheds that have been packed to the rafters for far too long.
You can also identify trends in what you’re deciding to sell. For example, if you find that you’re constantly getting rid of games and game consoles, you probably don’t need to purchase the latest PS5 - chances are that would gather dust, too.
Who thought selling the items lying around the house was the type of gift that keeps on giving?
There are many ways that you can sell your goods. You can sell them online, set up a stall at your local market, or sell your goods to your local second hand retailer. The options are endless but there are a few things that you need to consider prior to listing an ad or heading into your local second hand retailer.
The dangers of private selling
The often-overlooked fact about selling privately through sites such as Gumtree, eBay, or Facebook Marketplace is safety. You never know who, or what, could be on the other side. We’ve all heard the horror stories, like items in poor condition and not as advertised, or even the classic grab-and-run.
Before posting an ad for an item, make sure that you're completely aware of the risks involved. Ask for ID, contact details, and try to meet in a busy, public place.
If you want to sell items quickly, don't forget it can be a hassle waiting for potential customers. Your ad could even stay online for weeks before you sell your goods.
Selling to retailers
A much easier way to sell your goods and avoiding the tiresome method of private ads is by selling your items through a second-hand retailer. Not only are you guaranteed your own safety, you’re guaranteed a hassle-free way to get some quick money.
Whether you’re getting rid of an old surfboard or smartphone, preparing your items before selling them makes for an easy, seamless process. You can avoid worrying about the smaller things like forgetting to back up your precious photos and start focusing on the instant cash you just received.
Selling your items is an easy way to make quick money and inch your way closer to achieving your savings goals.
From old power tools, to never-used jet skis, who knows what value you can unlock with the items that are currently lying around the house.