You are out of a job and finding it difficult to pay bills piling up on the table. You work two jobs but wish you had some spare change to spend on a new gadget. In fact, having extra money can increase your happiness quotient. You can take one solid action toward achieving this goal – sell unwanted items for cash.
There are many ways to sell your items if you need emergency cash while unemployed– through garage sale, newspaper ads, flyers, on the internet and so on. But first, let us start with the obvious. Make a mental notes of things you want to sell. Then jot them down on a paper.
Because you have seen the items so many times and rendered them as useless, you can just sell them and earn extra bucks. From now on, when you pass a pair of shoes that you no longer wear, clothes that were supposed to be returned to store a long time ago, or anything that you consider to be occupying space, remember to collect them in a safe place.
Confront the madness in your closet. The main task here is to decide which one to keep and which one to give away, or sell. Most people stuff everything but the kitchen sink into their closets. Those sweaters that are wrinkled, that you wore just once can be sold easily with a light ironing. Some clothes will go quickly, such as children’s clothes, clothes with tag on them, jeans, hats and shawls.
Get Rid of Damaged Clothes
Eliminate whatever is full of holes or stained and keep the rest for the sale. You can also set some of the items for donation and ask for tax deductible receipt. Decide what price should go on a particular item.
And what about those fake jewelry? They will sell too. Most people wear the same jewelry every day, and their collection is left unused and tangled for a long time. If you are one of those people, untangle jewelry and make them presentable by storing each piece in a plastic bag.
Some stores carry presentable jewelry boxes that come handy for storing any jewelry type. You may also like boxes with clear cover where you can see everything at a glance. Remember that expensive jewelry or family heirlooms should be sold to certified or licensed buyers only.
Some of you may be shocked to learn that there is a huge market not just for antiques, but for things that are no longer manufactured or that are outdated. If you find such items, put them in the “for sale” basket. After these items are collected and made accessible, you will certainly need a description and details to sell them on websites like eBay or Craigslist. Once the items are listed, wait for buyers and sell them for cash.
If you are planning to hold a garage sale instead, simply rearrange them in your garage with a price tag on each of them. If garage is your choice, do you have everything else not related to the sale tucked neatly in place? An organized garage will attract more potential buyers.
Depending on the time of the year, and your collection of items, you may want to hold sale more than once. It takes planning and dedication to sell successfully. It requires a lot of hard work but getting there needs some changes as well. And a little bit of organization may take you a long way.