How to Convert Clutter in to Cash
There are lots of people that are hoarding items that are way better off in the hands of someone else. These items may be an old phone or an unwanted birthday present or an attic’s worth of inherited furniture. Yet there are hoarders that are serious that might be happy to sell half of their belongings and not miss half of them. You can do a bunch of things with these items such as throw them in the trash, recycle them or even give them away for free. But why not make some money out of them? Who knows – you may turn those items on a couple of hundred pounds that you can be spending somewhere else. For those people who are interested, here are some ways in which you can turn your clutter into cash.
You can be able to make those items into money by selling them on Amazon to local buy and sell pages on Facebook. Selling online can be a great way of broadening the market but the purchaser must pay for packaging or have to meet with you in person. There are certain items that requires a proof of condition. For example I want to sell my iPad – a website or a buyer may ask to provide a photo of the gadget while turned on and working, before promising to buy it. A number of photos generally shows a buyer that there aren’t any hidden faults.
Because pawn shops are more of a form of a loan than payment, you have the benefit that you can get the item back providing no-one buys it. Some pawn shops may sell your item lower than you can get somewhere else but it will be permanently. As emergency opportunity this is a good way to take – just make sure you only lend items you can afford to lose.
You can charge the price you want in a yard sale for no cost at all just by simply setting up a table outside your home with a sign saying “yard sale” so that you can attract passers-by. Those that live in a busy neighborhood are more likely to get sales this way and you have to check local laws first to see if you’re allowed to sell on the premises.
Flea markets are a chance to sell any rubbish you have in your household. Having a flea market will able you to set your own price and need not to worry about the quality however, you just have to pay for a rental stall so remember this and avoid any markets that charge a sales tax on top.
Auctions are just another way to make some money out of your pre-loved things. You can be lucky as people may bid highly for it. Antiques must be assessed first by an expert antique dealer and then visit an auction specialist.