Decluttering: Selling Your Stuff Online

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One of the most important steps to making your home look its best is to get rid of stuff. We accumulate a lot of things after living in a house, and when it’s time to sell, all of those possessions can make a house look cluttered.

Thankfully, the internet makes it easy to pass on your unwanted items to people who will make good use of them, thanks to websites where you can sell just about anything: clothes, toys, kitchen supplies, furniture, books, frames, etc. Each site has its pros and cons, and this guide can help you find the right one for you.

Decluttr.com is a site where you can sell just about anything. All you do is register, let them know about the things you want to sell, and you’ll get an offer. For items like CDs and DVDs, you can even use a barcode scanner to enter your items. You can also sell cellphones, tablets, laptops, books, Legos and video games. You don’t have to send photos or create listings.

They even help you remove data from your items. The downside is that you won’t get the best possible price, but you’re essentially guaranteed to get something for your items.

It’s hard to believe it, but eBay has been around for more than 20 years. You can sell just about anything here, and the advantage is that you set the price you think is fair. The negatives are that you’re not guaranteed to sell items because a shopper has to find your items and make a bid. Plus, you have competition. For example, if you want to sell DVDs because you now watch everything via streaming, you can be sure lots of other people are doing the same. It takes more work, but if you put in the effort and successfully sell items, you could walk away with some decent money.

Craigslist can be a very effective way to sell larger items, especially furniture, but it’s also helpful for items that are heavy, or could break in the mail, like kitchen appliances. Entering listings is easy, and another advantage is that each site is local, so you’ll probably be able to arrange sales quickly.

Published with permission from RISMedia.

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