Want to sell off a bunch of your belongings before you start packing for your move?
Decluttering can feel like a super-overwhelming project, especially if you’ve lived in your current home for a long time. The amount of junk we accumulate over the years is shocking!
Fortunately, you stand to make a nice amount of cash by selling off those unwanted items that are still in good condition. So, to reduce your overwhelm and optimize success, follow our recommended two-step process—outlined for you below.
1. Sort through all of your belongings and decide what to sell
Figuring out what to keep and what to toss is probably the hardest part of the decluttering process.
- Go one closet at a time and one room at a time.
- Be honest with yourself: When was the last time you used or wore each item? If it’s been more than two years, then it’s time to part ways.
- Separate all of your items into three distinct piles: “keep,” “trash,” and “sell.”
- When assigning items to the “sell” pile, don’t confuse sentimental value with monetary value. Just because something was gifted to you by a dearly departed aunt, that doesn’t mean it will be appealing to an outside buyer.
2. Put your items up for sale
Once you’ve decided what you’re going to sell, the next point of order is to set your prices. Ramsey Solutions has a lot of good pricing suggestions on its website.
Next, choose where to sell.
Of course, a yard sale is timeless. Passersby love to pull over on a whim and take a look at your merchandise in person. And if you want to split up some of the workload, you can ask your neighbors if anyone wants to team up and host a community sale.
However, thanks to the internet, you can also broaden your customer base by selling your items online. Some good places to sell include:
We hope this helps!
And if you have some items that you just can’t let go of, don’t worry—our long-term and short-term storage facility has you covered. Call Chase Moving and Storage for more info today!