Most people have a lot of junk in their homes that is simply collecting dust. In fact, more than 1 in 3 people have enough junk to fill a bedroom, but have you ever considered selling your junk? The Internet has made the process of selling both easy and convenient. Not only will you feel a lot better about having a less cluttered space, but you will add to your pocketbook in the process.
In this article, we’re looking at the best (and easiest!) ways to make money from your unwanted junk.
eBay. This online auction and shopping website is a great option for high-value items, such as old technology (including technology that is broken) and even clothes. Most items will be sold based on the highest bid, but you also have the option to give customers the “buy it now” option if you want to ensure that you receive a specific amount of money.
Here are some tips when selling items on eBay:
- Take clear pictures. Use natural light and avoid blurry cell phone pictures, and never use stock photos.
- Maximize your listing’s views by ending your auction between 6:30pm and 10:30pm when people will typically be browsing the site and your item will be at the top.
- Adult clothes are best listed singly while children’s clothes are best sold in bundles. Ensure that you mention the brand as well.
Craigslist or Kijiji. These two websites are great for selling big items, like old furniture, for example, as they generally attract people in your area. This means that people will typically pick up the sale item themselves, meaning you will avoid any postage fees.
Here is a Craigslist tip:
- Edit and repost your items regularly so that they will remain at the top of the list.
Facebook. A lot of cities will have a local Facebook page or group where people can buy and sell used items in that particular area. This is another great option for large items as you will be buying and selling locally. Be sure to include pictures in your post.
Amazon.ca. This is a great option for selling books, in particular. The advantage is that any book you post for sale will remain there for any length of time.
Have An Old Fashioned Yard Sale. This is a great way to sell lower value items like dishes, and to be able to sell everything at once. For clothes, ensure that you display them on a line.
Selling your junk and making money by doing so has never been easier, especially with help of the Internet. For the junk you can’t sell, contact the Gorilla Bins team today. We’ll be happy to pick up and remove your junk quickly and cleanly, any day of the week!