5 Ways to Sell Your Stuff and Raise More Money
We decided to start on the path toward Our Global Adventure back in July last year. Since then, in 6 months, we have sold $11,546 worth of stuff. And the best part is, we haven’t even missed it. And, not only that, there is STILL a whole house full more to go, so that number will certainly grow. Yes, that $11,546 is the stuff we don’t even need to live comfortably in our large suburban home. So, even if you don’t want to sell everything you own like us, I bet you can raise some money from the stuff lurking about in your house. Here’s how…
- A Garage Sale. Lot’s of people warned us about what a horrible experience this could be. And I will admit, I found the whole experience a little weird. Folks arrived super early like vultures, poking about our stuff and haggling us down to ridiculous prices. But, it’s been our biggest single fundraiser so far, $2,374. We’re planning on having an even bigger Garage Sale when our house sells and we need to get even more serious about getting rid of our stuff.
- Facebook. We’ve been using a group page called Gawler 24/7 Garage Sales. It’s a closed facebook page where members of the group in our local area (Gawler) can advertise items for sale. Find out if there is one in your area, it has been very successful.
- Gumtree. A website for free local classified ads. Unlike Craiglist there are photographs for each ad as you scroll down the list of items for sale. A good photo helps grab the buyers attention.
- Ebay. This one has been less successful than Facebook and Gumtree for us, I think that’s because the other two are usually more locally focused and more personal. But for big ticket items or collectibles, I’d still use Ebay because you’re less like to be haggled down, bids go up 😉
- Friends and Family. It’s amazing how many people we know asked us to sell them something they’d admired in our home when they found out what we were planning. Go ahead, tell them, don’t be shy. You’ll be doing them a favour if you sell them an item that they can get some use out of for less than the price of purchasing it new.