Every now and again, a family has to conduct some “Spring-cleaning”. Spring-cleaning can occur any time during the year, and it usually involves removing unwanted household goods. The following are some suggestions for earning a little money while making extra space in the home:
Having a yard sale is a great way to accumulate some cash for unwanted clothes, books, electronics, furniture and more. Yard sales require minimal work, and many people stop by them to find items for their households. The downside to yard sales is that the homeowner will have to sell the items for extremely low prices to get rid of them. The rain may ruin a yard sale plan, as well.
A family that has specific items such as large pieces of furniture or expensive electronics could place an ad in a local newspaper. People will respond to the ad if they are searching for those items. The only down side to newspaper ads is that they cost money. Other methods of selling one’s goods are free.
Craigslist is a free classified website that a family can use to get rid of a ton of household items. Family members can use Craigslist to announce a yard sale, or they can list a time separately. People will call if they are interested in the individual items. The family could even place ads for household items that they want to give away free. The downside to Craigslist is that it becomes cluttered at times because its service is free. Sometimes, people have to list their items several times before a prospective customer notices them.
The eBay auction site is another way that family members can get rid of their unwanted items. Listing fees are cheap on eBay, and customers can pay for items quickly using PayPal. The down side to using eBay for selling household items is that the seller has to ship the products. Shipping may not be fun for all people. Craigslist customers generally meet sellers at public locations with cash, which is why many people prefer Craigslist.
A family can rent a table at a local flea market and set all of their household goods on the table for sale. The sellers get to make up their own prices and negotiate with the buyers. The down side is that table rental costs money. Therefore, a lack of sales will result in a financial loss.
Homeowners have a multitude of options for conducting profitable Spring-cleaning. They just need to choose the method that works best for their situation.