It can feel like forever when you’re putting your perfect home together. You want to make sure everything is just right and to your taste. Then the dreaded day comes: having a sort out. You find yourself going through years’ worth of stuff, and wondering why on earth you bought that in the first place. This could be an opportunity for you to make a profit from your possessions. There are lots of ways to make money from home, where should you start?
Check the Value
If you’re rummaging through the attic and come across old toys, memorabilia or some dusty books, don’t be hasty with chucking them out. They could potentially be worth a fortune. You see so many stories popping up about childhood toys being worth thousands. Who’s to say you’re not sitting on your own hidden goldmine? There’s no harm in having a look.
If you want to sell things online, it’s likely you’ll want to go through eBay, Amazon, Etsy, or a similar online marketplace. A trick not many people know about is you can use a courier rather than sort your postage through these sites directly. Parcel2Go can work with e-commerce brands and give you a good price. By going online you’re not limited to your own neighbourhood; you can sell your goods anywhere in the world. If that thought is a bit daunting, don’t worry, you – and the buyer – can track the parcel wherever it is.
Or you could sell your stuff the old-fashioned way. A garage sale is a great way to get rid of some your possessions. Whether you feel you’ve outgrown them or you just to need make more room in your home, a garage sale can be simple but effective. Check in your local area to see whether there is a community garage sale going on. You can your furniture or knick-knacks a second lease of life. Plus you may be able to steal some bargains for yourself from other stores.
Perhaps you don’t want the fuss of selling to strangers; you just want to see if any of your friends or neighbours are in need of any furniture. By advertising your household goods on your personal social media, you know you’re selling to a trustworthy buyer who won’t mess you around. They could pick up the good themselves, or perhaps you can split the cost of a courier.