We are headed into spring and it is time to purge all those items that have been sitting around since last year. This is when we realize just how much stuff we actually have and we are forced to evaluate what we really love, want, and need in our homes. Everything else can go!
There are many options for purging items. You can have a yard sale, visit a consignment store, donate to a local charity, pass things on to family and friends, or if something is in bad shape, just toss it or recycle it. Technology has now become a useful option with the use of websites and apps to sell clutter and turn unwanted items into cash.
There are many websites and apps that will help you unload your clutter, here are just a few to get you started.
This is a used bookstore chain located in California, Hawaii, and New York. They buy old books, video games, and DVD’s. You simply take in your books, they evaluate them, and if they want to buy your items they pay you on the spot. You must be 18 or accompanied by an adult. www.bookoffusa.com
This site helps you sell textbooks and used books for the most money by comparing offers from numerous vendors. The idea is that you find who will pay the most for your book.
Buys electronics, including computers, laptops, iPods, tablets, gaming systems, and cell phones. www.gazelle.com
Use the Letgo app to sell your unwanted items. Start by downloading the Letgo app, create an account, and then post items you want to sell. Us.letgo.com
Sell your designer bags. Submit photos via mobile device or computer of your gently used designer handbag and if accepted they will provide you with a quote. You can even order a free prepaid shipping box to anywhere in the U.S.
An online consignment store/thrift store. They buy and sell secondhand clothing and accessories. www.thredup.com
This process takes time and patience. If you have both than this could be a profitable option for you. You will need to find a convenient place to store items until they sell so you will also need some storage space. Also, be cautious! If you are meeting a buyer in person, meet in a public place and please take someone with you.