Getting The Best Value For Your Used Items

flea-market-1132551_960_720When it’s time to do some spring cleaning, you will usually discover things in your home that you have not used in several months or years. Sometimes, these items are in perfect working order, or are still very useful. You just haven’t really found use for them in some time. So rather than have them just continue taking up space in your garage or attic, you may decide that you would like to sell them.

This is usually a pretty good idea, but rather than just hold a garage sale where you will not really get much for your stuff, you can make use of some alternative options to get more for your items.

But to get the most, you will need to know a few rules for being able to get as much money as possible.

First, you will need to ensure the item is clean. This goes beyond just dusting it off. You want the item to look as close to new as possible. For things like furniture, it may include giving it a coat of varnish. For things like clothes, you’ll want to wash and iron them.

Next, you need to know how much that particular type of item sells for. Note that it is not how much people are charging for the item, but rather how much it sells for. This will give you an index of how much you can expect to get for it.

Lastly, it is time to list the item either online or on a site like craigslist. Include lots of pictures and be as honest and informative as possible in the listing.

If all else fails, you can just take it to a pawn shop in Ft. Lauderdale to sell it quickly.