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Help! I Need to Get Rid of All of This Junk Before I Move!

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Posted On : Nov 21, 2014

So you’ve decided to move. You have the new place all picked out with all of the paperwork squared away and have called the mover to get a quote and schedule the move. Now all you need to do is pack. That’s when you take a look around and realize that you have way more stuff than you really need to bring with you. First, start making an inventory of all of the stuff you can bear parting with. Be ruthless! The more stuff that you get rid of, the less you’ll have to pack up and move. Your new place will look roomier, too! Once you have your list, take to the internet to find people who are willing to pay you to unclutter your home.

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  1. eBay. The classic source for online buying and selling, eBay is still a great place to get rid of all sorts of items, from electronics to gently-used clothing. Choose from the traditional auction option or set your price with the Buy It Now option. Some downsides are that you’ll have to take great pictures and write a great product description of the item to make it marketable. You’ll probably want to sign up for a PayPal account, too, if you don’t have one.
  2. Half.com. A subsidiary of eBay, Half.com makes getting rid of books and CDs as simple as possible. It’s easy to set up a seller’s account, and putting an item up for sale is as simple as typing in the ISBN number from a book or barcode from a CD. Once you enter the condition, Half.com will give you a list of the going rates for your item. Just make your price competitive so that it moves quickly.
  3. Craigslist. Don’t have time to set up an account or ship things out? No problem, the internet’s original classified page, Craigslist, is here for you. You might want to try grouping similar items together to see if you can move it all at once. For instance, a used record store might be interested in buying your entire music collection, or a consignment shop might want a selection of your clothing.
  4. Facebook. If time is of the essence, post your unwanted belongings to your Facebook page as well as Craigslist. You don’t need to rely on just your friends to take your stuff, either. Search for flea market-type Facebook groups around your neighborhood to reach beyond your circle of friends.
  5. Freecycle. If you really need to get rid of stuff in a flash and aren’t worried about making a profit, Freecycle.org is perfect. Freecycle is an online exchange where people list items available for free to anybody willing to drop by and pick them up. Sure, you won’t make any money, but getting rid of your junk couldn’t be any easier. Freecycle is also a great place to get rid of old computers and broken furniture that someone else is willing to fix and sell.
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