Have you ever had a garage sale and were shocked that people bought your “junk”? I’m not! This “junk” was probably the first to go from your sale and you probably even talked about it at the dinner table that night. You laughed about how someone wanted your Uncle Art’s old shoe shining kit or that someone bought that vase you thought was so ugly, old and dusty. These people are making money off your old discarded items that you considered not worthy enough to see fit in your home.
For whatever reason you had decided these items needed a new home and you were willing to sell these items priced out for a garage sale basically giving them away. These people are making good money buying and selling the cheapest way available known to mankind through garage sales! The truth is that we all have stuff in our own homes that we do not like and we hold onto because a family member passed it down or a friend gave it to us for our birthdays. We feel the need to keep them out of guilt but these items are then just shoved into a closet or a corner and take up space while building more dust on them. It is these items that can make you some money!
There are many ways to make good money off of your own “junk’ and it is not going to be from a garage sale. Now I am not saying a garage sale does not serve its purpose for certain items you want to get rid of. I am saying that the items you may have are going to make you more money selling them in a different way. eBay and Craigslist are the two most popular ways right now to sell items and they generate a magnitude of people that are looking to buy something for a good price. With eBay you pay your listing fee but Craigslist is free to place an ad in the classifieds section. The money you make is pure prophet with little effort selling it.
There are also ways to promote your items by writing your description honestly, in a way that makes people see the value of your item. If it was your Uncle Art’s old shoe shining kit, write that in the description! People love the idea that they are buying something old and worth value!
So the next time you are cleaning your corner’s and closets and you run across something that you are only holding onto because of guilt or fear of hurting someone’s feelings, dust it off, take a picture and place an ad with a nice description. You will be amazed at how much money you will get for it and the best thing is, you removed it from an area of your home that otherwise would be cluttered!
This is just one way out of the many possibilities a person can generate some extra cash.