How to Sell Belongings for More Money Before You Move

Buying in Northern New Jersey? Get a Full Home Search
Selling in Northern New Jersey? Free Home Price Evaluation

If you’ve ever moved from one home to the next, you know that not all of your belongings will come with you. 

Sorting old items into separate piles for things you want to donate, sell, keep, and trash is something everyone does (or at least, should do) before making a move. This not only makes the packing process easier, but it also helps give your new home a less cluttered feeling once you move in. Depending on the variety and number of items you have to sell, selling your old belongings could even cover some of your moving expenses. 

But moving, packing, and selling isn’t the focus of my message today. Instead, I want to talk about how you can earn more money for the items you choose to sell before you transition between homes. And with all the online marketplaces out there, it’s never been easier to sell your stuff. 

Without further ado, here are a few tips to help you maximize your earnings:
  1. Sell items on the appropriate platforms. Facebook Marketplace is a great place to sell smaller items, while sites like Chairish are great for selling larger pieces like furniture.
  2. Put time into your photos and descriptions. High-quality photos and thorough descriptions will bring you greater success when selling online. 
  3. Don’t rely solely on online marketplaces. In-person garage sales can be a great way to get rid of items quickly. For these kinds of sales, bundling items and being open to haggling is a must. You should also advertise your sale ahead of time by signing up for Facebook groups. 
  4. Time your sale with purpose. Like anything else, timing really does matter. And when you’re looking to sell personal belongings, a great time to do so is around the end of pay periods. This way, your customers will have plenty of money to spend. 
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.