Now that garage sales are canceled for the year what are you going to do with all the stuff that you planned to get rid of? While most look forward to garage sale season, COVID-19 has canceled most big events this year. But, you still have boxes and boxes to get rid of.
You will also find that donation sites like Goodwill are closed due to the spreading of the virus, but that’s why we want to offer some other ideas to help you clean the clutter from your home.
4 ideas to clean the clutter from your house while you stay at home:
- Facebook Marketplace
- Box it and save it for later
Since everyone is home, guess where they are at? Having social interactions online on sites like Facebook. If you are not a Facebook user there is a tab on there called Facebook Marketplace. Here you can list items for sale, their description, price, and location. You can sell things like cars, clothes, instruments, toys, records, electronics, and about anything else you can think of. When it’s time to make the transaction you can meet the buyer in a public space to trade your goods for money.
eBay allows you to sell your items online without meeting the person face-to-face. You just need to take a picture, write a description, set the item price and shipping costs to get started. eBay does take a percentage of your sale, but it’s a great way to sell your collectibles without hosting an event like a garage sale.
Craigslist is another tool that you can use to sell anything from pets to vehicles, to clothes. Sites like Facebook or eBay may be better as they are set up around the user. Like with any purchase you should never send money until you have the item in hand.
Box it and save it for later
If you don’t want to sell your goods online you will want to prepare yourself for the next garage sale season. Start boxing and pricing your stuff now so that you can get it out of the way. Clutter can be stressful and it’s hard to know what you have, if you just have everything out and taking up space.
Always do research before selling or purchasing things online. Some sites have a buyer protection program like eBay to protect the buyer from lost items or scams. You can never be too careful.