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Ways to Sell Your Things Online Before You Move

Most people assume you have to throw a garage sale before moving if you want to get rid of your stuff and earn some serious cash. Although this can be a great option, thanks to the Internet, there are so many other ways to sell your unwanted belongings. Especially if you only have a few items worth auctioning, thus a garage sale wouldn’t make much sense. The following are some awesome ways to get rid of stuff before moving online.

Craigslist is just about as popular as EBay (another site to sell your items). It’s a fairly easy site to use. Craigslist allows you to post items that you’re selling and people near your location can view them. They’ll contact you if they are interested and you can set up a time and place to meet with them to complete the transaction.

Just ensure you are taking all the proper safety precautions when you are meeting with a stranger. For example, meet in a public place, bring a friend, and bring protection. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Facebook Marketplace
Fairly recently, Facebook launched their Marketplace place feature on the app. Marketplace is similar to Craigslist in the way it shows you items being auctioned off near your current location. The new feature has gotten positive reviews. Unlike Craigslist, it helps that you can check out the buyer’s profile before meeting up with them.

Ebid is similar to EBay but more exclusive and considered to be safer. It is completely free and available in 23 countries. They even have their own payment system to ensure safe transactions but it’s not mandatory to use. Just post photos of your unwanted belongings and people will bid or pay your desired amount for the item listed.

Check the App Store
Your phone’s app store has an endless supply of apps to sell your stuff before you move. Apps like Letgo, OfferUP, or Close5 are all great options. Do some research and see what app suits your needs best.

Post on social media
Lastly, post about items you’re trying to sell on social media accounts. Word of mouth is a great way to advertise your items. Your friends can share the post and reach even more viewers. This is probably the safest option too since you have a higher chance of knowing the buyer.

We hope one of these options helps you earn a couple bucks and clears up some space in your new home!

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