METCALF MOVING BLOG
13 Apps to Help You Sell Stuff Before You Move
A residential move is an excellent opportunity to eliminate items you no longer use. Many of these items will be sellable; one convenient way to sell items is through apps. Here are 13 apps to help you sell your stuff before your household move.
Craigslist is a tried-and-true option for selling large items, such as furniture. It’s local, so you won’t have to pay the cost of shipping heavy items. It is also suitable for several similar things, such as baby clothes or books.
Decluttr is designed for electronics, although you can also buy and sell toys, books, and games. For tech items, you enter the item and its condition, receive a valuation and ship it to Decluttr for free. Once the staff inspects the item, you receive payment via Paypal or direct deposit. You can also choose to donate your receipts to charity.
eBay has been around for some time and is still popular with buyers and sellers. You can sell just about anything you want on eBay. Your profile, however, is critical, and only one negative review can damage your ability to sell. Fifty listings are free, but eBay charges a commission on each sale.
Another excellent place to sell items is on Facebook Marketplace. It is also free and convenient; prospective buyers can contact you through Facebook Messenger.
5miles is a mobile marketplace for secondhand goods that uses your location to match you with buyers in your area. It is free.
Gone is a broker that sells items on behalf. It suggests selling prices and vets potential buyers. Once items sell, Gone pays you via Paypal, debit card, or Amazon gift card.
Mercari connects with buyers nationally and is an excellent place to list smaller items such as jewelry, electronics, and handmade items. It also allows buyers and sellers to rate each other.
Nextdoor will enable you to connect with your new neighbors and is also an excellent place to sell stuff. You can post a description of what you have and answer email inquiries on the app. It is free.
OfferUp is also a local site and an excellent place to sell large items. It allows users to create profiles and includes ratings of both sellers and buyers.
Poshmark is an online fashion, beauty, and home decor marketplace. When you make a sale, the company sends you a pre-paid, pre-addressed label so that all you do is place the item in a package and drop it in a mailbox.
ThredUP is an online consignment shop. Its mission is to help the environment by eliminating clothing waste. You fill and send the company a “kit” with gently used items. They provide shipping labels. When your item sells, you receive cash or store credit.
Tradesy is a peer-to-peer network for selling clothes and accessories. You set your price; the platform gets a 20 percent commission when your item sells. In addition, the company processes returns and supplies a free shipping kit.
VarageSale is an online garage sale designed to help you sell items locally. It verifies buyers and sellers through Facebook before allowing them to participate online.
The chances are that you will still have lots of belongings to move to your new home. We can help with the process. Contact us for free packing and moving quotes.