Questions to ask yourself before deciding if you should sell or bin it. Maybe…
Worth my time to sell?
Your time is worth something – it is not limitless and you want to use it wisely. For example, sell an item for £5 and it will take approximately 10 minutes of time in total maybe 20 minutes including taking photos. What’s your hourly rate? Employed and leisure. It may be worth our time.
Is your stuff going to be in demand?
If there are already a ton of items like yours listed, it is going to be much harder to sell and you are going to get a lesser rate for it. You also may need to consider the condition of the item and if it is still something that is relevant today. VCRs etc. just don’t sell well these days, BUT it may be just what someone is missing.
Hard to come up with a reasonable price?
You may have an emotional attachment. Look at online selling sites/Google to see what similar products are selling for. If you have collectibles, you may get a better price. Look at items that have sold as there are items that may be priced higher but never sell. Your item is only worth something if someone wants to buy it!
If you are going to sell something, you need to be able to set a timeline for yourself and stick to it. If the item is not sold within that time, you maybe just need to just give it away. If you have a lot of things to get rid of, you will not have time to sell everything.
Pick your best items to sell and donate the rest to lighten your load.
Perhaps group similar items together into a lot?
Selling similar stuff together in one lot may save you time and energy. You may have to take a cut in the payment, but it could be much easier to unload all the stuff at once.
Decluttering is to get rid of what you no longer need or use?
If you can make some extra money on the side by selling some of your stuff? Great! If not, it is okay to just let your stuff go. The most important thing is that you are going to be getting it out of your home, and letting other people enjoy it.
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