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How To Get Money From Old Possessions

posted by Chris Valentine

Sometimes sources of income are closer than you think. There could be a lot of value in things that you walk by at home every day. Collectors are always looking for new pieces to buy and display prominently in their homes.

Books, furniture and automobiles are just some items that can be worth more than you think. It depends on demand and condition of each item. If you are living in Texas, you can find out more online about Selling Your Car in Texas at local auto dealers and to vintage car collectors. There are many print and online price guides that come out every year that can help you judge your items’ condition and worth.

Here are a few ways to get money from old possessions:

1. Save items for seasonal sales.

If you have holiday decorations or other seasonal items, gather them together to sell closer to that time of year. Christmas items, especially vintage decorations, are often in high demand and some can be very valuable. Put them up for sale as close to the holiday as possible to maximize your profit potential.

2. Have a garage sale.

Many people use the first few weeks of spring to start hosting garage sales. They’ve taken time to clean out their closets during the winter months and offer many items at great discounts to make room for new possessions. Hosting a garage or yard sale can be a great way to get rid of things you don’t use anymore. You can advertise them in your neighborhood and spread the word around to your family, friends and neighbors.

3. Sell children’s clothing and toys to consignment stores.

Depending on supply and demand, you may not make a lot of money selling kids’ items. However, if you’ve got a lot of stuff to get rid of, it can be worth your while. You’ll probably make more money by selling them at a consignment store as opposed to selling them individually online. It also saves you time and effort in terms of shipping.

4. Get cash for old electronics.

Old cell phones, tablets and other electronics can be worth something to the right collector. Most cell phone retailers and electronics stores will buy or offer trade-in value for older phones and tablets. Older computer and laptops can also have some value. Shop around to get the best value for your used electronics.

5. Trade-in your old DVDs, CDs and video games.

Music, movie and video game collections aren’t worth what they used to be. There are some early video games that are considered collector’s items, but most of them fill up space at local pawn shops and video game stores. Consider making a bulk trade for these items to free up valuable space in your home.

These are just some ways to de-clutter your home by selling some of your collections. If you know something has considerable value, you can put it up for sale or host an auction online. Most things have some value, it’s just a matter of finding the right buyer. This process can take some time, but can be well worth the effort financially. You can make some extra cash that you can use to buy other collectibles that you’ve had your eye on or just save for a rainy day.

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