Save Money Moving Tip: Sell the things you don’t want to keep

Save Money. Don’t take that with you!

When you’re moving, don’t be afraid to get rid of the things you don’t want or need. Save Money by selling what you can and donate the rest!

Despite all the hard work it takes, moving is a great opportunity to go through all of the things in your home or apartment and thin out the things your no longer need. When you are moving across the country, you might not be able to take much with you. There is no reason to pack up and transport things you no longer want. Selling your unwanted items before your move saves you the cost of transporting them, but can also put some money in your pocket.

Save MoneyHosting  a yard sale or a garage sale is a great way to get some of your old things off your hands. This works best if you have a lot that you’re looking to give away or sell. Furniture, clothing, nick knacks, kitchen ware, etc – consider all of the things you don’t use or need in your home. If they are in good condition, put them out for sale.

If you’re not sure how to price your items for sale, you can look online for reference on current sale prices, but remember that you are selling your items second hand. For bigger ticket items like electronics or antiques, be sure to check its value before you give it away or sell it for a low price.

Selling your items online is also another option. Websites like Craigslist and E-bay are good for when you don’t have too much to sell or you just have big items or specialty items that may not sell for much as you want at a yard sale. Furniture is very easy to sell online, as well as books, bikes and electronics. Selling online also saves you the extra work of putting together and hosting a yard sale. 

Remember to Donate! No matter which method you choose, try selling as much as you can, then donate the rest to your local GoodWill or Salvation Army. Be sure to ask for receipts so you can file it with your federal income tax deductions. 



For more information on moving locally or long distance, contact the experts at Pony Express Moving. We are located in Jamaica Plains, Boston and we have moved our clients all over the country including New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Chicago. Call today at 617-983-8700 or e-mail us