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Junk Removal: Tips for Selling Household Items When You Move

Posted by Junk King on Jul 5, 2016 8:25:13 PM

When homeowners are preparing for the "big move" one of the common dilemmas they face is getting rid of unwanted household items. 

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There Are Options for Hauling Your Unwanted Furniture and Appliances

It's tempting for homeowners to simply abandon their excess household goods when facing with a moving deadline. Unfortunately, if they are selling their house, leaving these items in their home is not always an option. This leaves them with the problem of deciding how and where to dispose of it all.

While taking them to the curb and placing a "Free" sign on them is also tempting, more often than not, homeowners will usually opt for taking their old things to the city or county landfill. 

But there are other options.

eBay, Craigslist, and the Joys of Selling Online

Americans have become quite enthralled with online shopping and, as a result of this, online selling. The beauty of this technological opportunity is the ability for individuals to not only buy just about anything one can think of, but to sell them, too!

Most everyone has heard of eBay even if they've never used it. Another popular site for buying and selling is Craigslist. And for the homeowner looking to offload old furniture or appliances, both offer a great opportunity to accomplish that task and make some cash in the process.

A Few Tips for Using eBay or Craigslist

According to one professional online seller, there are a few key points to keep in mind when using eBay and Craigslist:

1. Avoid having to ship. 

Try selling locally and having your items picked up by the buyers themselves.

2. Focus on items that are popular. 

This will help you attract multiple bids from potential buyers.

3. Choose pieces that are convenient to sell online.

If it needs to be seen or tried out first, don’t try to sell it online.

4. Make the items presentable.

You may be selling virtually, but take time to make things look nice.

5. Take good photos.

eBay is very much a visual marketplace. Good images sell better.

6. Write an honest description.

People appreciate the details and knowing that an item may not be in perfect condition.

7. Set a fair price.

When you're moving it is not a time for making a killing with your items Price to sell!

8. Don’t be afraid to negotiate. 

If you are trying to get something moved out,  don’t be nervous to negotiate with the buyer.  

9. Choose the right site.

Unlike eBay, Craigslist is an awesome place to sell furniture.

10. Sell valuable items somewhere else.

Craigslist is mostly used by people looking for a deal. Try eBay for more pricey items.

Although Craigslist offers a wide variety of various classified categories, the market has, over time, shifted to favor specific items. For instance, Craigslist is excellent for furniture, materials, and technology, but less so for decorative items.

And Craigslist is even less popular for items like books and clothing. If you’re looking to sell these types of goods, consider eBay. In addition, there are other online selling options such as Etsy or Amazon as they represent some great online selling and shopping sites.

Considering the Professional Junk Removal Option

During the moving process, and sometimes even before a home can be sold, homeowners often need someone for junk removal. This is especially true when the home is being prepped to sell. Typically before the sale of a home, some large trash pick-up and de-cluttering often needs be done. 

According to a number of studies, the average homeowner sells their home after about six years of living there. In that time there are typically large quantities of accumulated items left in the garage, on the side of the house or in a basement.

Once the previous homeowners have moved out, whatever items they have left behind need to be cleaned up and hauled away. While it may seem harsh to refer to these items as “junk” the fact is that in order for your real estate agent to show the home,or have it prepared for the new owners, your junk needs to be removed.

Getting the Best Household Junk Removal Team

Once you decide to outsource the house cleanup part of your move, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job. And while you can certainly find plenty of guys with trucks willing to do the job, choosing that alternative may end up costing you more than you hoped to save.

This is why Junk King really is the firm of choice. Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly residential junk removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of household items and debris after the move is complete.

Our team specializes in large waste removal and furniture hauling. We can be on location in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.

One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at (707) 744-4254.

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Topics: Old Furniture, Residential Junk Removal, get rid of old appliances, furniture removal, junk removal, Old Appliances

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