Monday, March 28, 2011

Getting Rid of Unwanted Items

There are a variety of means to to get rid of your unwanted items. You can choose the method that's best for you, depending on the item, and what you would like to get out of it.

Online

You can sell your item online on many different sites, but probably the most popular are kijiji.ca and craigslist.ca. Both sites are free, and you can keep your item listed as long as you need to. You can search similar items to determine how best to price your item. You need to keep in mind that most that are shopping on these sites are looking for a deal, so your item needs to offer that. This is a great way to get rid of a small number of items, and sell them at your leisure.

Printed Classifieds
The printed classifieds tend to reach a different audience then the online classified sites but can still be as successful. Most come at a small price, and will run for a specified period of time, so you'll want to be sure to price appropriately to attract the interest of a buyer.

Garage Sale
If you find that you are clearing out a large number of items, a garage sale might be your best option. You'll need to plan this in advance, and determine for your area the best means for advertising. Feel free to invite your neighbours to join you to draw more attention to your sale with more variety.

Donations
If you don't want the hassle of finding a buyer for your items, or if perhaps you don't feel that the items are of a large value to you, donations big and small are always welcomed by local charities. Some will even come to your home to pick up the items that you're donating. 

However you choose to get rid of your unwanted items, clearing them out is a great way to get ready for the spring.

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