So you had a yard sale and made a few bucks. Good for you! Now, what do you do with the garage full of leftovers?
1. Schedule 9Pickup
Networking to Help Children will happily accept the donations of your unsold garage sale items through 9Pickup’s free and easy service.
If you didn’t make as much money as you’d hoped, try selling your leftovers using one of these helpful online tools. Facebook even lets you have a virtual garage sale from the comfort of your living room.
3. Sell to Consignment Stores
If you still have a few pieces of furniture or other items you aren’t quite ready to give away for free or donate, contact local consignment shops. Some will pay you upfront and try to sell the items themselves, but others will sell your items for you and give you a portion of the proceeds.
4. Pass On Books
If you couldn’t sell your books even for $.05 each, consider donating them to the public library or to a local “little free library.” Some hospitals and nursing homes might also happily accept donations. If you think some of them are still worth something, you can try any number of online book buyback sites to get an estimate.
5. Try Again
If you’ve already got everything set up, why not try to have another garage sale? Lower some prices, rearrange some items, maybe run an ad in your local paper, and give it another whirl.
Whatever you decide to do, one thing we highly recommend is sorting out the leftovers. You can separate them into the items you feel are still valuable enough to sell, things that you might have decided to keep after all, and things that you refuse to carry back into your house. When you’re done, check out our list of acceptable items and schedule 9pickup to haul your leftovers away and use them to support a worthy cause.