I don’t know about you, but we tend to accumulate a LOT of stuff over the winter and by spring I feel like my home is bursting. With the proliferation of secondhand sale sites like Craigslist and local Buy/ Sell/ Trade groups on Facebook, it’s super easy to offload your clutter AND make money. So there’s no time like the present to ditch the clutter, create breathing room in your home, and make some cash for a rainy day– or for that new piece of furniture or handbag you’ve been eyeing.
I’m a sucker for efficiency, so when I list my items to sell I like to do it in batches. This saves tons of time but can be confusing if you have lots of listings at once. My favorite trick is to snap pics of the items I want to sell and upload it to Facebook and list it on the B/S/T sites right then and there. I did this with something in my garage over the weekend and within 11 minutes had 7 offers to buy it (and they kept rolling in from there.) By the time I’d finished cleaning out my garage, 3 of the listed items had been picked up and I was $106 richer!
HINT: anything with the word ‘storage’ in the title goes super fast! I also always include photos of damage/wear and tear, price it right, and give a general description of my location so I don’t go back and forth with people only to have them tell me ‘it’s too far’ when it comes time to pick it up.
When you list several items at once, there’s just a lot of info to track. Who’s buying it, when they’re going to pick it up, how much you agreed upon, which Facebook group you listed it in, etc. It gets especially confusing if you cross-post it (or POMS– ‘posted on multiple sites’– as the kids say nowadays.) I’ve been keeping track on this printable online sales tracker, and it helps keep me organized and efficient.
Would you be interested in a post with tips for selling on Facebook Marketplace and Facebook B/S/Trade groups? I’ve learned some tips and tricks for making the most from your cast-offs, and I’m happy to do a post if y’all are interested!