Sponsored: 5 clever ways to make money from your old junk

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If you’re exhausted from decluttering your home, then cheer up - Magic Freebies UK can tell how to turn all that old junk into cash. Whether it’s old electronics, clothes, shoes or exercise equipment, there will always be someone out there that will pay you money for it.

1. Make money at your local boot sale

There’s nothing like a car boot to shift your old stuff… and peruse for new stuff! Have a look online to find out all the car boot sales happening where you are and see how much it would cost to get a pitch.

Think about how you’re going to display your items – if you have lots of clothes, consider borrowing a clothes rail to hang them on. Take care to check the pockets are empty and make sure the clothes are ironed.

Create a rummage box for your stall. Grab a box and fill it with similar items and label a sign with your chosen price, e.g. ‘Everything 50p’. People tend to pick up more items and have a good rummage, so you might sell more than you normally would.

 

Make money from selling your junk on Facebook

I’ve recently become addicted to the local selling groups in my area – you never know what kind of goodies you can pick up. It’s a great way to make a bit of extra money, so why not give it a go?

If you have a Facebook account, have a search for ‘selling groups’ and it should return all the local buy and sell groups – you may even find a few of your friends already are members!

It’s so easy to list your items, mark up a price, say where you are and then write any details that might be of interest. The best news of all is that it is completely free! Local people can pick up your items, so you don’t even have to leave the house.

When creating your Facebook advert consider:

  • What details can I add to make my item look attractive?

  • How can I take the best photos of my item?

  • How much do I want to sell it for?

The best thing about Facebook is that they will suggest similar groups for you to join, so you might find other potential buyers for your old junk, if people aren’t biting in the one you have joined!

 

Have a go on Gumtree

The wonderful Gumtree is a fantastic place to list all the items that you no longer need. It’s completely free to post if you’re a private seller, however there are features you can pay for:

  • The urgent feature lets people know you need to sell quickly.

  • The URL feature allows you to link to another website.

  • The Bump up feature will return your advert back up to the top to get more views.

  • The Spotlight feature means your advert will be featured on the Gumtree homepage.

All the features can run for a set number of days - enjoy selling!

 

Start Sh-wopping with M&S

High street favourite, M&S have partnered with Oxfam to bring about Shwopping. You can bring in your old, unwanted clothes (they don’t have to be from M&S) and offload them into their ‘Shwop Drop’ box.

All your old clothes will go to Oxfam to be resold, recycled and the money raised will help extreme poverty around the globe.

Every time you Shwop, you’ll get 50 Sparks, just show your Shwopping and Sparks card at the till. Alternatively, if you have a piece of M&S clothing and head to your local Oxfam, you will get a free £5 M&S clothing and home voucher. You can spend your voucher on anything you want in-store, so it’s the perfect time to buy that new top you’ve been eyeing up.

 

Become an eBay master

eBay is the country’s largest online marketplace so if you’ve got a load of junk laying around, have no fear, there will be someone who wants it! Here are our top three eBay tips:

Get an PayPal account – Most buyers only accept PayPal payments, so grab one and link it up to your eBay account.

Buy an item first to build good feedback – Before you begin to declutter at home, make sure you’ve already purchased something on eBay. This will make you look trustworthy.

Take a good photo – make your junk look as beautiful as possible by taking great quality photos which show the true condition of your item.

 

We hope you enjoy our tips and make a packet from your old junk – never forget that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

 

Posted on 14 Dec 2017  |  Posted in  Tips & Updates
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