Selling your home furniture & decor can be a daunting task. You don’t want to pack it in the moving truck, you want new furniture, and you definitely want extra spending money for that furniture. Don’t worry! With my simple tips & tricks, you will be the master of moving.
Sale: Now – through June 2, 2019
Step 1: Take Inventory
The best way to bring in some extra cash for your new home is going to be selling the things in your current space. To decide what to keep and what to get rid of, consider the following questions.
- Will it fit in my new home?
- Will it match my new homes’ design style?
- Does it have any damage? Do I care about the damage?
- Did it serve a purpose in my current home & will it in my new home?
It is important to figure out what will & will not work in your new home before you start selling. This way, you will not sell anything that could have been valuable to you & you don’t have to lug anything around and waste your energy.
Step 2: Take Pictures
The next step is getting everything photo-ready! You want to make sure that you take good quality pictures of anything you are selling so that potential buyers will want it. I like to take pictures of everything decorated & not decorated to show people what a little bit of personal flair can do! For example, if you are trying to sell your couch take a picture of it without decor pillows so the buyer knows exactly what is included, and then also a picture with decorative pillows and/or throw blanket. People are very visual, so it can be very helpful to show people what the finished product could look like in their home. Also, make sure to dust and clean where you can!
Step 3: Set the Price
It may or may not come as a surprise to you that you will need to sell your furniture at a discount from the price you originally purchased them. To determine how to price your items consider the following questions before posting anything online.
- What is the retail price?
- How old is the item?
- What condition is the item in?
While it is important to check out what other people are selling their items for and how they are priced, it is also equally important to understand the value of what you are selling. As your furniture ages, the value will naturally decrease – unless you are selling high-quality vintage. Make sure to start your price discounting from the retail price you purchased the item at. If you have screenshots or documentation of the original price, it is always a good idea to post a picture of that to verify the discount you are giving. From there, make sure to examine the condition of your items. Are there small tears, wearing of color, or small dents? If so, be sure to provide more of a discount.
Step 4: Sell!
Now that you took inventory, took pictures, and set the price you are ready to sell your stuff! There are so many ways to sell furniture, whether it is by word of mouth or online. I suggest starting by asking friends and family if they are looking to buy anything for their place. After this, I move on to using the good ole’ internet. Some of my favorite platforms are Facebook Marketplace, LetGo, and OfferUp because they allow you to message the potential buyer. And remember to always request payment from the buyer before they leave with your belongings – especially if it is a stranger. Venmo is perfect for instant transactions!