When selling a home, we always seem to have extra stuff we don’t want to take, i.e. furniture we won’t use or household goods to get rid of. Having gone through the selling process myself recently, this is fresh in my mind so I had to write about the best ways to get rid of pre-move stuff.
For large items like furniture, you can do a few things:
- Advertise them for sale on Craigslist. You can usually expect a higher price than you would get selling them at a garage sale, but be prepared. You won’t get top dollar for them on this site, and many buyers who shop here are looking for a deal!
- Consign them for sale. If it’s high end furniture, you can call a local consignment shop and get them to put it in their store. This usually brings in a higher price for each item, but the stuff has to be in great shape since consignment stores are particular about condition. We’ve got a local one in Colorado Springs called The Consignment Gallery. They will even come and pick it up for you, at their cost. You only owe them $35 as reimbursement once the item sells.
- Donate them to the ARC or Goodwill. Both charities have a curb-side pick-up service, free of charge! They will ask you to place the items on the curb the day prior. And that’s it. They come by and get your unwanted items for you. The local number to call for ARC pick-ups is 303-238-5263.
All of these came in very handy during my recent move. After all, who wants the added stress of moving all of that unwanted stuff?