I usually give away clothes, toys, and other items I don’t want or need anymore. Sometimes I give them to friends or family. Other times I donate them to Goodwill or list them on freecycle. Occasionally I’ve sold them on ebay, and once or twice I’ve had a yard sale, but selling things is just isn’t my niche.
I’m not good at sales. I don’t know how much most things are worth. I don’t want to ask too much, but of course I’d like as much money as possible.
Last week, a friend of mine gave me a flyer for a new consignment shop that opened up about a half hour away. They charge $15 per year, set the prices, and keep half of the profits. I said I’m not good at sales, but if someone else wants to sell something for me, by all means, go ahead!
I’m slowly gathering items to take to the consignment shop. So far, I’ve got clothes, toys, and books packed up. I’m not too keen on the $15 fee, but I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to take a chance. My friend says it’s worth it, and we have similar items to sell, so I’m fairly confident she’s right.
It’s nice to give things to others who could use them, but it’s also nice to sell your children’s old clothes to help pay for their new ones. I’m sure I’ll still give some stuff away, but I’m pretty happy at the prospect of actually getting paid for my unwanted items.
Article by Randi Millward