At some point, you may just want to simplify moving and sell everything, but with a few tips for prioritization you can offset moving costs, reduce clutter, and make moving easier before and after arrival. If you have expensive heirlooms and antiques that you won’t be able to move with you, now is the perfect time to bestow a gift to your family members or friends.
For everything that can be sold, plan a yard sale or garage sale. Wait for great weather and try to hold your sale for multiple days. Remember that most families are free to visit on the weekends, and the welcome of your home is important to attract more customers. If you’re a member of a homeowner’s association or neighborhood, work within your community for the best results.
Another option is to sell your items online. You can use the popular site eBay, post on Facebook Marketplace, create your own Facebook posts for friends and family, or even create ads on Craigslist. Great photography and detailed descriptions of your items will make a huge difference, and you can always choose to mail the items or offer in-person pickup.
Finally, donate the items that you don’t wish to sell. Coats, blankets, gently used clothing, furniture, office equipment, and kitchen appliances can often find a new home. These types of donations can serve a family for years, and they can even offer take advantages at the end of the year.