Back in the day when people were about to move or simply just looking to get rid of items, their first thought would be to host a garage sale and sell their items for dirt cheap just to get them out of the house. But now with today’s technology, there are so many apps and websites you can sell your belongings on instead AND make a decent chunk of change back too depending on what you are selling.
Let’s take a look at some of the apps you can start using now to sell all the items you need before your move.
Considered the best overall app, Offerup lets you sell your items nationwide and sends you a prepaid label when you sell your items. There is the option to sell locally as well, and you get paid directly through the app into your bank account to make it easy. It has a large user base, is very versatile, and allows you to message potential buyers.
OfferUp also has a number of designated “Community Meetup Spots” which are brightly lit areas with video cameras around, making your selling experience safe and offering some peace of mind.
Letgo is an app that will help you sell items locally as well, and offers many different categories to list your items in so you can be very specific about what you are selling. It’s free, which is a huge bonus, and has verified user profiles so you know the buyer isn’t a bot.
This app has been featured by the New York Times and published by The Balance Everyday as the #1 app of their 7 best local selling apps. The nice thing about this app is you can tag your items and make it easy for buyers to find what you’re selling.
The Decluttr app is known for being a great place to sell electronics, gadgets, games, books and other like-items. This app is a little different from the others because you sell to the app itself instead of potential butters. All you have to do is login, get a quote, and if you like the offer, and then you ship off your item. It’s free, fast and easy, and allows for free shipping on all orders.
Another great perk is you can even sell your broken electronics! They accept gaming consoles, tablets, computers, smartwatches, cell phones, textbooks, CD’s, DVD’s and more.
More than 80 million members around the world use Poshmark, and it is one of the greatest places for selling second-hand clothes that are still in good condition, as well as home decor, makeup and more. Its as simple as taking a picture and uploading them with a description and price!
Poshmark even provides a prepaid label addressed to the buyer when you make a sale. All you’ll have to do is package it up, drop it off at the post office or have USPS pick it up from your home for free!
We know that Facebook Marketplace can be a bit of a hassle sometimes but believe it or not, this is considered one of the best places for quick sales and it’s easy to find someone local through it who is willing to pick up the item. It never hurts to have your item listed on facebook marketplace in addition to other places.
If you’re looking to sell furniture or other big-ticket items, 5Miles is a good place to sell. You can share your listings with buyers in your area and the app offers a meet-up location finger to ensure the buyer and seller can agree on a safe and neutral place to exchange their items.
A cool thing about this app is there is an in-app translation tool for non-English speakers to improve the experience for everyone. This app currently has more than 14 million users, so expect a wide reach on this app!
If you’re looking to make some bigger sales and get top dollar for your items, eBay might be your place to go to sell.
However, expect to ship your items because it isn’t as good for selling locally. The good thing about eBay is it is well-known by a lot of people so you have a wide reach, and you can access it from a laptop, computer or tablet as well as your smartphone.
When it comes to getting rid of items nowadays there are so many options available. Whether you list multiple items across many platforms or pick and choose platforms based on the items you want to sell, you are almost guaranteed to sell your items without much effort.
Just always make sure to stay safe and be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times if you are meeting someone up for a sale, or even buying an item from someone. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get selling! Your next buyer is waiting!