I’m so excited about my new Kindle book being released on Amazon that I wanted to share with you some of the tips you can find in my new book.
The book is titled “The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Most Cash for Your Stuff.”
If you’re overwhelmed with too much stuff that you’d like to get rid of, this book is for you. Is your house bulging at the seams? Are your closets stuffed to the max? How about your basement, garage and/or attic?
You don’t need to have a yard sale or garage sale (total waste of time and effort). You don’t have to give it all away, either.
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My guide will set you on the road toward selling as much of your unwanted stuff as possible and getting the most money for it in the process. You will probably end up giving away some of your stuff, and my book even helps you put money in your pocket when that does happen.
Before you can start listing your discarded items online, there are a few things you need to have. You’ll require products to clean and prepare your items. You need shipping supplies, too, and the ability to weigh and measure envelopes and boxes.
You’ll also want to measure your items so you can include height, width and depth in your listings. A magnifying glass will come in handy for reading extremely small text on old jewelry and home decor items. They could have very fine text on them to indicate gold or silver content.
Before listing anything, you should make sure it’s as clean as possible. Nobody wants dirty or stained stuff, so you’ll need some products for making your items look fantastic. Here’s a list of what you’ll need on hand in order to start selling online in earnest.
- Shipping boxes and packing materials, saved from your own online orders.
- Various sizes of padded envelopes.
- Clear packing tape for sealing boxes and attaching labels.
- Digital postal scale.
- USPS.com free online account, for ordering free supplies and arranging free pickups.
- A variety of different USPS Priority Mail flat-rate envelopes and boxes, ordered and shipped free from the U.S. Postal Service.
- A phone that takes excellent photos or a high-quality digital camera.
- Alcohol wipes for removing ink stains and sticky residues.
- Lighted magnifying glass.
- Retractable tape measure.
- Spray bottle with water and a tablespoon of premium liquid laundry detergent.
- Mr. Clean Magic Sponges.
- A PayPal account. If you plan to do a lot of selling, you might want to set up a separate checking account from the one you use for your household bills. I’ve used a free checking account with CapitalOne360 for years.
If you’ll be selling clothing, you’ll also need:
- 3M Command Utility Hooks.
- Tide Liquid laundry detergent.
- Clorox Bleach Pen.
- OxiClean Max Force Gel Stick.
- Satin padded clothes hangers (optional, but will make your clothing photos more attractive).
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