Moving home is expensive, and costs add up fast. If you are moving interstate or to the country, it can be even more expensive. A lot of your moving costs can be reduced if you don’t just haul your unwanted items with you.
Not only will they clutter up your new home, but you will also have to pay the removalists extra for a bigger moving van. Not to mention higher costs for the extra time it takes to pack and unpack your belongings, and then also more for any packing supplies too.
Luckily, there’s a better way. Instead of bringing all your unwanted items with you, you can sell them, declutter your life, and use the extra money towards the cost of moving! It’s a win-win situation.
Selling your items is now easier than ever. Let’s take a look at the best apps to sell your unwanted items.
All apps are available on both iPhone and Android.
Letgo is the easiest and fastest app for selling your unwanted items. You can post anything for sale in less than 10 seconds! Just take a photo and let will automatically title and categorise your listing, thanks to its cutting-edge technology. Then potential buyers will send you a message.
eBay is the largest online marketplace in Australia, and it continues to go from strength to strength. For selling high-value items, it is the number 1 place to use. You can set a fixed price and allow members to make you an offer, or you can set up an auction where people bid on your item. Listing is easy, just create an account, take some photos, and write a description!
3. Facebook Marketplace
Anyone who has a facebook account can use Facebook Marketplace, making sure that your items get seen by a huge amount of potential buyers. Items for sale are based on your geographic location. After you upload your photos and list the item, then you must communicate with the buyer to work out payment and delivery/pickup deals.
A bonus of Facebook Marketplace is that you can access it directly from your phone, and not need to download a new app.
Gumtree is a well-established community market place which connects you with buyers. It allows you to list items in hundreds of categories. You can list an ad for free, or pay to boost it or have extra features to make it stand out. Gumtree is great for selling used furniture and home appliances. It’s popular with people looking to furnish their first home, as well as international students. Gumtree also integrates with PayPal, making payments easy.
Next door is a social networking app for your neighbourhood. It’s also an excellent option to sell items locally. Just add your item details and photos and then post it. A bonus is that everyone in the neighbourhood will see your item for sale in their newsfeed. This gives it great exposure and leads to faster sales. It’s then up to you and the buyer to negotiate the price and pickup or delivery.