Tips for Selling Your Belongings Before a Move

 Whether you’re moving on your own, or hiring a qualified Oklahoma City moving company, the process of packing up your entire life and shifting to a new location is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Downsizing can certainly help, after all, the fewer objects you have, the simpler the process will be. 

Nevertheless, selling your belongings isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially if you have a large family. To help you optimize your efforts, here are some tips on how to tackle it, so you can make the most of what you have. 

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Make a Catalog of Your Belongings

The first step in downsizing is understanding what you currently have in the house. To do so, go room by room and start writing a catalog of each item in that space.  

Categorize each item, including furniture, clothes, or decorations. This will make it easier for you in the long run, and it’s key to properly labeling boxes

Don’t forget to pay a visit to your basement or storage unit, and make an inventory of everything awaiting you there, too. 

Start Classifying

Once you know what you own, it’s time to decide what you’re going to keep, and what not. To do so, divide everything into three groups:  

  • What I’m keeping. 
  • What I’m donating. 
  • What I’m selling.  

Reach Out

Last but not least, it’s time to let go.  

Start searching for channels, and possible markets where you can sell your belongings. The sales and donation process will run more smoothly thanks to your prior categorization since certain marketplaces and stores are better suited to particular kinds of goods. For example, some bookstores accept used books. 

  • Ole’ good garage sales are never a bad choice if you have a lot of things to sell. The downside is that you probably won’t get as much money for it as you would if you tried selling each item separately.  
  • Selling through Internet marketplaces and social media sites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace may be a better option if you want to make the most of your goods. If you have a lot of small items, like kitchen tools or office supplies, you can pack them up into sets, and sell them all together.  
  • Old furniture collectibles and antiques can bring you a lot of money if you sell them to antique sellers. Luckily, many of them will still be willing to visit your house.  

✅According to Yelp, 23rd Street Antique Mall is the best antique shop in Oklahoma! 

  • If you’re unable to sell something, donating it to a nearby shelter or thrift store can be simple and rewarding. In addition to making you feel good by giving back to the community, these organizations will often come to your house to pick up large donations. And you can deduct the amount from your taxes! Just make sure to take photographs of the items you give out, along with your receipt. 

✅You can pay a visit to the local Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center

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Avoid Selling Your Belongings and Hire an Oklahoma City Moving Company

Moving can be an opportunity to start from zero—however, that doesn’t mean you have to let go of everything. It’s important to differentiate trinkets from objects with a real, unique history. Here at Pink Zebra, we believe that protecting what you have is as important, but much harder, than letting go. 

If you’d like to learn more, reach out!  

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