Is your bank account balance lower than you want it to be? Perhaps you went a bit overboard on Christmas present shopping and you are now trying to recuperate in the financial part of your life. From selling things at a garage sale to using a consignment marketplace like RUMMAGE SALES, here are some ideas that might help you to get the extra cash you want.
Sell Things Yourself - If you have decided to have a garage sale or a yard sale, remember that the more you get rid of, the more money you'll make. As you go through closets, drawers, and the rest of your house, look for belongings that are really not important to you or things that you haven't used in ages and ages. For example, if you have a bread box on your kitchen countertop that has become a catch-all instead of holding bread, you might want to sell it. If you have jewelry that you know you'll never wear again, it might bring in some nice cash. The same goes for clothes that are hanging in your closet or your kid's closet.
Go To A Pawn Shop - Another idea is to sell things at a pawn shop. Even your old record player or an used guitar will more than likely be accepted at a pawn shop. The good part about selling something at a pawn shop is that, if you change your mind, you can retrieve the object you want back by a certain date. Be sure and keep any paperwork that you have been given so that transactions can be made more easily.
Consider Consignment - Have you ever sold anything at a consignment marketplace? If not, this might be a great way for you to obtain the cash you want. You just need to know that the consignment shop will be keeping part of the profit. The terms of the sale will be explained fully to you before you decide to leave objects to be sold. For example, if you have decided to sell your wedding dress or other clothes, the seller will keep part of the profit from those sales. Careful records will be kept so that you'll know exactly what was sold and how much money was made from the sale.
Whether you sell things at a garage sale, a yard sale, a pawn shop, or at a consignment store, think of keeping a record of how much money you made.