5 Things to Purge and Sell for National Old Stuff Day (March 2nd)

It seems like there’s a holiday for just about everything these days, from donuts to talking like a pirate. If you’re a fan of spring cleaning, you may already know about National Old Stuff Day – and what better way to celebrate than by saying, “out with the old and in with the new” with a yard sale?

The financial boost of a title or payday loan can help you address any immediate needs if you’re starting the new year broke, but if you want to make a little extra cash while minimizing your clutter and cleaning out those closets, check out these top 5 things to get rid of this March 2nd.

Clothing, Especially for Kids

Those of us with kids know how fast they grow out of their clothes. If they can’t be handed down, why not see what they could fetch at a yard sale? There’s nothing wrong with holding onto a few keepsakes or mementos of your little ones, but baby clothes that have minimal wear could fetch you a nice return on garage sale day. Besides the clothing your little ones have outgrown over the years, you may even have maternity clothing or baby products like a crib, carriage, or playpen that you could turn into cash.

Home Décor, Furniture, and Appliances

Larger home items like sofas, bed frames, and wall units are sure to attract a crowd in areas throughout the Albuquerque area, like Rio Ranch and Bernalillo. This is also a great opportunity to get rid of any appliances that you replaced this holiday season, especially if you’re short on space. If you’ve changed the look of your home, you can reclaim part of the cost of your updates by putting the old stuff up for sale. The amount of money you make back on things you view as junk might surprise you.

Tools and Power Tools

Dedicated do-it-yourselfers may find that they have acquired their fair share of extra tools over the years. Why not start preparing for garage sale day by clearing out your tool shed? Tools of all kinds tend to go fast, especially if they’re still in good shape. From power tools and auto repair accessories, to lawnmowers and gardening equipment, tools are always a hot item that will draw people to your sale. Give yourself some extra space to work and more cash to fund your household projects this Old Stuff Day. Reclaim your tool shed or garage by clearing out the clutter – your home and wallet will be glad you did.

Toys and Electronics

Kids love their toys, but just because your little ones (or not so little ones) have outgrown some of their childhood favorites doesn’t mean they don’t still have love to give. This is especially true of baby toys that might have gotten a few weeks of use before a new interest took hold, and electronics that have simply been replaced by a newer version. From trikes to bikes, and remote-control racers, if your toys and electronics aren’t in use but still in good condition, why not turn them into cash this Old Stuff Day?

Books and Other Media

There are certain titles you can come back to time and time again, but most books don’t have that staying power, especially old text books, reference books, periodicals and comics that are taking up valuable space in your home. The same holds true for CDs and DVDs. Nowadays, you don’t need to have a physical CD or DVD to listen to music or watch movies and TV shows, so perhaps your old media clutter can find new purpose in someone else’s home or business?

Use Your Resources

One man’s trash is another person’s treasure – instead of asking yourself, “Where can I find title loans?” why not ask yourself, “What do I have that I don’t need or use?” You may be able to recruit some friends and family to assist you in exchange for first pick on things like clothes and furniture. And having a yard sale doesn’t just mean putting up physical signs and hauling your stuff out to the curb nowadays.

Work smart and not hard this Old Stuff Day. You have the internet to help – use Craigslist ads, Facebook, and Twitter to advertise the things you want to sell the most, and be sure to hashtag #oldstuffday. There are even apps like OfferUp and LetGo that can help you connect with people near you who are looking for bargains. You may have some hidden gems collecting dust in your closet, attic or garage, and that could equate to more space in your home and more cash in your pocket.