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3 Ways to Turn Your Junk into Cash

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Your pile of junk in the basement could be a gold mine if you play your cards right. Here are three ways that you can turn your unwanted goods into cold hard cash.

Host a Tag Sale

A tag sale is a great way to get rid of a bunch of your unwanted goods at the same time. It doesn’t take a lot of work to host one either: all you really need is some stuff to sell and supplies to make signage. This tag sale checklist will tell you everything you need to do to host a successful sale.

Bring Your Goods to a Consignment Shop or Auction House

Consignment shops put your goods on display in exchange for a cut of the profits if they happen to sell. They are an especially effective place to get rid of gently-used clothing, baby items, and children’s toys. Auction houses are a great option too – most of them even handle the less glamorous activities such as advertising and shipping.

Sell Your Stuff Online

When all else fails, turn to the internet to sell your goods. Chances are that someone, somewhere might be interested in what you have to sell. The two most popular websites for this are eBay and Craigslist, but newer sites such as Etsy, Let Go, and Poshmark are enticing options as well.

Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to convert all of your junk into cash. That’s where we come in.

866 We Junk It offers junk removal services to homes and businesses across Long Island and New York City. From dumpster rentals, to clean outs, to full structural demolitions, we truly do it all. Visit our website for more information, or call us at 866-935-8654 for a free estimate.

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5 Signs That Something is Junk

To trash, or not to trash? That is the question. If you are cleaning out
your home and debating whether or not something should be thrown
away, look for these five signs that it is nothing but junk.
1. You Haven’t Used it in
Over a Year
This is
the golden rule when you are debating whether or not you should throw
something out. If you haven’t used it within the past 12 months, be
honest with yourself, when will you ever use it? This rule applies to
everything in the home, but is especially relevant to clothes and
2. You Have A Newer
have a Blu-Ray player, a DVD player, and a VCR. An iPod, a CD player,
and a Walkman. Several years-worth of cell phones ranging from the
newest iPhone all the way back to the Nokia brick – you get the
picture. If you have a newer, better version (or two or three of
them), there is no point hanging on to the old one; donate it to
someone in need.
3. It is Broken or
Missing a Part
What is
the point of keeping something that doesn’t work? It could be an
incomplete set of golf clubs in the basement or something as small as
a deck of 49 cards; if it has reached the end of its useful life,
it’s time to throw it away.
4. The Space it Takes Up
Is More Valuable Than It Is
If your
attic or basement looks more like a storage warehouse than a part of
your home, it’s time to do a clean out. Big, bulky items that take up
tons of space but serve no purpose in your daily life should be the
first things to go.
5. It Has Expired
dates are for more than just food. Medicine, makeup, and batteries
can all go bad after sitting around for too long, don’t let them
consume your cabinets and drawers.
Need an
extra hand getting rid of your garbage? Look no further than
1-866-We-Junk-It. A family owned and operated business based out of
Massapequa, NY, we have provided professional junk removal services
to Long Island and New York City for over 15 years. Whether you want
our guys to clean out your house for you, or you just need a dumpster
so you can do it yourself, we can help you claim your house back!
Visit our website or call us for a free quote at 1-866-935-8654.