Out With The Old, In With The New

Ok, so you’ve decided to completely redo the look of a room or your entire home. You’ve planned out what style you’re going for and what you’re going to need. But chances are that you may have overlooked one little detail. That being what you’re going to do with all the existing stuff that you have which no longer fits the decor.

In true hoarder style, you can stuff it into an attic, garage or basement. You could even go so far as to rent storage space to keep it in. But let’s be honest, aside from items of real value, you’re never really going to need most of that stuff again. So it’s best to just do away with it. And while the curb may be the fate of some of your items, there’s no sense in letting it go to waste. Especially if there is a little bit of money to be made.

Selling your items can give you quite a bit of pocket money, which is useful if you’re going to be doing some decorating in the near future. So what are the best ways to get rid of your stuff?

Well, you have the classic yard/garage sale. Lay your stuff out and let the neighborhood come and haggle with you. You can put up traditional signs, and you can also not advertise it on the internet to get as big a crowd as possible.

You can also pawn your stuff. Depending on your location, there are plenty of store around you (I remember there being loads of Miami pawn shops near where I used to live). Not everything is “pawnable” but the stuff that is could yield you some extra dough.