As you prepare to move, it a good idea to sort through your belongings to identify things you can do without. If you can sussessfully trim your moving inventory, you can possibly save some money and even raise some in return.
What to sell
Go through your house with a notebook, listing everything you want to sell. Here are some of the kinds of items that are popular merchandise:
1) Have a Garage sale
Many movers looking to unload 'old stuff' elect to hold a garage sale to make a little extra money in preparation for the big move. If this option is available, you should consider the following advice:
2) Set up Shop at a local Flea Market
For a nominal fee, local flea markets are a great means for selling secondhand items. Because most markets are advertised, professional secondhand bargain hunters usually attend. Again, have shopping bags and cardboard cartons on hand for your customers’ convenience and don't forget to have plenty of change on hand!
3) Post Items on Craigslist or Ebay
Have something that you think would be of great value to someone else? A great way to earn extra money is by selling your unwanted goods online. When you use an online auction or public listing, you are given the opportunity to showcase your items for sale to the world, not just your own neighborhood.
4) Consider Donating Items to Charity
Consider donating any leftover items to charitable organizations such as Goodwill, the Salvation Army and children’s homes. Even though you wont make any money on the transaction, you'll save on shipping costs and the value can be deducted from your income tax return.