Will selling second-hand goods help boost my savings?

POSTED: 1st March 2013
IN: Personal Guides

We all have goods stored in our homes that we no longer use but it might be worth reviewing these objects to see if we can make a quick buck on them.

undefinedIt might be a television we no longer need or a collection of DVDs we have watched, but either way, the value of each item can add up to produce extra cash for our savings pots. 

In fact, research from Quidco has suggested the average Briton makes an annual £137 selling their second-hand items to a new owner.

That might not sound like a huge sum over the course of the year but the amount we make depends on how much we have to sell and how thrifty we are in our approach.

With the spring season fast-approaching, there is no better time to root through the attic and prepare a collection of unwanted goods that can be sold at a car boot sale.

As the study from Quidco also found, the most common items people tend to sell second-hand include clothes, books, DVDs and furniture, so it should not be hard to find a few pieces worth selling to a new home.

While sticking to the norm will ensure we make some extra money, we might also like to dig out a few unusual items from our homes that we no longer use and see how much cash we can make on them.

Although we will not want to sell goods with a sentimental value or a high worth, paintings, jewellery and watches that are in good condition should all stand out from the usual goods sold at a car boot sale.

Not only is a car boot or lawn sale a great way to make money and clear the home of unused items, it can also be a fun way to spend the day so we can call on our kids, friends or partners to help us out on the day. 

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