I don't see why we should pack these things up and move them, so I figure why not get'em out of the house before the entire moving process. So here are a few of the places I like to sell back or donate our unwanted things to.
|via Plato's Closet|
|via Once Upon a Child|
Half Price Books: Having a degree in English means that I read a lot of books, and sometimes I don't want to keep those books. Half Price Books is great because they not only buy books, but they also buy magazines, CDs, vinyl records, even cassette tapes! I've always gotten a decent amount of money for the books I sell because again I keep them in very good condition.
--Craigslist: Obviously I can't write a post able donating and selling things without mentioning Craigslist. I know that it can be shady at times, but Craigslist can also be a great resource. I sold William's infant car seat to a couple via Craiglist and made $100. My #1 piece of advice for Craigslist sales is to meet the person in a public location, i.e. Starbucks, never let them come to your house. I know 99% of the time you're dealing with normal people, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
--Goodwill & Salvation Army: After I have squeezed every last cent out of the stuff we are getting rid of, I will either donate the other things to The Goodwill or Salvation Army. In College Station we also have a local place called Second Chance; I like donating to them because proceeds go back to the Bryan/College Station community.
Well that's it for now :) I need to get back to packing up the last of our boxes before William wakes up from his nap. I'm excited because by this time tomorrow we will have the keys to our new place!