When you are downsizing & have sold your home, it’s easy to get bogged down trying to make $$ from selling the items you don’t want to take to your new home.  Remember, the main gain is in selling the home.  Consider:decluttering

  • The pre-loved furniture market has changed – price & look are now major motivators for younger buyers
  • Auction is a good option but you need to consider the costs (transport, commission)
  • 2nd hand dealers – few remaining & fairly picky
  • Gumtree/Ebay – convenient option but can be time consuming
  • Charity – usually want smaller items (not wardrobes, TV cabinets, couches). Time can be an issue for charity pickups as often you need to book 2-3 weeks in advance
  • Giving for free is worth considering (Gumtree, Freecycle)

all sorters usually take care of clearing everything left in the home for those using our services pre-settlement.  In most cases, the goal is to minimise rubbish removal costs (which can be considerable) whilst selling, donating & recycling as much as possible.
For those doing it themselves:
Maybe you need assistance with sorting or clearing out the shed, attic, garage, under the house?  Maybe a few old treasures there to sell?  Maybe you need help or need assistance to take advantage of a Council free hard waste pickup?  Call us to see if we can assist …
Maybe you have some treasurers (crockery, glassware, furniture) – maybe you are having a garage sale?  Email us (mary@allsorters.com.au) your details & photos of items * we can check whether any of our buyers are interested & put you in contact …
Happy sorting … Mary, the allsorter