Consider your Online Options
A range of online sites can take your clutter clear-out to the next level and save you time, effort and money. Some of these will even do most of the work for you
GUMTREE & OLX These are the go-to sites for resellers throughout South Africa. With millions of people scouring the sites each week, you can find a buyer for pretty much anything if you price it right. Simply upload a picture and fill in a description and price. Remember to read the safety info on the site, so you don’t fall for scams. Visit www. gumtree.co.za and www.olx.co.za. If you think your item might attract international interest, consider loading it on www.ebay.com. MOVING ON Whether you’re moving house or getting rid of clutter, Moving On is a fun and hassle-free way to sell all your goods at once. How does it work? Moving On staffers will take photos of the items you want to sell and will recommend prices. Moving On agents then host the sale at your house on a Saturday or Sunday. Buyers get a preview of what you’re selling by viewing photos beforehand on the Moving On website ( www.movingon.co.za). FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE This Facebook destination makes it easy to post items for sale to all local Facebook users, and allows you to check the profiles of interested buyers, coordinate through Messenger and report suspicious activity. Also join local community bric-a-brac forums where you can sell items to people in your area. Always list a price – priced items sell faster than those without prices. Visit www.facebook. com/marketplace. INSTAGRAM If you’re planning on selling a large number of items, you can do it via Instagram too. Set up a business account that is dedicated to all the goods you want to sell. Tag the price and description and you’re good to go. Link it to your personal account in your bio to make it easier for your followers to find it. Visit www.instagram.com.