Residential moving in Toronto

Tips for Selling Your Belongings Before a Move

Moving can be stressful. The last thing you need when preparing a big move is the added headache of figuring out what to do with all the leftover things you just don’t need anymore. At Francis Movers, we want to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible. While we can’t get rid of all your unwanted belongings for you, we can give you a few tips about some of the best ways to make them disappear—and make a bit of extra cash appear in your wallet to boot! Let our experts share a few tips about the best ways to sell your belongings before a big move.

Let the Apps Do the Work
We all know about Craigslist, Kijiji, Ebay, and similar platforms where you can post your belongings to attract a buyer. But what about the ones we don’t know so well? Here’s a short list of apps that might help get the job done when trying to get rid of some belongings before your move:
• Letgo: a free mobile classifieds app to buy and sell items locally. What sets this app apart is the ability to chat privately and in real time with other buyers and sellers. A great way to get rid of a few unwanted belongings.
• VarageSale: a family-friendly app used to buy and sell used items from local vendors. Members use their real identity; this adds an added layer of safety to your transactions.
• Facebook: unbeknownst to most people, Facebook is actually a great place to buy and sell used goods. Use the Facebook Marketplace feature and list your items free of charge!

Start Early
If you want to be effective when selling your items before a move, it’s important to start early. Waiting until the last minute will cause undue stress—which defeats the entire purpose of lightening the load of your move. Try to start a few weeks (or even months) in advance to maximize you’re your ability to liquidate your unwanted belongings.

Estate Sale
There’s something about your average garage sale that just doesn’t scream “luxury” for your average consumer. Instead, why not call it an estate sale and actually invite people inside your home to showcase all the items you’d like to get rid of? Use local ads and social media to advertise your sale and watch your clutter disappear! Your movers in Toronto will thank you.

If you’re looking for a residential moving company in Toronto, give us a call at Francis Movers. Our friendly and professional staff will make sure your move goes off without a hitch. 

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