Renovation – Tips For selling Unwanted Leftovers

Renovation of homes and buildings includes replacing old, worn out and broken fixtures and accessories and replacing them with new ones. On however small a scale this exercise is undertaken, there are bound to be unwanted leftovers, like old doors, windows, electrical gadgets, bathroom fittings, wooden pieces, furniture and so on. They may or may not be in a usable condition, but all of them can be sold off, albeit for a small amount. Selling them may not be easy, but with a few tips, it may become easier to dispose them off.

Tips to sell leftovers

  1. Divide the leftovers into lots according to condition- All the things that have to be sold may not be in the same condition. It is preferable to divide them into lots, so that the ones in good condition are kept aside and others bundled together. The lots can also be made according to use, or expected customers.
  2. Keep prices low- The stuff to be sold not being new, cannot fetch a high price. A low price may tempt some needy person buy the wares.
  3. Sell them in a market for such products- The highest probability of selling old things is in specialized market similar to flea markets, where the less fortunate people buy old and used things to refurbish their homes.
  4. Advertise online- The internet now offers the biggest market for all types of products. An advertisement especially on local sites, will bring buyers at the door step.
  5. The auction option- Auctions evince a lot of interest in the public and chances of selling them for the highest price are brighter through an auction.
  6. Newspaper advertisements- These have a larger reach and people looking for old leftovers are most likely to go through newspaper classifieds.
  7. Some products may have antique value- While throwing away accessories, there might be a three decades old oven no longer found or manufactured. Such pieces are often bought by manufacturers themselves who like to show off their old pieces still seen with consumers.
  8. Recycling yards keep them all- Trying to track people visiting recycling yards will help and they can be persuaded to buy from your pile of old things.
  9. Garage sales- Garage sales attract a lot of attention and public interest from people looking to buy cheap things.
  10. Use them to create something yourself- the artistically inclined can make a new design out of old pieces of wood and glass. For example window panes can be painted and sold off for use in vacation homes, or outhouses.
  11. Swap and sell- There are numerous shops and websites, forums and blogs where swap and sell options are provided.
  12. Wood of good quality sells well- While anxious to get rid of leftovers, wooden pieces can be separated to sell for better prices than other things since wood is needed for numerous things.
  13. Construction companies buy leftovers to use in their buildings- They make good customers since they can cut costs and are willing to pay more for leftovers in good condition.

The idea behind selling leftovers is to ensure that every opportunity to capitalize is used, and returns reaped from every possible source. This helps in maximizing returns while minimizing renovation costs.

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