Facebook Yard Sale pages have been growing rapidly….You can post something in your town/county garage/swap site and it’s out of your home in less than 24 hours in most cases. How great is that? It’s so much easier than Craig’s List and you feel a bit better knowing that these people are your neighbors and in your community.
And the best part is: It’s FREE!
There are no hidden seller fees, posting fees, picture fees, etc. If you’re looking to declutter your home or pick up some new items without spending a fortune, the FB’s online yard sale sites are for you!
So here’s the Top 6 Reasons We Love Facebook Yard Sale Pages
#6 It’s as Easy as Facebook
Let’s face it! People are obsessed with Facebook. They are on multiple times a day, which means you get a large amount of exposure. The more exposure, the easier it is to get rid of your items.
#5 One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure
Your trash is someone’s treasure and vice versa. The coffee table you loved at one time is just not doing it for you. You post it and someone is interested immediately. They send you a private message and in the span of 15 minutes, you’re setting up a meet place/time. The new owner walks away with a “new” coffee table and you have cold-hard-cash that you put towards your own new table. Win-win.
#4 Design On A Dime
Have you wanted to spruce up/change your home, but on a really tight budget? Look no further. There are items that can retail for hundreds and you get them for a fraction of the cost. You may find one or two new accent pieces that change the dynamic of your room and spend close to nothing.
#3 On The Move
Moving is one of the most stressful things to do. You start packing and think to yourself, “where did all this STUFF come from?”
That punch bowl set you received for your wedding (in 2005) is still sitting in the original box- unused. Is it really worth packing it up, moving it out and storing it in another closet for another 10 years? No way! Post it…one less thing to pack/move. Just don’t tell Aunt Edna – she spent weeks looking for just the right punch bowl set for you.
This has become a very popular word in recent years, as in “Declutter your life and home”. We, as a society, hold on to “stuff” for way too long. For whatever emotional connection, we feel it’s okay to have something sitting in a cabinet or closet for YEARS without using it. Then all this “stuff” piles up around the house and we feel overwhelmed with anxiety. Next thing you know, you’re flipping through the channels and you catch an episode of Hoarders. All of the sudden, you’re convinced you will wind up like the woman with the dead cat under her couch! These pages make it so easy to declutter so your beloved Mr. Whiskers has nothing to worry about.
# 1 Charity Begins At Home
We get it…You may feel funny posting Aunt Edna’s punch bowl and collecting cash. Or you may just feel that if you have extra items in your home and you want to give them to someone who can use them, rather than collecting money for them. You’re in luck! There are plenty of yard sale pages that are donation pages as well. In most cases it may be an actual charity (church/organization) that lets people post pictures of what they have and anyone in need can pick up for free. In other cases, the organization (page owner) may post about a family that lost everything in a fire or disaster, and they be in need of particular items. So you declutter and help someone in need in the process. Two birds!