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Selling Off Big Items Before a Move


During a move, there are always a couple pieces of furniture that cannot go with you. Sometimes it is a couch that you really love, but just cannot afford to move, sometimes it is the giant flat screen TV you got for Christmas but no longer need because your new home is too small. Need to know the best way to get rid of items like these before you move? Our San Antonio residential movers can help with tips on selling big items before moving.

How to Sell Big Items Before a Move

One of the greatest things about a move is that it is the perfect time to reinvent or transform your space. Letting go of old items that you either no longer need or cannot move with you can sometimes be sad but it can also be very freeing as well. Having less to move with you means more money for redecorating the space in your new home. If you are planning on selling big items before moving but are not sure of the best ways to go about doing so, our San Antonio movers have come up with some suggestions for you.

Hold a Moving Sale
Everyone loves a good garage sale! Especially when you can find big ticket items for a great price. When planning on selling big items before moving, think of holding a moving sale. It is an efficient way to get rid of the big items that you no longer need and also get a little extra cash in your pocket. The one thing to beware of when hosting a moving sale, however, is that most moving sale goers will want to bargain on the prices so you should be willing to have flexibility.

You will also want to be smart about the placement of the items you are trying to sell. Though the goal is to get the big items gone first, you do not necessarily want to put them closest to the road- even if it will attract people.

You will also want to advertise that you are having a moving sale around your neighborhood, so people are more likely to come by. You can also try posting your moving sale to social media sites to reach more people outside your neighborhood who may be looking for things you are selling.

If you would rather give your belongings a new home over selling big items before moving, then you can also always look into the option of donating your gently used or new big item belongings. Donating is a great way to give to those in need, in addition to being a tax write off. If you are unable to drop your belongings off at the donation site, there are a few donation services that will pick your items up.

Estate Sales and Auctions
You can also opt for selling big items before moving with an estate sale or an auction. These are usually put on by a professional company, so you will need to research if this option is available in your area.


When you are ready to move the rest of your belongings into your new home, contact All My Sons Moving & Storage. Our San Antonio local movers have over 20 years of moving experience to get the job done right!