Items to sell before moving day: A home seller's guide

by Tony Carter, Realtor® 05/28/2023

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When you start the process of selling your home, there may seem like there’s an enormous amount of things that need to get done. However, by selling old and unused items, you can save time on packing things away and make some extra money in the meantime. 


Moving large items in general it’s typically no light work, let alone furniture that may be older, and not in pristine condition. Selling older furniture gives you the chance to make room for newer items that may better fit the aesthetic of your new space after you sell your old home. 

Exercise equipment 

Do you have an old treadmill or dumbbells that are no longer being put to use? These items can be heavy and take up a great deal of space. A treadmill alone can range from 60 to 250 pounds on average - making it not the most ideal item to move and travel with. 

By selling these underused items you can make some extra cash, save time and the hassle of packing them up and away. 

Extra linens

One or two linens on their own don’t take up too much space, but over the years as you purchase more for those in your household, guests and different rooms many can amount over time. 

If you would like to get rid of any extra linens to decrease the amount of stuff you’ll need to move, consider selling your old linens online. If they are vintage, you may find that they’ll sell for even more cash. 

Old toys 

If you have kids or pets such as dogs and cats, no doubt toys can accumulate quickly throughout the years. A stuffed elephant here, a robo car there and before you know it there can be multiple bins worth of toys. 

You may find there are toys your kids no longer use or are interested in, meaning it may be time to let these items go. You can sell them or donate them to local charities who will redistribute the toys to kids within the community. 

By taking the time to comb through old pieces of furniture, toys, linens and other items - you can sort out high priority items and things no longer of value to simplify one step in the home selling process.

About the Author

Tony Carter, Realtor®

My wife, Cindy and I, moved to Florida 9 years ago from Wisconsin, where we were born and raised. I proudly served in the United States Air Force and was stationed overseas and in The Gulf War. Became a member of The American Legion and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). After, the Military, I got into the retail business for the last 25 years. During my last position, in the retail. I was second-in-charge of a 125 million dollar a year business. Thatis where I developed my passion for customer service and taking care of the customer. With that passion, I became a full-time licensed Realtor in the state of Florida. I understand that real estate is not just a transaction but an important personal decision, a decision that may need guidance. I am here to answer any questions and guide you and your family through the process. Whether buying for the first time. Purchasing a condo, single-family home, investment property or a time-share on the beach. I am the exclusive Realtor for the Mariner Beach Club in St Pete Beach, Florida and for the Island Gulf Resort in Madeira Beach, Florida. Please feel free to contact me with your real estate needs directly at cell 262-894-8135 or via e-mail at [email protected] or website; Timeshare on St. Pete Beach, Florida. Video of the Mariner Beach Club, St. Pete Beach, Florida. Website to the timeshare at Madeira Beach, Florida.