Spring is here! Do you know what that means? It’s time to start on your annual spring cleaning. Spring cleaning can often be overwhelming. How do you know what to throw away, donate, sell, or keep? To alleviate some of the stress, we’ve come up with a guide you can refer to while in the middle of your annual spring cleaning.

Deciding whether an item is worth keeping:

It’s easy to justify keeping items in your home that you haven’t used in months or even years by thinking, ” Well, what if I do need this one day?” That’s how material things accumulate and take up precious space. When deciding whether to keep something, it’s better to ask yourself, “how many times have I used this?” or, “when was the last time I used this?” and “when is the next time I see myself using this?” Depending on your answers to these simple questions, the decision will seem quite obvious.

Toss, Donate, or Sell?

Now that you’ve sorted through what you want to keep vs. what you plan to get rid of, it’s time to sort things you are getting rid of into categories; toss, donate, and sell. Items that are damaged or beyond repair should go in a toss pile. For example, clothes with rips and stains, broken electronics, etc. A donate pile should consist of things that don’t hold much worth to you or are not worth your time trying to sell; out of style clothing, old shoes, dishware, unwanted furniture, etc. When it comes to the sell category, think if this could be worth someone else’s money. Is it timeless? Is it still in good working condition? Do people still buy products that are similar, brand new? If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions, you can probably make some money. Listed below are items that pawn shops typically buy and sell!

  • Jewelry
  • Electronics:
    Game Consoles
    Video Games
  • Instruments:
  • Collectibles:
    Trading Cards

If your local pawn shop rejects some of the items you bring to sell, don’t worry! There are plenty of online platforms where you can use as a secondary option to sell to more niche groups of people that might be more interested in old designer items, name brand clothes, books, or furniture.

Loudoun Exchange and Jewelry

Using these tips and strategies will hopefully help your spring cleaning go smoother and help you make room for new items you will use. Make sure to pay a visit to Loudoun Exchange and Jewelry to sell your unwanted items.

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