4 Ways to De-clutter your Santa Cruz Home Without Having a Garage Sale

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at 11:01pm.

You’re not a hoarder, but you definitely need to get rid of items cluttering your Santa Cruz home.  If the thought of having a garage sale makes you run screaming, never fear.   Here are four websites that will help you clear out unwanted items, without having a garage sale or throwing them in the trash.

1. Craigslist.  No matter what you think of Craigslist, it works for getting rid of unwanted items.  Just be sure to stay safe by having a friend or family member with you at your Santa Cruz home when someone comes to pick up the items.  Here are a few more tips to help move your stuff fast using Craigslist:
a. Include a photo. Buyers want to know what the item looks like.
b. Add as much detail as possible.  Include dimensions and sizes and be honest about wear and tear.

4. Freecycle.  Post things you want to give away. Even broken items such as TVs, lawnmowers, tools and bikes are happily taken.  Be sure a friend or family member is home with you when people pick up their items.

3. Donate Games.  They sell used games, including board games and video games.  The money raised is used to fund medical research for children with rare diseases.

4. Sports Gift  Whether it’s a tennis racket you no longer use or a baseball you’ve outgrown, Sports Gift will help your discarded sports gear find its way to needy children in the USA and abroad.  All you have to do is box them up and pay to ship them.

If you’re toying with the idea of putting your Santa Cruz home on the market, please give me a call at 831-662-6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com.  I’ll give you a free analysis to determine how much your home is worth in today’s market.

For more information, please visit my website at www.MySantaCruzRealEstate.com.

About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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