Items to sell prior to listing your home

by Cheryl Pendenza - Realtor®/Broker Associate 02/01/2024

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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

Cheryl Pendenza - Realtor®/Broker Associate

Bringing more than 30 years of experience to the table, Cheryl has a paralegal degree, banking background, and is a member of many professional, civic, and community organizations.

Qualified • Experienced • Skilled

"As a full-time REALTOR®, I am dedicated to providing my clients with a high level of service by building relationships, marketing, and negotiating on their behalf. As a homeowner, I realize how important homeownership is.

Cheryl brings warmth and compassion to her client relationships and referrals have become the backbone of her business. "I’m grateful for every referral and welcome the opportunity to help clients achieve their real estate goals.”

Cheryl Pendenza, Broker Associate affiliated with RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services since 1999 is a local businesswoman and formidable negotiator who can help you achieve your real estate goals. Supporting family, community and local business is important to Cheryl and she can often be found at one of the local restaurants, shops, or galleries.