The following list of apps will all allow you to sell that unwanted furniture you have lying around.
Which one you pick will depend on how you answered the above questions and which phone you have, as some apps are only available on iOS.
If there’s an app you think works best for you, but you don’t have a phone with iOS, all of the platforms described below have accompanying online marketplaces through which you can sell using their website.
Sell It or Move It?
There are three key questions to ask yourself before you start putting your furniture up for sale:
- Is it old?
- Does it have sentimental value?
- Is it difficult to replace?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, it probably isn’t time to sell. If it does have sentimental value, maybe consider selling or giving it to a family member, just in case you may want it back.
What Price to Sell Your Furniture for
There are a few different things to consider when choosing what price to sell your furniture for.
- What’s the brand?
- How old is it?
- What condition is it in?
- What was the original price?
An excellent place to start is to price your used furniture at 20% to 50% of its initial price.
If you’re not sure which price to choose, then you can always look up similar items on the platform and see what price they have, or, when in doubt, ask a friend if a price seems reasonable to them.
If all of this feels a bit overwhelming, then some of the apps listed below can assess your furniture and figure out the pricing for you—read more from Kinda Frugal.
Keep in mind that this usually comes with a commission, so the price your furniture sells for won’t be the payout you get.
Getting the Highest Price for Your Furniture
Getting a high price for your furniture will largely depend on the condition.
However, if you’re looking to get the best buck for your piece, consider a bidding platform. If your piece is unique enough, a bidding war over it can quickly increase the price.
Keep in mind that many of these bidding platforms take a good chunk of the selling price as commission since they do a lot of the work to sell it.
Also, it’s usually best to already have a high-value item since that will lower the commission the platform takes.
Check out the following section about Everything But The House if you want to go with a bidding platform and learn about what features this one has to offer.
Best Apps for Selling Your Furniture
Now that you’ve considered the age and quality of your furniture and have some idea of how you’re going to sell it, now you need an app to get you started.
The apps listed below will help you sell your furniture, but some are more geared towards more expensive items than others.
Chairish is a website with an accompanying app that has a team to curate what is selling on the platform. This curation process means that whatever you’re selling needs to be in pristine condition and as close to brand new as possible.
It’s not a guarantee that Chairish will accept your furniture onto this app. However, for the pieces that are, buyers may pay a higher price than on some other platforms as they know that what they are getting is of good quality.
While the added barrier of needing approval before selling, Chairish will help you handle deliveries and returns. You will receive 70% of the sale after a purchase.
Apartment Therapy Bazaar
The Apartment Therapy Bazaar app is a marketplace where you can find everything from chairs to lamps to anything you’ll need to furnish your apartment. Not only does this website specialize in decor, but there is also a design blog to help you make the most of your renovations.
To check out the design blog, click through to the Apartment Therapy Bazaar website.
The Apartment Therapy Bazaar app is available on both iOS and Android, so you can add new things to sell and keep track of who’s interested in your pieces while on the go.
5Miles focuses on the location of a seller and buyer. If you’re looking for a buyer in your area, then this is the app for you.
All you need to do is take a picture of what you want to sell, give a short description, and turn your location on from your phone, and the app will do the rest. 5Miles uses safety features to pinpoint a comfortable meeting spot between seller and buyer to conduct a transaction.
After some buyers nearby show interest in the furniture you’re selling, you can chat with them through 5Mile’s secure chat feature.
Everything But The House
Everything But The House is a bid-centric app much like other reselling websites. It has a curation team that will appraise the piece of furniture you want to sell, and if it’s approved, they’ll take over from there.
Everything But The House team will write a description for your piece, post it to their auctions, and handle communications with buyers.
You, as the seller, will receive a commotion of the final sale once the bidding is over. The percentage of the commission depends on how much the piece sold for:
- >$1,000 gets 20% commission
- $60 to $150 gets 50% commission
Selling anything worth less than $60 isn’t make you any cashback as it is considered a donated item due to how low the commission can be. If you’re going to use this platform, stick to higher-value items.
There’s potential with the Everything But The House app to sell your furniture for more than you might expect as bidders compete for your piece.
Other Options for Selling Your Furniture
If none of these apps appeal to you, then there are always other routes.
There are plenty of online marketplaces that you can use, some of which you are probably familiar with, that are not specifically for household decor but will get the job done.
Depending on the style and the quality of the furniture you are trying to sell, selling to a local antique shop or consignment store.
By exploring the different features available on each of these apps, you will hopefully find the best one for you to sell your used furniture on the go—read more from Stand or Sit.
Whether you’re looking to connect with buyers locally, like with 5Miles, or sell decor pieces, like with Chairish and Apartment Therapy Bazaar, maybe you want to sell your unique furniture to the highest bidder, like with Everything But The House.
All of these apps will help you get rid of the unwanted furniture cluttering your home while making some cash you can use towards your renovations setting up your new household.
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