Whether you are going to go as a seller to a car boot sale, or whether you plan a garage or yard sale, you will have to have a thorough clear-out of all that stuff you've been holding on to but you never use.
If you are a hoarder, then you will have to overcome that 'might need this one day' impuse and be really disciplined. On the bright side, however, you will probably have an awful lot of stuff that you can use to raise cash.
However, even if you are not a hoarder and think you have nothing to sell, if you have a good clear out you might just be surprised.
Don't pre-judge the saleability of your items though. It never fails to surprise me what sells quickest and easiest when I go to a car boot sale; and it's rarely what i think will sell!
Even items that are not in the best condition will usually go fairly quickly; and some items that might not be bought first time around, will on another occassion.
With these types of sale it is often just a case of being in the right place at the right time for some items. My daughter had a plastic head she thought was a waste of time selling. On two occassions it was. But the last time we went to a car boot, we were surprised when right at the start, a guy came over and bought it without even haggling over the price. Apparently, his daughter was starting as an apprentice hairdresser and they had been desperately searching for just this kind of item! So you never know.
Even broken things (depends though, a broken mirror is not much use) like mobile phones, computers and similar will still appeal to house clearance st albans someone who is looking for good spares/repairs items.
I have bags and bags of old computer bits that I used to save just in case I ever needed them, and there's old leads, connectors and cables in those bags too. I take them along and let people rummage for what they want. I always sell quite a bit - yet I almost threw them out at one point!
Clothes always seem to do quite well, and they seem to do better in rummage boxes than laid our on rails, which surprises me no end! So, unless it is a special item, I'd just put them in a box and let them rummage to their hears' content.
So the moral is, don't pre-judge!