Holiday Debt? Sell Your Stuff! Posted January 15, 2017

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1janThe fun and excitement of the holidays are over, the decorations are all put away – but there’s still one lingering memory of the 2016 holiday season: The credit card debt left from all those overindulgences that tend to go hand-in-hand with holiday merrymaking. Statistics show the average person added nearly $1,000 of new debt on their credit cards this past holiday season, and by the time they pay it off, the added interest could mean they’re paying hundreds more.

Those Pesky Resolutions!

Of course, all that holiday debt comes home to roost at just about the same time as we’re making our New Year’s resolutions to save money, be debt-free and live a more organized life. It’s like we’ve broken our resolutions as soon as we’ve made them. But guess what? There’s a solution that can help you achieve BOTH those resolutions at the same time – and best of all, you hardly have to do anything to accomplish it. What’s the solution? Sell your stuff. After all, not only does selling your stuff help you pay off those credit card bills, it also helps you declutter and organize your space and your life – win-win!
Now for the excuses:

But I don’t have any stuff to sell.

2janNonsense. An article in the L.A. Times reports the average American household contains about 300,000 items, and lots of those items are crammed in closets, cupboards, basements and attics, just taking up space. Other items are cluttering up bookcases, china cabinets and bureaus. What do they all have in common? They can all be turned into cash that can help you pay down your debts and improve your overall financial picture.

It’s not yard sale season.

That’s right! And that means now is the perfect time to sell. Why? First, there’s less competition – fewer sales means your own sale can attract more people. And second, it’s been months since the height of yard sale season, and that means people are craving deals. Supply is low and demand is high – what could be better?

I don’t have time to host a sale, let alone prepare for it.3jan

Guess what? You don’t have to. At Attics to Basements, we do all that work for you, from advertising to pricing items to hosting the actual sale – all the way through the clean-up at the end. We eve provide the bags and wrappings. All you have to do is collect your money at the end.

I’m out of excuses. What’s the next step?

The next step is easy too – give us a call at 469-396-4696 or shoot us an email at info@atticstobasements.net and we’ll help you get started. Buh-bye, debt!