The journey to a less is MORE lifestyle, a
minimalist way of living starts with one
It starts with a decision to clean out, clear out, remove
clutter from your life.
An easy way to get into a less is MORE, minimalist mindset is
to remove clutter that no longer serves a purpose, adds value or
meaning to your life.
Simplicity is the start.
It’s a clear out of your stuff that is dead weight.
As you go through your home, garage, car or storage facility remember to ask two important declutter questions.
Does this item add value to my life?
Does this item have a purpose?
To help you along the way, I have created a list of ways
Trade-In items in the Fort Lauderdale.
Note: Many of the companies are nationwide so “google them
to find your local organization and drop off points.
Sell It Yourself
There are two general ways to sell your unwanted items.
 The old fashion way- in person method
Let’s first look online. There are a variety of online
websites that you can use to sell your belongings. Some are free
and others charge a percentage of the sales price or a posting fee.
Below I have listed four websites to explore:
Everything But The House
Here is a list of apps that can also add to your arsenal:
A great feature of these sights is that you can easily take a picture of
the items with your smartphone, press a few buttons and you are done.
Depending on what you are selling you will be amazed how quickly you get offers.
That’s right, you post a sales price of the item but expect some
negotiating. It is all part of the game.
Yard Sales help you declutter
You could take on the challenge and put up a few tables, buy a few Yard Sale
signs and sell your stuff in your own backyard or garage.
What about getting your entire community involved
for a community clean out and clear out? Good way to meet the neighbors too!
If you have a yard sale in Fort Lauderdale and have items that did not sell you and just want to part company with them many cities in Broward County have a yard sale disposal program including Coconut Creek, Hollywood,
Lighthouse Point, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Sea Ranch Lakes and Weston.
I suggest heading over to your local city website for further information.
Here is the bulk pickup schedule in Davie.
Taking it a bit further,
Rent a space in the Swap Shop and clear out.
The Swap Shop in Sunrise offers a daily rate. Twelve million people visit the
Swap Shop yearly. You have a good chance of selling your items with that amount of traffic and potential buyers.
Daily and weekly rates are available in this busy outdoor market. The Swap Shop opens early to allow you to set up and according to the Swap Shop website the fee is only $5 per day.
Specialty Stores are a good way to remove clutter from your space.
There are several specialty stores that will also purchase your unwanted items such as coins, jewelry, stamps and other collections.
If you are selling your jewelry consider speaking with the following:
Morningstar’s in Hollywood
Peoples Pawn and Jewelry in Davie
Goldfellow is located Pines Pembroke Pines
Both Kay Jewelers and Zales will allow you to trade in your diamonds. They promote trading up but this is object of this exercise remember…
Less is MORE.
Several companies in the Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas will buy coins.
One such company is located in Lauderdale by the Sea, Commercial Rare Coins
and Precious Metals. There is the Fort Lauderdale Coin Club in Plantation also.
A simple google search will produce more offerings. If you can get a recommendation all the better, if not at least look for a google review.
Tropical Stamps and Coins in Fort Lauderdale is another choice for selling
Another way to clear out is to look at your local Fort Lauderdale Consignment Shop. These stores come in all shapes and sizes. The concept here is you allow
a third party, the consignment shop to sell your goods. When the item is sold they take a percentage of the sale.
There are consignment shops in Fort Lauderdale that will sell your clothing,
furniture [ some specialize in children’s furniture ], vintage items and decor
items. These all will help you on your way to becoming a minimalist in Fort Lauderdale.
Other companies that will buy your stuff include:
Trade In Programs help you simplify
Trade in programs for techy/mobile phones are listed below. These are NOT to be confused with buying more stuff.
And Best Buy -To find out what store accepts trade ins in Fort Lauderdale fill in this form
Auction Houses are another choice.
[Antiques… You never know the value of what you own ]
Sample Auctions in Hollywood
American Red Cross
Salvation Army. There are three local stores in Pembroke Pines Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are located on Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Women in Distress in Lighthouse Point and this charity has a store located in Margate.
I recently had dealings with Hope South Florida a local organization that supports our Veterans in the Fort Lauderdale area. Well worth contacting [ imho ]
Computer Recycling In Lauderhill
Etronic Ewaste Hollywood
Auto Fort Lauderdale , for car parts.
Bulk Pick Up
Many cities in the Fort Lauderdale area offer scheduled bulk pick up.
Donate to your local Fort Lauderdale Houses of Worship.
I hope you find my list of use. As you declutter you will free not only your
physical space but your mind. I know that is a bold
statement but it works. Do not trust me
but see for yourself.
And as you get rid of unwanted items you will feel
freer, cleaner, less stressed. You will create an
environment where you can literally see the trees through
The recommendations above are simply my ideas and thoughts. I hope
the content will help you start your less is MORE minimalism journey. A minimalist lifestyle really is worth looking into 🙂