With the kids home for the summer, here’s an idea for a rainy day.
If you have a growing collection of outgrown and unwanted toys, perhaps you could enlist the help of your children to turn them into cash.
Start by having a good root through the playroom, kids bedrooms and any other place where toys frequent, and then pick out the good quality items that are no longer wanted.
You can then list these onto eBay (or other similar websites) and sell them.
Some larger items you may want to advertise as pick up only.
But for smaller items, you’ll want to arrange for a courier service to deliver them on your behalf.
You’ll find this is easier to do than you might think.
If you visit one of the online parcel booking agents such as collectmyparcel.com, you can get an instant quote simply by entering your parcel’s dimensions and delivery postcode details. What’s more, you can get prices from a range of different courier providers including City Link, Parcelforce and Yodel. You can also view prices by delivery specification making it really easy for you to choose the best option for you – whether that’s Next Day or a 48-Hour service.
Then, once you’ve selected the best quote for you, simply book your courier collection.
Your chosen courier will collect your parcel from your specified address and deliver it on your behalf. What’s more, because your item will be posted with an electronic barcode it means you’ll be able to trace its progress as it moves through the delivery network. You’ll even be able to see when the item was delivered. It’s great for peace of mind and for getting the reassurance you want that the buyer actually did receive those old toys.