Recent College Grads: Things to Sell ASAP!

If you’re anything like the rest of America’s college students, over the four, five or six years you attended college, you accumulated a ton of — frankly — crap!

If you decide to keep even half of it, you are going to have an absolute mess on your hands. You’re going to have to move it. You’re going to have to store it somewhere. Then, you’re going to have to dig through it in the future and throw most of it away anyway.

The moment you graduate from college, the first thing you need to do is have a fire sale! Graduation is not only the end of your college career, but the beginning of the next phase of your life. Starting off fresh is the best way to put your best foot forward.

The following is a list of things you bought in college that you’re never going to use again. Sell them!

1. Books

Nope, you won’t. Everyone says they will, but they never do. No one in the history of the world has ever reread a book they read for a college course, nor have they looked through that textbook they thought they needed to keep. Before anything else — while the books still have value — sell them to students who’ve yet to take the courses you already passed.

2. Furniture

Yes, even the plaid-patterned pea green and spaghetti yellow loveseat you grew so fond of over the last half decade! Sell the bed. Sell anything you’re going to have to bend your knees to lift. If it is heavy, you don’t want it. Let someone who does come and move it out of your apartment themselves. If you’ve been living in a dormitory, sell all your twin-size bedding and dorm room decorations. You won’t need them, and you’ll realize you won’t even want them in your new place.

3. Kitchen Stuff

Sell the mini fridge. Sell every plate, bowl, cup, glass, fork, spoon and knife. Sell all the pots and pans. Sell the blender and the antique salt and pepper shakers you think are so clever. Get rid of the four-cup coffee maker you never use. Don’t keep anything you’re going to have to put in a box, label and move. As an adult, you will want to outfit your new kitchen with full-size appliances and matching dishware.

4. Sports and Recreation Equipment

Sell anything and everything you have two of. The old tent you never use anymore, sell it. The second kayak, gone. The townie bicycle is never going to get another mile out of you. Sell it to someone who will put it to use. You don’t need three pair of skis, and you certainly don’t need that second hammock.

5. Clothes

Believe it or not, very few of the clothes you wore in college will make the transition into your professional life. In addition to not having a functional purpose in your future, clothes are heavy, require a great deal of space, and age in storage.

Having 10 jackets you’re not going to wear, 20 pairs of jeans that are too tight now and too faded to wear at work, and dozens upon dozens of shirts that you only use a handful of is not only impractical, but expensive. Filling a storage unit with clothes is a waste of space.

Sell all the clothes you haven’t worn in the last month.

6. Appliances

Sell everything but the television. Sell the dusty old fan you haven’t turned on in years. Sell the computer you don’t use anymore. Sell the reading lamp and the toaster and the George Foreman grill. You don’t need any of that where you’re going.

If you just came to the realization that you have way more stuff than you need or want, put it on and get rid of it fast!