Looking for Small Items for Your Travel Housing? Here are 5 Reasons to Explore Local Facebook Yard Sale Groups

Looking for Small Items for Your Travel Housing? Here are 5 Reasons to Explore Local Facebook Yard Sale Groups
Cross Country Allied
September 28, 2018 09:24 AM (GMT-04:00)
Traveler Tips

Yard sales have always been popular with bargain shoppers. Now, thanks to technology, you can shop for less without having to leave your home to peruse what is available.

Once you head out to one of the best travel jobs in the country, you can use Facebook yard sale groups to find small items for your travel housing. If you aren’t sure why you should explore this options, here are five reasons why these groups are worth exploring.

Discount Prices

Yard sales are a great place to find small items for your travel housing, especially if you want to keep your costs down. Facebook yard sale groups operate under a similar premise, with people selling household goods at discount prices.

Ultimately, by finding these groups, you can outfit your housing for less, allowing you to keep more of your hard-earned money to use on other expenses.

Pay via Messenger

One of the benefits of Facebook yard sale groups is the ability to complete a purchase through Messenger. This means you don’t have to carry cash to an unfamiliar location, but you can still pay for the item immediately.

This process is incredibly simple and very convenient for both the buyer and seller. Plus, it allows you to pay using a credit or debit card, something you can’t always do at a regular yard sale.

Reliability and Safety

Sites like Craigslist allow sellers to post an item for sale fairly anonymously. This means there is an increased risk associated with shopping on the site, as a seller could misrepresent themselves with ease.

When you use Facebook yard sale groups, the risk is substantially less. After all, people have to post under their names, creating a connection that might not exist on other sites. This means sellers tend to be more reliable, and it may even be safer. However, it’s still wise to be cautious when meeting a stranger, even if they are upfront about their identity.

Local Pickup

Since Facebook yard sale groups tend to be location-based, any item you buy should be available near your travel housing. This means you can simply pick the piece up at an agreed upon meeting place, eliminating the need for shipping (and shipping charges).

Additionally, local pickup usually decreases the amount of time you need to wait to add the item to your home. In some cases, you may even be able to get it on the same day, something that is extremely convenient for household goods you require immediately.

Sell Your Stuff

At the end of your travel assignment, you’ll likely have a few small items that you don’t need to take home. If you plan ahead, you can actually resell the pieces through the same yard sale groups you used to find what you needed when you arrived. This allows you to pocket some extra cash while you get ready to head home, creating a win-win scenario for you and ensuring that useful household goods don’t end up in the trash.

Ultimately, Facebook yard sale groups can be excellent for finding small items for your travel housing, allowing you to save money and time while outfitting your short-term home.

If you are interested in finding a new travel assignment, the professionals at Cross Country Allied can help you explore your options. Contact us to learn more about our available positions and see how our services can make finding the ideal location a breeze.

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